No matter how clear the error and appeal process may look to you, it never is. A skilled veterans law attorney can prevail when others aren't able to. Better yet, it costs you nothing out of pocket and nothing at all if you don't win.
The link below takes you to the VA site where you'll find the latest and simplest ways to manage your appeal.
Five Reasons to Appeal
1. You filed a claim for a disability benefit and were denied.
2. You filed a claim for a benefit and the rating is too low.
3. You've been denied a health care benefit, for example...prosthetics or dental services.
4. You have had a temporary rating and VA tells you that they are going to reduce that rating.
5. You've been notified that VA is proposing to appoint a fiduciary.
The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims is a national court of record, established under Article I
of the Constitution of the United States. The Court has exclusive jurisdiction to provide judicial review
of final decisions by the Board of Veterans' Appeals, an entity within the Department of Veterans Affairs.
When you choose this option, you’re appealing to a Veterans Law Judge at the Board of Veterans' Appeals
in Washington, D.C. A judge who’s an expert in Veterans law will review your case.
Higher-level reviews (HLRs) consist of de novo reviews of the issue(s) identified by requesters on a completed
VA Form 20-0996, Decision Review Request: Higher-Level Review. De novo review means the reviewer reexamines and readjudicates the claim in question without deference to the prior decision, except for proper favorable findings.
VA decision reviews and appeals
The legacy VA appeals process has changed to the decision review process. If you disagree with a VA decision dated on or after February 19, 2019, you can choose from 3 decision review options (Supplemental Claim, Higher-Level Review, or Board Appeal) to continue your case. If you aren’t satisfied with the results of the first option you choose, you can try another eligible option.
The VA will now recognize asthma, rhinitis, and sinusitis as diseases presumed to be
connected to Veterans who served in specific countries at specific times.
It's Your VA - Deal With It!
It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired.
You quit when the gorilla is tired.
American workers are engaged in "the equivalent of a general strike," former Labor Secretary
Robert Reich has argued, following unexpectedly low U.S. employment figures.
Detailed Claims Data - Status Reports
Reports contain data covering claims inventory, claims backlog, claims accuracy, and Fully Developed Claims.
Entitlement to a total disability evaluation based on individual unemployability (TDIU) due to service-connected
disabilities on a schedular or extraschedular basis prior to May 6, 2019 is denied.
The Veteran's coronary artery disease is rated at 100 percent on a schedular basis as of May 6, 2019, and the Veteran has already been awarded special monthly compensation (SMC) pursuant to 38 U.S.C. § 1114(s) from May 6, 2019 forward.
Most people who receive Social Security payments will be able to view their COLA
notice online through their personal my Social Security account.
VA benefits also increase 5.9%
I'm in Florida, up in the NE corner near Jacksonville.
Are you close? The coffee is on me.
Did you see combat, enemy fire, or casualties?
Were you or a buddy wounded, injured or hospitalized?
Do you have a claim pending for illness or injury related to your military service?
Do you have a service-connected condition?
Title 38 - Pensions, Bonuses,
and Veterans' Relief
Title: PART 17 - MEDICAL
Benzene Tetrachloroethylene (PCE or PERC) Acetone Trichloroethylene (TCE) Xylenes
Not every veteran is automatically entitled to medical care from the VA.
Veterans must meet basic eligibility requirements for enrollment.
855 - 948 - 2311
Yes, this really works. No, it doesn't ring in the White House.
Be sure to include your DOB, your last 4, contact info...a couple of numbers, your preferred email and such.
Describe the problem as briefly as you can. Don't rant.
Tell them you read about this at The VAWatchdog...
Learn what has worked for others and what gets denied or remanded
Jim Strickland is a Vietnam era Army veteran and nationally recognized expert on VA
the Benefits you've earned.
You may file claims on eBenefits or
you can mail them in using certified mail or you can even fax them in.
V A Claims Intake Center
PO BOX 4444
Toll Free Fax:
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38 CFR Book C
The Schedule for Rating Disabilities
or Appeal Status
Learn how to track
your status online
From 2005 to 2019, the federal Bankruptcy Code commonly required veterans to relinquish some of their veterans’
benefits to their creditors in order to obtain bankruptcy relief. The Bankruptcy Code thereby treated veterans’ benefits
less favorably than Social Security benefits, which federal law typically insulates from creditors’ claims
If your application is denied, then you can ask for reconsideration
Providing Military Veterans Personalized Psychological and Medical Evaluations. Complete the Contact form, and you'll get a personal phone call from us. We listen, and want to know what you are going through. We provide Independent Medical Evaluations (IME), Independent Medical Opinions (IMO) and nexus letters for ratings reviews, secondary conditions, medical conditions, discharge upgrades, and many types of denied claims. We also provide Social Security Disability claim reports.
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Possible Effects on VA Benefits
Get some hometown help.
Your state provides service officers to help you navigate all your benefits.
Check them out for state tax info, veterans claims, homelessness...and a lot more. Don't get advice from well meaning friends, neighbors or volunteer "VA Reps",
go with the pros.
Military Suicides Rose 15 Percent Last Year
The upward trend was strongest in the Army and Marine Corps
This document will save you a lot of worry!
This is your C & P examiners guide and it's your only chance to know what the examiner knows before you go in the room.
This document is a VA product, still in wide use and if you study it prior to the exam, you'll have the upper hand. Knowing exactly what you should expect is a big advantage.
Do some homework...and good luck.
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For many years we're the leader in providing expert resources to help you win the claim for the benefits you earned. We'll guide you as you file a claim and provide you with professional, board certified consultation should you need some help.
If you're a health care or legal professional interested in helping America's veterans with their claims, drop me a note at <email@example.com> and I'll be happy to explain how this works. /s/ Jim