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Gulf War Veterans Win Five-Year Gulf War Syndrome VA Claims Extension

Gulf War Veterans Win Five-Year Gulf War Syndrome VA Claims Extension

Congress has granted an estimated 200,000 Gulf War veterans affected by Gulf War Syndrome more time to file presumptive disability claims for benefits. VA has extended the cutoff date five more years, now set at December 31, 2026.
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How to Discredit an Unfavorable VA Exam

How to Discredit an Unfavorable VA Exam

Nothing is more frustrating than a VA compensation and pension (“C&P”) exam report that wrongly concludes service connection is not warranted. And most of VA’s denials are based on these VA exam reports. Therefore, having several techniques for discrediting a VA doctor is...


Does AQ95 Proposed Rule Ban More Veterans from VA Benefits?

Does AQ95 Proposed Rule Ban More Veterans from VA Benefits?

Concerns over an already unreliable VA system grew in July 2020 when VA proposed to modify its character of discharge regulations, specifying reasons for discharge that it would consider “dishonorable” and ineligible for VA benefits.
VA’s AQ95 Proposed Rule aims to...

Veterans Can Now Be Service-Connected for Obesity

Veterans Can Now Be Service-Connected for Obesity

On August 26, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) delivered a landmark decision – Larson v. McDonough – determining that obesity can be a service-connected disability if it results in functional impairment of earning capacity.
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U.S. Court of Appeals for Vet Claims Annual Report Findings

U.S. Court of Appeals for Vet Claims Annual Report Findings

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims issued its Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2020, which ran from October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2020. The report paints a discouraging picture of a court stretched to its limits, where appellants face long wait times for...