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Godsey: No more BVA delays in certification


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ITS about time!!  Two year delay for "certification" which just means it adds 2 years to a Vets claim..for no good reason. 

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Godsey is a Godsend.  

Thanks, Lemeul for pointing this out.  Here is what NVLSP says about it:

https://www.nvlsp.org/what-we-do/class-actions/godsey-v.-wilkie/

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On June 13, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) certified its first class action. The case, styled Godsey v. Wilkie, was a petition for extraordinary relief brought by Covington & Burling LLP and the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP). The petition was filed on behalf of veterans James A. Godsey, Jr., Jeffery S. Henke, Thomas J. Marshall, Pamela Whitfield. It sought relief for all similarly situated VA benefits claimants who have filed an appeal to VA’s highest tribunal, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board), and since have suffered extended delays waiting for VA to begin moving their appeals forward in a process called “certification.”

The CAVC partially granted the petition in the same order that it certified the class action, concluding that 18-month or longer VA delays to begin that process are “per se unreasonable.” “Such delays are particularly intolerable,” the Court stated, “because they consist of nothing but waiting in line: ... no action whatsoever on the part of VA” while the veterans have continued to wait.

Ask any Veteran on here.  Yep.  The delays are intolerable.  

All this proves that VA will delay as long as they can, and will get away with anything they can..until we fight them.   What a sad deal.  Why didnt VA get rid of this earlier before the court made them??????   This is management by "putting out fires"..the worst possible.  

Thanks to Lemeul for pointing this out:

 

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