Course Content

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Attachment 1: Character of Discharge Chart

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Attachment 2: Combined Ratings Table

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Attachment 3: Impairment Rating Worksheet

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Attachment 5: Extra-Schedular Rating Workflow

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Attachment 6: The "Allen" case: Impact of Drug & Alcohol Use on Eligibility.

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Attachment 7: The "Horn" Case - How the VA Screws up the Presumptions of Soundness and Aggravation.

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Attachment 8: The "Esteban" Case - Pyramid Ratings and the "Same Disability - Same Manifestation" Concept.

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Attachment 9 - The "Thun" Case - 3 Steps to Proving an Extra Schedular Rating.

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Lesson 01: Disclaimer (How to Prove the 4 Pillars of a VA Claim)

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Lesson 02: Introduction (How to Prove the 4 Pillars of your VA Service Connection Claim)

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Lesson 03: Pillar 1 - Basic Eligibility Concepts

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Lesson 04: Pillar 1 - Special Issues (Line of Duty, Drugs/Alcohol, Bridge Claims)

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Lesson 05: Pillar 1 - Presumptions of Soundness & Aggravation

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Lesson 06: Pillar 2 - Service Connection and the Eligible Diagnosis

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Lesson 07: Pillar 2 - How to Prove the Eligible Diagnosis

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Lesson 08: Pillar 2 - Service Connection and the In-Service Event

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Lesson 09: Pillar 2 - Proving the In-Service Event

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Lesson 10: Pillar 2 - Nexus (Direct Service Connection)

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Lesson 11: Pillar 2 - Nexus (Secondary and Aggravation Service Connection)

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Lesson 12: Pillar 3 - An Overview of Impairment Ratings

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Lesson 13: Pillar 3 - Understanding the Impairment Rating Tables

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Lesson 14: Pillar 3 - A Methodical and Consistent Approach to Proving Impairment Ratings

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Lesson 15: Pillar 3 - Impairment Ratings Tips and Pointers

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Lesson 16: Pillar 3 - 8 Important Principles and Theories for Calculating Impairment Ratings

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Lesson 18: Pillar 4 - Effective Date Rules

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