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LanceJoseph

A Win? still have questions

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Lance. as a follow-up to Gastone's post, IF you do find it necessary to find a rep to fight the BVA, stay the H-E double hockey stick away from Rep For Vets!

You'll be Rumple Stilt skin by the time Rep For Vets drags your case out!

Allan

2-2-0 HUAH!

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LJ, I stand somewhat corrected. If you believe the BVA made a CUE regarding your EED, you can file a motion for a BVA Recent Decision Review for CUE. Don't drag your feet, I doubt that filing the CUE Review Motion would pause the 60 Day CAVC Notification window.

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LJ, for your reading pleasure regarding hiring a VA Lawyer. See Attached:

The Fees Which May Be Charged By an Agent or Attorney _ National Organization of Veterans' Advocates.html

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It isn't at the BVA web site yet-

if you had not applied for TDIU prior to hitting a 70% rating, it looks to me that ,since the 70% should have triggered VA to send you the TDIU form, perhaps BVA caught the possible fact that they didn,t ,or BVA determined the 70% in their decision, and the RO had not, and therefore  BVA awarded the 2013 EED date.

I agree with Gastone, a CUE might have occurred but the full BVA decision, and the RO decision,when it comes, will reveal if there is a way to CUE this.

The statement you underlined as to th entire length of the appeal migh be a little Clue from BVA.

BVA gave me a clue once and their legal statement ,in a moot claim decision ( I had won that claim at the VARO level under a different theory , and didnt know I could withdraw the appeal) I used as evidence to my RO but it ended up that I had to get the OGC to fix their unwillingness to read what the BVA stated ( which was based on established VA case law) so

even though my stuation then , is a far different situation from yours,  the words of the BVA ,contained in the entire decision, might contain more than we know....paving the way for a better EED.

The clue I got , and the regulations  I found to support what the BVA had stated ( it was a hypothetical statement on a possible future issues I could have, and then did have ,many years later)

resulted in a high five figure award from the RO which I would have never gotten if I had not saved the older BVA decision, and then spent the time supporting the 'clue'- meaning the statement from the BVA.,with legal evidence from 38 CFR and M21-1MR, and a newer SC award letter. ...and I contacted the OGC right away ( but a different situation than yours-

still-the reason we ask here to see actual decisions from VA, is because it is their exact words on paper that can reveal their logic and their  errors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks so much for the advice everyone, I've been pretty busy with finals so I haven't been able to reply. I've been taking notes so again thanks for your input. I will update when I get more information, just going to be patient and focus on my day to day. 

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