Burn Pit

Burn Pit

VA Adds Smoke From A Burn Pit To Presumptive Injury List   Veterans who developed rhinitis, sinusitis, or asthma after being exposed to burn pit smoke are now presumptively entitled to monthly benefits.   VA Secretary Denis McDonough said the decision was “the right move”. Further, McDonough hinted that he may add more conditions to …

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Claims Backlog

Claims Backlog

Post-Pandemic Claims Backlog Worse Than Expected   With rising immunity to Covid, many parts of life are getting back to normal. But that is not the case at the Veterans Administration. Officials expect cases to be seriously backed up until late 2022. The post-pandemic claims backlog is worse than expected.   Before the coronavirus pandemic …

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VA Disabilities

Most Common VA Disabilities

The Veterans Administration recently released results for the 2019 fiscal year .  Including the most common VA disabilities. In its defense, the VA’s fiscal year is different from the calendar year. And 2020 was a very busy year for all government agencies, including the VA. Other priorities, such as vaccinating as many Veterans as possible, …

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Decision Review Denial

Decision Review Request Denial

Appeal Options Following a VA Form 10182 – Decision Review Request (Notice of Disagreement to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA)) Denial  It is not uncommon for a Veteran to receive a Decision Review Request Denial. The 2017 Appeals Modernization Act (AMA) significantly streamlined the VA disability appeals process. However, the AMA did not necessarily …

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Denied Supplemental Claim

Denied Supplemental Claim

What are My Appeal Options After a VA Form 21-0995 – Denied Supplemental Claim Appeal? Has your Supplemental Claim Appeal been denied after submission of VA form 21-0995?  You are not out of options. Before 2017, all VA disability appeals had a single, mandatory long progression to the Board of Veterans Appeals. Because the veteran …

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