The Compensation program provides tax-free monthly benefits to Veterans in recognition of the effects of disabilities caused by diseases, events, or injuries incurred or aggravated during active military service. The program also provides monthly payments to surviving spouses, dependent children, and dependent parents in recognition of the economic loss caused by the death of individuals during their military service or as a result of service-connected disability after their discharge.
Ultimately it didn't even matter she told me I was never even given a SOC in my intial decision so that should have been an easy grant for her but she lacked the authority her words and it had to be decided by the BVA. No upshot :but she did help certify my appeal to the board which is why my appeal only took 5 months to decide and my retro was almost 100k.
Veterans Affairs officials insist it’s only a temporary problem, due to an unexpected rise in the number of new cases that flooded into the system over the last few months. They’re confident the 30,000-case increase in the backlog since last fall will be brought back down again in coming weeks.
Understandable, You really do need to set goals and limitations. At the very least know your own limits and know when the fight is taking more out of you than whatever possible return you may receive if and when you prevail.
John you got that right on your assessment, however, it is not all lost and doomed. There are loopholes and you can use some regulations and laws to your benefit. New and material evidence is a good one, or you know the evidence that the VA had all along but decided to ignore or conveniently lost. Of course I am talking about Duty to Assist and you know the presumed Benefit of Doubt to favor the Veteran. You must learn and research the indiscretions that were used to lowball and deny you and use those to fight your claim. Sometimes it is the simple things that can be of use to you in defense for your claim.
Easier stated and written down, much harder to apply though. Just don't give up. keep fighting, keep appealing. That is just my two cent's worth of an opinion.
Unfortunately you hit the nail on the head with the filing of of I9. Just like the timeline for the NOD, you cannot, absolutely not let those suspense date pass, other wise you claim is in serious trouble and possibly dead in the water.
Make reminders, alarms, notes or whatever mechanism will keep you on task. So very important that this is done.
'Great information on getting your 100% rating. I am in the process of filing for just about exactly the same things you did. I tried to acces the attached pdf's to see how to go about writing mine up but everything I click the link it gives me a new page stating "I don't have permission to access that information". Would it be possible for you to send me a different link or even better email copies of your pdf's....redacted of course.
greetings. i have 5 issues that were at the BVA. BVA remanded 3 issues and awarded 2 issues. the Ro sent a decsion letter for the 2 awarded issues. the RO also sent me another veteran decison letter which he was denied claims. i called the 800 number several time but no one answer. What kind of storm is this going to cause on my behalf and the other veteran? what should i do
Once you know you are eligible for VA Disability Compensation, the question then becomes are you entitled to it by law. This is where to post those questions. it's OK, if you are feeling confused this is not at all unusual it can be a very confusing system. If you were injured in service and have a question about whether you are entitled to file a claim, post it here.
Law 38C.F.R.3.4 (a) Disability compensation. (1) Basic entitlement for a veteran exists if the veteran is disabled as the result of a personal injury or
disease (including aggravation of a condition existing prior to service)
while in active service if the injury or the disease was incurred or
aggravated in line of duty.
Post your successes and read others, VA success, Social Security success, leaving the house whatever it might be.
This forum is dedicated to Carla Croft "CarlieCash" a dedicated member, moderator and admin from 2005 - 2015. She gave tirelessly to veterans here and all over the internet. Nothing she loved more than a successful adjudication. She remains in our hearts always.
Looking for folks who are the same medication as you and what they think of it. Exercise, diet ideas. Remember we are not giving professional advice, and you should consult your doctor regarding any and all health issues you may be concerned with.
Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief also called 38 CFR. CFR stands for Code of Federal Regulations.
Everything Veterans Affairs does with your service connected disability compensation claim, is goverened by law. You may want to bookmark this page as a reference as you proceed with your claim.
It can be a bit daunting. Just remember the U.S.C. is the law, the C.F.R. is how they interpret the law and last but certainly not least is the V.A. adjudication manuals that is how they apply the law. The section of the law that covers the veterans benefits is Title 38 in the U.S.C. in the C.F.R. is usually written 38 C.F.R. or something similar.
Veterans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may receive badly-needed support for themselves and their families after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that ALS will become a presumptively compensable illness for all veterans with 90 days or more of continuously active service in the military.
A good site for these claims is http://www.vetwow.com
This is a very sensitive issue, triggers abound so be careful. Remember whenever you post something on the internet it is there for everyone to see forever. So be cautious with what you share however if you have a claims question we want to help.
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Benefits for additional disability or death caused by VA medical care is government by 38 U.S.C. § 1151. Claims under § 1151 are a different species than service-connected disability claims, but they are compensated in a similar manner as service-connected disability claims. To prove a § 1151 claim, a claimant must show that the veteran’s death or his additional disability was caused by negligent VA medical care or by some unforeseeable complication of the VA medical care.