Blue water veterans have long battled for recognition that they were exposed to Agent Orange. Unfortunately, VA has long refused to extend the presumption that veterans who were on land, or on inland waterways in Vietnam, were exposed to Agent Orange to veterans who served on ships in the offshore waterways. To justify this position, […]
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The entire legal team of Bosley & Bratch recently attended the National Organization for Veterans’ Advocates (NOVA) Spring Conference in San Francisco, CA. Ralph Bratch from Bosley & Bratch presented at the conference on the Board of Veteran’s Appeals in a panel with two judges and another practitioner. Christopher Boudi from Bosley & Bratch presented […]
The National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, Inc. (NOVA) presented its most prestigious honor – the Kenneth M. Carpenter Achievement Award for Excellence – to Wade R. Bosley.
Recently, VA made changes to its rules that impact the way claims are filed and appealed in the veterans disability compensation process. Those changes are detailed here. Essentially, the rule changes create a more formalized claims system. For example, where a veteran could previously file a claim for VA benefits simply by writing a letter […]
Mr. Conley Monk, Jr., by counsel at the Yale University Veterans Law Clinic, filed a complaint in the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) on behalf of thousands of veterans whose initial appeals languish in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) backlog.