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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, 10 F.4th 1325 (Fed. Cir. 2021) – determining that obesity can be a service-connected disability if it results in functional impairment of earning...

How Camp Lejeune Veterans Maximize VA Disability Benefits

How Camp Lejeune Veterans Maximize VA Disability Benefits

Veterans exposed to contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune face some significant challenges when it comes to collecting the disability benefits they deserve. Our military supplied up to one million Veterans, National Guard, and Reserve members with drinking water containing highly...

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...



Legal Update: No Statute of Limitations for Military Rape Victims 

Legal Update: No Statute of Limitations for Military Rape Victims 

Veteran victims of military rape achieved a huge win Thursday in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that a statute of limitations will not protect military members charged with rape. The unanimous ruling reinstated the military rape convictions of Lt. Col. Michael Briggs and two other Air Force members,...