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Arguing an Earlier Effective Date for a Claim When An NOD Wasn’t Filed

May 30, 2018

Arguing an Effective Date When For a Claim When an NOD Wasn’t Filed.   The date of a claim is the earliest effective date allowed for a service-connected disability award. In general, when an RO renders a decision on a claim, the decision becomes final, unless a Notice of Disagreement has been filed within one year. A final decision means …

Challenging Effective Dates

October 1, 2015

Reviewing Cases for Proper Effective Dates More and more we are seeing decisions coming out of the VA in which there is an inappropriate assignment of an effective date for the awarded disability. This bulletin will help you to understand proper application of 38 U.S.C. § 5110(a)so as to better prepare you for effective representation of your clients. Effective dates …