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How Veterans Law is Made.

How Veterans Law is Made.

How is Veterans Law Made? If you file a VA claim or appeal, you are bound by the law - and so, too, is the Department of Veterans Affairs (at least in theory); how, then is Veterans Law made? And, second, can this knowledge of veterans law help disabled veterans to...

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What is the VA Claims File?

What is the VA Claims File?

I have long said that the VA Claims File is the most important document in your VA Claim. Why? In a nutshell, it is the key to winning your VA claim or appeal. The rating decisions sent out by the VA and the BVA decisions sound out by the Board are incredibly vague...

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Can you service connect obesity? YES!

Can you service connect obesity? YES!

So you filed a VA Obesity claim.  At some point you have seen this phrase in a VA Ratings Decision or the decision of a BVA Judge: "Your obesity is not an injury or disease for VA purposes". As of August 26, 2021, this is no longer correct. On that date, my law firm...

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Episode 5: Accepting the Transgender Veteran.

Episode 5: Accepting the Transgender Veteran.

When I left the Army, I had no concept of what it meant to be transgender, nor did I know of anyone who was "out" as trans. I certainly knew nobody who was a transgender veteran. Years later,  my son told us he was a trans-man; I had to learn what that meant in a...

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