Veterans Law Blog https://www.veteranslawblog.org I Teach What Others Keep a Secret. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:53:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://www.veteranslawblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/VLB-favicon-1.png Veterans Law Blog https://www.veteranslawblog.org 32 32 5 steps to a great VA rating decision letter! https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-rating-decision-letter/ https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-rating-decision-letter/#respond Mon, 15 Apr 2019 05:05:07 +0000 http://www.attiglawfirm.com/?p=3937 You will find that, with few exceptions, until you’ve received a VA rating decision letter on your claim, attorneys will not able to assist you in challenging the VA. That means it is up to you to make sure that your VA Claim is the best it can be. On one hand, it may help […]

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What does a Wooly Mammoth have in common with a VA Claim to Reopen? https://www.veteranslawblog.org/should-i-reopen-a-va-claim-or-appeal-the-denial-an-important-decision-you-do-not-have-to-make/ https://www.veteranslawblog.org/should-i-reopen-a-va-claim-or-appeal-the-denial-an-important-decision-you-do-not-have-to-make/#comments Wed, 10 Apr 2019 08:09:12 +0000 http://veteranlawblog.wpengine.com/?p=21999 They are both extinct. It used to be that Veterans had a choice. When they gathered new evidence that established an issue in a claim that the VA had previously denied, they had a choice to file a Claim to Reopen, or a Notice of Disagreement. This choice was largely driven by timing. If the […]

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The new VA Duty to Assist law: a life preserver with no rope. https://www.veteranslawblog.org/new-va-duty-to-assist-law/ https://www.veteranslawblog.org/new-va-duty-to-assist-law/#respond Tue, 09 Apr 2019 20:31:37 +0000 https://www.veteranslawblog.org/?p=46561 In the past, I have talked to you about the VA Duty to Assist law, and how I think it’s largely, well, nothing to write home about. That was the Duty to Assist under the Legacy Appeals process. Now, under the “modernized” appeals process, we are getting a new version of the VA Duty to […]

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Lest we forget….the Legacy VA Claims Process. https://www.veteranslawblog.org/legacy-va-claims-process/ https://www.veteranslawblog.org/legacy-va-claims-process/#respond Thu, 04 Apr 2019 11:38:03 +0000 http://www.attiglawfirm.com/blog/?p=2008 From the VA Regional Office to the Veterans Court - understanding the VA Claims Process is the first step in getting a quicker VA decision.

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Proving “Substantially Gainful Occupation” in a VA TDIU Claim. https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-tdiu-claim-substantially-gainful-occupation/ https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-tdiu-claim-substantially-gainful-occupation/#respond Wed, 03 Apr 2019 11:06:12 +0000 https://www.veteranslawblog.org/?p=46257 This post is about proving you can’t get or keep a substantially gainful occupation due to your service connected disabilities or, in other words, proving an element of a VA TDIU claim. Before we get to that though, VA TDIU claims (aka, claims by a veteran for individual unemployability) are going to be a big […]

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Meet a VA TDIU Expert – Pat Clifford (Clifford Vocational Services) https://www.veteranslawblog.org/meet-a-va-tdiu-expert-pat-clifford-clifford-vocational-services/ https://www.veteranslawblog.org/meet-a-va-tdiu-expert-pat-clifford-clifford-vocational-services/#respond Fri, 29 Mar 2019 12:30:40 +0000 https://www.veteranslawblog.org/?p=45976 If you are a veteran filing a TDIU claim or appeal, you are going to want to know what a Vocational Expert is, and how an expert can help in your VA TDIU claim or appeal. In this video, I’ll introduce you to Pat Clifford, and he will tell you what a Vocational Expert does […]

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The VA just closed your claim to reopen, without telling you. https://www.veteranslawblog.org/supplemental-claim-to-reopen/ https://www.veteranslawblog.org/supplemental-claim-to-reopen/#respond Mon, 04 Mar 2019 11:15:01 +0000 https://www.veteranslawblog.org/?p=43966 In case you were thinking that “Appeals Modernization” was a good thing for veterans, this post might change your mind. Remember your claim to reopen service connection for a previously denied condition? It’s been closed. I bet the VA never even told you. Here’s how it went down. When Congress passed the Appeals Modernization Act, […]

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Another Form Bites the Dust – RIP VA Form 21-526b https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-form-21-526b/ https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-form-21-526b/#comments Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:41:34 +0000 http://www.veteranslawblog.org/?p=7678 Learn how to hire the right attorney for you and your claim here.So you’re getting ready to file a claim, and you go to look for a copy of VA Form 21-526. You click the link in google, and are taken to this message on the VA website: Did you do something wrong? Where is […]

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Are you eligible for Dependency Indemnity Compensation Benefits? https://www.veteranslawblog.org/dependency-indemnity-compensation/ https://www.veteranslawblog.org/dependency-indemnity-compensation/#respond Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:05:01 +0000 http://www.attiglawfirm.com/blog/?p=1054 Here are the 3 Categories of Survivors who may be eligible for monthly Dependency Indemnity Compensation when a Veteran passes away.

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Follow the Veterans Law Blog Formula in Your VA Claim & Never Feel Lost Again. https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-claim-formula/ https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-claim-formula/#comments Fri, 01 Feb 2019 11:35:49 +0000 http://www.veteranslawblog.org/?p=8280 The story I am going to tell you blows my mind.

Not because it shows you how one Veteran used the knowledge on the Veterans Law Blog to change his life and his VA Claim - dramatically - in under 6 months.

It blew my mind because I’m hearing this story from several Veterans every week.

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