Turner v. Shulkin has made a significant impact on pending claims. Read about how it could lead to a greater pay out below. In the VA claims process, the term “new and material” commonly describes the type of evidence needed to reopen a previous claim that the regional office has already fully decided. What is less […]
Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA)
The VA Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act was recently signed into law by President Trump. The claimed goal of this law is to speed up the appeal process by creating three options to appeal VA disability claim decisions. Veterans can request that a higher VA adjudicator decide the case (same as before), they can appeal with […]
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 […]
Once your case reaches the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, you have the option to have a hearing before the judge who will be making a decision in your case. Of course, by the time your case reaches the Board, you have almost certainly been fighting for your VA benefits for a year or two – […]
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.
One decision that veterans often have to make as they take their cases to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (the second level of the VA administrative review process, after the regional office has denied the claim), is whether to have a hearing before a Board judge. All veterans who appeal their cases to the Board […]