The Two Components Of TDIU Claims

Components Of TDIU Claims

The Two Components Of TDIU Claims There are two components of TDIU claims.  Sometimes, the Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability claims are straightforward. The veteran is not working, a VA doctor says the Veteran cannot work, and the Veteran has a disability rating that meets the requirements. But other times, there is some doubt …

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Higher Level Review

Higher Level Review

Higher Level Review and Your VA Disability Claim Veterans still have the Higher Level Review option even after the 2017 VA disability reforms made some significant changes. For many Veterans, the extended wait time for an appeal hearing is over. Now, an appeal might simply be a matter of filling out a form. It’s not …

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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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VA Case Backlog

Case Backlog

VA Case Backlog to Remain Until at Least 2023   Officials blamed the coronavirus pandemic for their failure to significantly reduce the appeals logjam. They expect the case backlog to continue until at least 2023.   “We don’t have the timeline yet. We’re working to set that,” BVA chair Cheryl Mason told the House VA …

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All About VA Form 21-4142

Form 21-4142

All About VA Form 21-4142 VA Form 21-4142 gives the VA permission to obtain your personal information from non-VA sources, like private physicians or hospitals. In many cases, a medical release form like this one is a standard part of the process. The issuing agency receives it, processes it, and keeps it on file. However, …

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Lose In The CAVC

If You Lose In CAVC

Under The Appeals Modernization Act, What Do You Do If You Lose In CAVC? You may be asking what options there are if you lose in CAVC. In the before times, if the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims denied a Veteran’s appeal, that was essentially the end. Your attorney could file a motion for …

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Service-Related Connection

Service-Related Connection

Establishing a Service-Related Connection in VA Disability Claims Defining a service-related connection. In a nutshell, any illness or injury which occurred while the Veteran was on active duty. Whether or not the illness or injury was directly tied to military activity, like a combat or training injury, is service-related for VA disability purposes.  Generally, illnesses include …

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Supplemental Claim Appeal

Supplemental Claim Appeal

What is a VA Form 21-0995 and a Supplemental Claim Appeal? Information on filing a Supplemental Claim Appeal. Excessively long wait times for appeal hearings, among other issues, prompted lawmakers to pass the Appeals Modernization Act (AMA) in 2017. The AMA split the appeals process into three avenues. It also standardized some VA notice procedures …

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