Choosing the right lawyer to handle your VA disability case can be the deciding factor in whether you receive the disability benefits you need. It is important that you choose an attorney with experience in the field of VA disability benefits who is qualified to handle your case. Do you know what questions to ask before selecting a VA.
So you just received your Board decision from the Board of Veteran Appeals (“BVA” of “Board”) and eagerly skim through pages of discussion to find the outcome. Did they agree that you should receive disability benefits at the rating level and amount you believe you should? After years of pursuing appeals for one or more of your VA claims, they.
This, in my opinion, is the most important, and yet most difficult, challenge for disabled veterans. In the vast majority of cases, VA disability claims are won or lost on the medical evidence. The medical evidence process usually starts with the VA obtaining a one-time medical examination as part of its duty-to-assist, which includes a written opinion based upon the.
Let’s start at the beginning. A veteran or claimant begins the adjudication process by filing a claim(s) for entitlement to a service-connected disability at one of the many local VA regional offices or with a local DAV or VFW. A VA employee called a Rating Specialist develops the claim(s) by gathering evidence and then decides the claim and sends.
RAMP: What is it and it is right for me? The Department of Veterans Affairs is notorious for its red tape. Some injured veterans hoping for disability benefits spend months building a thorough application only to find their claim denied or underrated. In order to appeal the decision, veterans need to bring their claim to either a local Decision Review.
I’ve Been Diagnosed with a Personality Disorder. Does That Mean I Can’t Get VA Disability Compensation?
Military service demands certain sacrifices, but few realize just how demanding active duty can be on a person’s mental state. While much is made about post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, unfortunately, the Department of Veterans Affairs does not recognize personality disorders as a disability that can be compensated by the VA. Viewed instead as genetic or developmental disorders, personality disorders.
The Challenge of Sparse Medical Records We are all familiar with cases involving sparse medical records. Claim folders with minimal treatment records, both service and post-service, pose a challenge for all claims, including claims for service-connection, claims for increased ratings and even for claims seeking appropriate effective dates for disability awards. EXAMPLE: In 1990, the veteran filed a claim for.
Getting emergency health care in a non-VA health care facility paid for by the Veterans Administration is allowed but often difficult for veterans to succeed at. There are very strict guidelines to this benefit. A veteran trying to get their non-VA emergency room visit paid for must meet ALL the requirements. The first requirement is the ER visit must meet the definition.
When a veteran suffers disability or death as a consequence of VA sponsored medical treatment, that veteran or their surviving family is entitled to compensation under 38 U.S.C. § 1151. Unlike other VA claims, these are not considered “service related,” however they are compensated in a similar manner. Similar laws provide compensation when a veteran is disabled or dies as a result of VA sponsored vocational rehabilitation or work therapy. A.
A new measure that was introduced in Texas recently would ensure that some military veterans in that state would not be able to pass on unused state tuition benefits to their children. The measure was introduced in the Senate recently, and was approved by the Senate. Under the bill, non-Texas veterans would have to live in the state for at.