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Archives for June 2017
The Board of Veterans’ Appeals recently granted an appeal for clear and unmistakable error filed by Bosley & Bratch on behalf of a veteran for service connection for schizophrenia. With respect to the appeal, the veteran enlisted in the early 1980s. The enlistment exam described a clean bill of health. About one year later, the […]
VA Secretary David Shulkin is finally revealing his true colors as an institutional bureaucrat that is focused on cutting VA disability benefits for veterans. Speaking at the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative on June 23rd, Secretary Shulkin said that the current system “incentivizes disability” and that the program is not sustainable. Secretary Shulkin wants to […]
Jim Sampsel, a lead analyst within the Department of Veterans Affairs’ compensation service, has downplayed the risks of Agent Orange exposure and questioned the findings of scientists, journalists and a federal administrative tribunal that conflict with his views. He told a VA advisory committee in March that he believes much of the renewed attention to Agent Orange […]
A recent decision from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims may make it easier for veterans claiming disability due to PTSD to prove in-service personal assault. There are special rules in place where in-service assault is involved. The VA knows it can be hard for veterans to prove in-service personal assault because a lot of times, especially […]
A week after President Obama signed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, the defense department announced they are reviewing and possibly upgrading discharge statuses of certain veterans. Any veteran who might have been improperly discharged for reasons related to post-traumatic stress syndrome, sexual orientation, sexual assault, and other circumstances may have the opportunities to upgrade […]