Lawsuit Alleges Systemic Discrimination at VA

Lawsuit Alleges Systemic Discrimination at VA A lawsuit filed in November 2022 alleges systemic discrimination at VA. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Conley Monk, Jr., a 74-year-old former Marine. Monk Jr. claims the Veterans Administration systematically discriminated against Black veterans in disability compensation claims. The suit is based partly on a statistical analysis […]

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What Disabilities Qualify for VA Benefits

What Disabilities Qualify for VA Benefits? Learning about disabilities and what disabilities qualify for VA benefits. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 25% of Americans are at least partially disabled under specific criteria. A significant number of these disabilities apply to veterans and are related to their time in service. If that is […]

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VA Changes PACT Act Process

VA Changes PACT Act Process Before the VA changed the PACT Act process, the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act required veterans who wanted to file claims for compensation for a presumptive illness to wait a couple of years for the legislation to go into effect. Burn pit and other victims would have to wait […]

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Bill to Expand VA Burn Pit Coverage Reaches Senate

Bill to Expand VA Burn Pit Coverage Veterans are now waiting on the United States Senate to pass the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2021. This is the bill to expand VA burn pit coverage, better known as the PACT Act, which was passed by the House of Representatives. Pat Murray, […]

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Veteran Suicide

How Does the VA Compensate for Veteran Suicide? Veteran suicide is a huge problem. Around 7,500 soldiers have sustained fatal combat injuries during the Global War on Terror, which began on 9/11.  However, four times as many Veterans, over 30,000, have taken their own lives during this period. Moreover, adding to the tragic nature of […]

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CAVC Class Actions

Five Rules For Filing Successful CAVC Class Actions If you are a lone David taking on the VA Goliath in a way that affects a lot of other veterans, your case might work better as CAVC class actions. The VA recently changed the class action rules, so it is important to know your rights. A […]

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Clear and Unmistakable Error

What is a Clear and Unmistakable Error (“CUE”) in VA Law? A Clear and Unmistakable Error (CUE) is a special and rare type of error. It involves a situation where the correct facts, as known at time, were not before the VA. Or the application of the law and regulations in effect at the time […]

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