Veterans Disability Info Blog



How to Obtain Your Claims File

Your claims file contains all communications and documents that refer to your VA claims. Also included in the claims file are your military records if you are claiming a disability, all compensation and pension exam reports, letters from VA, VA decision documents such as rating decisions,...

Refuting VA Exams Part V

This is Part 5 in a series of articles dealing with strategies a veteran can use to refute VA medical exams. In Part 4, I addressed situations where the VA examiner fails to consider your statements about what happened in service. Today, I want to discuss with you what happens when VA denies your...

Refuting VA Exams Part IV

This is Part IV in a series of articles dealing with strategies a veteran can use to refute VA medical exams. As I have noted in prior articles as a veterans disability lawyer representing disabled veterans nationwide, I have had ample opportunity to review literally thousands of C&P exam...

Refuting VA Exams Part III

In Parts I and II of this series on how to refute VA exams or VA medical opinions, we discussed situations where the VA examiner relied on inaccurate facts or failed to provide adequate reasons for his conclusion. In today’s installment I am going to focus on the VA’s failure to follow...

Refuting VA Exams Part II

In Part I of this series on how to refute VA exams or VA medical opinions, we discussed the importance of examining the factual assumptions upon which the VA examiner relied in reaching his conclusion against service connection. To reiterate, if the VA examiner assumed inaccurate facts, then his...

Refuting VA Exams Part I

One of the biggest challenges a disabled veteran faces when seeking service connection is how to refute an unfavorable VA medical opinion. As a veterans disability attorney I have literally reviewed thousands of VA compensation and pension exam reports over the years. And it’s not an...

VA Finally Admits That Delay in Care Contributed to Veteran Deaths

Since the VA scandal broke this past spring, there has been no shortage of outrage among the veterans community regarding the long wait times to see a doctor at the VA medical centers. By now, most of you are familiar with the news of the secret wait lists and the elaborate schemes devised to...