Which is faster: LA Traffic or an Appeal to the Board of Veterans Appeals?

Which is faster: LA Traffic or an Appeal to the Board of Veterans Appeals?

Each year the Chairman of the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) publishes an annual report to the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The report covers a great many topics, but most interesting to most veterans is the summary of the BVA timeline for the processing of the appeal.

Here are some of my observations after looking at the reports from 2007 – 2014. I’m going to tell you:

* Which kind of representation is – statistically speaking – going to be the most likely to win or lose your case at the BVA

* I’m going to show you the single greatest reason for the delay in the BVA Appeal process – and what the VA is telling us about it.

* I’ll show you how some of the BVA numbers just don’t add up… .

The VA Office of General Counsel and its $21,000 Sentence.

The VA Office of General Counsel and its $21,000 Sentence.

VA Office of General Counsel

When I took on the Veterans Law Blog in 2007, I had no idea what could be accomplished in the next 8 years.

The blog has helped many thousands of Veterans recover the benefits that they are entitled to – often without having to pay a penny to an attorney.

On the down side there are a lot of problems in the VA Benefits System needing to see the light of day….and I won’t pull any punches.

I’ve called out judges on the Court for words that demean the work of so many great attorneys that have helped so many Veterans.

I don’t have any problem pointing out how VSOs (like this VFW rep) sell Vets “up the river”.

Now, I am seeing evidence that the VA Office of General Counsel is fleecing the American taxpayer. Today we are going to learn how the VA’s attorneys made taxpayers pay $21,000 for a single sentence… .