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From VA RAMP Program to New VA Appeals System

From VA RAMP Program to New VA Appeals System

On February 19, 2019, the VA announced the end of the VA RAMP program, moving entirely into the new veterans’ appeals law – the Appeals Modernization Act (“AMA”). Here’s hoping this attempt at VA appeals reform continues to eliminate the backlog and helps get veterans...

Trump Signs VA Appeals Reform Legislation

Trump Signs VA Appeals Reform Legislation

During the 99th American Legion National Convention in Reno, President Trump signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. This comes as a fulfillment of Trump’s campaign promises to reform the “broken” VA system.
The idea behind the legislation is...

Entitlement to Service Connection for PTSD Granted After 42 Years

Entitlement to Service Connection for PTSD Granted After 42 Years

In April 1975 U.S. Forces participated in Operations Eagle Pull and Frequent Wind. These operations were designed to help evacuate Saigon and Cambodia. Our client, Larry, participated in these evacuations and he experienced the fright that comes from fear of impending hostile attack. He recalls...

VA Considers Adding New Diseases to the Agent Orange List

VA Considers Adding New Diseases to the Agent Orange List

Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald is considering adding several diseases to a list of 15 conditions associated with Agent Orange exposure. This move would help disabled Vietnam veterans and their families significantly by easing the path to service connection for...

Veteran Wins a 19-Year Appeal For VA Benefits In C. Difficile Colitis Case

Veteran Wins a 19-Year Appeal For VA Benefits In C. Difficile Colitis Case

Are you a veteran who has been fighting the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) in appeal on a benefits claim? As a veterans’ benefits lawyer, I have the privilege of representing veterans from all over the country. Recently, our legal team won a particularly noteworthy VA benefits...


What Not To Do When Claiming TDIU VA Benefits

As a veterans disability lawyer I literally talk with hundreds of disabled veterans each year. These veterans call or send me their VA decisions in hopes that I will be able to represent them. Recently, a veteran sent me his Board of Veterans Appeals decision. He wanted our veterans benefits law...

The Board Denied My Claim, Now What Do I Do?

If you are a disabled veteran who has recently been denied by the Board of Veterans Appeals, then you may have some questions about what to do next. As a veterans disabilty lawyer, we receive calls from veterans all over the world about appealing a denial by the Board of Veterans Appeals. Here are...

What To Do When the VA Regional Office Denies Your Claim

ADVERSE DECISIONS FROM THE RO
The RO is required to notify the claimant in writing. The law requires the notice to include the reasons for the denial and a summary of the evidence considered, as well as the appellate rights for the claimant. Beginning in 2012, notice procedures changed...

How to Win a Claim That Has Been on Appeal for 20 Years

Imagine finally winning your VA appeal after more than 20 years of fighting VA? As a veterans disability lawyer I am often privileged to be a part of a veteran's winning claim in cases where the claim has been on appeal for decades. Just recently we received a favorable Board of Veterans Appeals...