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Diabetes, Agent Orange, and Your VA Disability Claim
 
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Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to regulate blood sugar. Type 2 Diabetes—sometimes called “adult onset diabetes”—is considered to be presumptively service-connected for disability compensation for veterans exposed to Agent Orange. Agent Orange was a defoliant used primarily in Viet Nam to clear the jungle. Exposure to Agent Orange causes a number of health conditions in veterans. Due to the association between exposure to Agent Orange and the development of a number of medical conditions, the Veterans Administration created regulations which establish a presumptive service-connection. That is, a veteran who was exposed to Agent Orange and is later diagnosed with diabetes is presumed to have a service connected disability, no matter when the condition first appears. In addition, the veteran may be eligible for compensation for a number of conditions that are judged as secondary to Type 2 diabetes such as diabetic neuropathy, coronary artery disease, hypertension and a list of other conditions. These conditions are all eligible for benefits starting when the disease first occurs. For the most part the VA does not attempt to prove that the diabetes was caused by some other condition. The amount of compensation a veteran receives under the rating schedule for diabetes varies based on the severity of the symptoms and whether the diabetes is manageable by a restricted diet or if insulin or other medication is necessary. To be awarded a 100 percent rating requires episodes of ketoacidosis requiring multiple hospitalizations per year and additional complications. For most Viet Nam veterans, the fight is not whether their diabetes is as a result of exposure to Agent Orange, the fight is over the VA’s rating of their disability from diabetes. We can review your rating decision and medical records to determine if the proper rating was made. In addition, we can determine whether you are entitled to additional compensation for conditions secondary to the type 2 diabetes. At Cuddigan Law our accredited VA disability attorneys are here to help you. If you have been denied the proper veterans’ disability compensation
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Secondary Service Connection - Back and Diabetes
 
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Speakers Carol Ponton - Founding Partner Matthew Hill - Managing Partner For a FREE Case Evaluation go here: https://www.hillandponton.com/free-case-evaluation/va-evaluation/ Visit our website at www.HillandPonton.com For questions please email us at Info@hillandponton.com
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How Do You Prove Your Diabetes Qualifies You for Disability Benefits?
 
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http://www.disabilitydenials.com/diabetes-disability.html In this video Marc Whitehead, a Board Certified Disability Attorney, explains how you prove your diabetes qualifies you for disability benefits. Millions of Americans are affected by Diabetes, disability claims filed by those who live with this disease are often denied benefits even though the claimants are truly no longer able to work. For a person with diabetes, their body can't regulate their Blood Glucose (Blood Sugar). Insulin is the main hormone used by the body to regulate sugar. A Diabetics body cannot make enough insulin or can't process the insulin produced by the pancreas. Diabetes is a major cause of disability because it effects the entire body. It is identified with many serious complications and disabling symptoms. Disabling chronic conditions may develop, such as -Kidney Failure -Cardiovascular disease -Damage to the retina Diabetes can also experience poor healing of wounds and gang green in the feet which may led to feet amputation. People with diabetes also frequently suffer from diabetic neuropathy. Disability claims for people with diabetes are routinely challenged by insurance companies, The Social Security Administration, and The Department of Veterans Affairs. If this has been your experience, it may be time to seek legal help in order to prove you are indeed disabled. Social Security Disability Claims Based on Diabetes: For a Social Security Disability Claim, you must prove one of two things- Your Condition meets or is equals the medical description of diabetes found in the Social Security Listing of Impairments. Diabetes is listed under Section 9.0. OR If your condition is not sever enough to meet or equal the Social Security Listing. You must prove that your condition causes significant functional limitations that disable you from working. In making this evaluation the Social Security Administration considers your age, education, work experience, and your Residual Functional Capacity. Social Security recently changed the requirements in their listings for Section 9.0. The Section now states that you need to meet or equal a listing by showing that diabetes effects a specific area of your body, the SSA then evaluates the effected body system. In other words instead of being found disabled under Section 9.0 for diabetes, you must also refer to other specific listings. For example: Hyperglycemia can cause long term complications that effects various body systems. The SSA evaluates these conditions under the effected body systems cardiac arrhythmia, intestinal necrosis, cerebral edema, and other move disorders. With proper preparation and skilled legal representation many with diabetes disability claims that are first denied by the SSA can be approved by the Administrative Law Judge when the Hearing comes. Veterans Disability Based Diabetes: The Department of Veterans Affairs Presumes that specific disabilities diagnosed in certain veterans were caused by their military service. For Vietnam Veterans, Type 2 Diabetes has been associated with exposure to Agent Orange and is required to be at least 10% disabling under the VA's rating regulations. Basic requirements must be met including, -A medical diagnosis of diabetes -Evidence of service in Vietnam The VA the refers to the schedule of rating disabilities when determining the level of the veterans Service Connected Disability. Diabetes is listed under the Endocrine System and is rated according to the loss of function and the effect on your ability to be employed. If the VA denied you because they said your diabetes disability is not service connected, it existed before service, or it isn't sever enough. You need to consult with qualified legal counsel. Long Term Disability Insurance Claims Based on Diabetes: If your Diabetes claim was rejected by you insurance company, what do you do now? Abundant court cases will attest that insurance companies are notorious for denying valid disability insurance claims. Our attorneys routinely work with complicated medical facts surrounding Diabetes Disability and communicate with treating doctors and experts, and challenge insurance companies physicians and other experts who seek to further their own interests. For more on how to prove your Diabetes qualifies you for disability benefits please feel free to download one or all of our three free eBooks: The Social Security Puzzle Disability Policies: How to Unravel the Mystery Veterans Disability Claims: Strategies for a Winning Campaign Visit www.disabilitydenials.com for a free downloadable copy Or contact our office to discuss your particular disability issues at: 5300 Memorial Dr. Ste 725 Houston, Texas 77007 1-800-562-9830
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VA Claim Exams: Endocrinological
 
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If you’ve submitted a disability compensation claim to VA for a endocrinological disability for a thyroid condition, diabetes, or other endocrine disease, you may need to attend a VA claim exam. This quick overview video tells you the basics of what you need to know and what to expect during your claim exam. For more information, go to www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claimexam.asp.
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Veterans, Don’t Overlook Secondary Disabilities
 
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All too often, veterans applying for disability benefits overlook secondary disabilities and miss out on much-needed benefits they are entitled to. You’re eligible for secondary disability benefits if your illness or injury has caused another different or separate condition. For example, a secondary disability might be depression caused by the loss of a leg in combat. Or suppose a Vietnam veteran is eligible for VA disability benefits because they have diabetes from Agent Orange exposure. Any medical condition that is caused by diabetes is now considered a secondary service-connected impairment. There are two separate categories of secondary disabilities--secondary service connection and secondary service connection by aggravation. Secondary service connection means that a service-connected illness or injury directly caused another illness or injury. For example, diabetes is all-too common among vets. A veteran may be eligible for compensation for a number of conditions that are judged as secondary to Type 2 diabetes such as diabetic neuropathy, coronary artery disease, hypertension and a list of other conditions. These conditions are all eligible for benefits starting when the disease first occurs. To win benefits for a secondary disease or injury, there must be evidence that a service-connected disability directly caused a secondary illness or injury. You’ll need medical evidence and a doctor’s opinion that prove this. Secondary service aggravation is a little different. It is not a condition that is directly caused by a service-connected illness or injury, but was aggravated by it and has now become a medical problem on its own. Let me give you an example. Let’s say you suffered a knee injury while on active duty. These types of injuries are among the most common suffered by military personnel. Then we fast forward several years and you are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. While arthritis is genetic, your knee injury may have aggravated your arthritic condition. Proving secondary service-connected disabilities can be tricky and unfortunately, the VA often denies secondary service-connected disabilities. To win your case for secondary benefits first you must prove that your initial disability was service-connected, that is, directly caused by your military service. To establish this proof you will want to submit evidence of your diagnosis, medical tests, treatments, and any other relevant evidence. Then you will need to provide evidence of nexus—a connection—between your primary and secondary disabilities. Here it is critical that you have testimony or reports from medical experts to back up your claim. Because filing for disability can be complicated and sometimes frustrating, it’s important to hire an experienced VA disability attorney to help with your claim. There’s no easy formula for addressing veterans’ claims, especially for secondary disabilities. At Cuddigan Law, we examine each case individually, develop the best strategy, and work with you to submit your claim or file an appeal if it’s been denied. Call us for a free evaluation of your situation.
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Can I get Disability if I Have Diabetes?
 
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http://www.sharonchristielaw.com This video answers the question if you can get disability if you have diabetes. If you have any questions visit my website at http://www.sharonchristielaw.com or call my office at 877-764-7120.
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Secondary Service Connection
 
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The hardest part of a VA Claim is proving "Service Connection" - there are 5 ways to prove it. When it comes to one of those paths, secondary service connection, the VA is going to need some very specific evidence. Watch this video and learn what Secondary Service Connection is and find out how to prove it.
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VA SECONDARY CONDITION
 
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Much sure you file a claim with as much information and proof available to help the raters as much as possible because some will not take the extra steps to help you
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Seven ways to service-connected disability
 
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Learn more at dav.org/veterans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbcY_udL72Y
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How to Get a VA Heart Disability Rating of 30% or Higher
 
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Cardiac hypertrophy is characterized by the thickening of the heart muscle, decreasing the volume of blood. Cardiac dilation means the heart is enlarged causing an inefficient pumping of blood. Veterans disability attorney Travis Studdard explains both cardiac conditions and how they are diagnosed with the use of objective testing in order to prove a 30% or higher VA heart disability rating.
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Common Mistakes - Not Filing a VA Claim
 
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Speakers Carol Ponton - Founding Partner Matthew Hill - Managing Partner For a FREE Case Evaluation go here: https://www.hillandponton.com/free-case-evaluation/va-evaluation/ Visit our website at www.HillandPonton.com For questions please email us at Info@hillandponton.com
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Survivors Benefits: VA Benefits for Deceased Veterans' Dependents
 
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0:59 What is Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)? 2:13 What criteria must a veteran meet for their survivors to be eligible for DIC benefits? - What is service connection for cause of death? - What if a veteran’s death is not service connected at time of death? Can survivors still receive VA benefits? - The importance of the veteran’s death certificate 8:55 What makes a surviving spouse eligible for Disability and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)? - Does common law marriage count? - What if a surviving spouse remarries, will their DIC benefits be terminated? - Is there any additional compensation available for surviving spouses? - Do survivors receive the same amount of compensation as the veteran was receiving? What happens to a veterans benefits when they die? 13:15 What makes a surviving child eligible to receive DIC benefits? - Disabled children - Nehmer class members (Vietnam Veterans) - Can adult children receive Disability and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)? 16:02 What makes a surviving parent eligible to receive DIC benefits? 17:45 What is VA Survivors Pension, or Death Pension? - What if a surviving dependent receives property or money from the deceased veteran? 19:21 How can a veteran’s survivor apply for Disability and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)? 20:27 Other Considerations - Can sick or elderly veterans do anything in advance to prepare for their survivors to receive benefits? - Can veterans or their survivors submit a medical opinion to support a cause of death claim for DIC? - What if there are multiple survivors (multiple dependents)? Can they all receive DIC benefits? 23:51 Common mistakes VA makes with DIC claims Feel free to ask questions, give us feedback, or request new veterans' law topics below! And don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you won’t miss future videos.
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VA Disability Benefits for Nerve Damage
 
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Commonly known as "nerve damage," peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects the nerves outside the spinal cord and brain. A person with nerve damage can experience prickling or numbness in the fingers and toes that may spread to the feet and hands. In later stages, the condition may cause shooting pains, burning, or throbbing. It's also possible to lose balance and coordination. Thousands of veterans have been disabled because of neuropathy: a condition that has many causes, but can result from exposure to toxic chemicals, infections, and traumatic injury during military service. Proving your eligibility for Veterans' disability benefits is often a challenging and complicated process. And you must prove your condition is service-connected. For those veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange--a chemical used to destroy crops and trees during the Vietnam War--you qualify for presumed disability. Because it's likely that exposure to this chemical caused certain diseases, these diseases are considered "presumptive diseases," and the VA accepts that military service caused the condition. Diabetes is the most common cause of neuropathy, resulting in diabetic neuropathy disability. Because of nerve damage, a person may not sense pain in his toes or feet, and this can result in sores or open wounds that aren't noticed right away. If these sores aren't treated, the person can experience infections that can become quite serious. \n\n Vietnam veterans may qualify for presumed disability caused by exposure to Agent Orange if their condition is brought about by diabetes. Veterans diagnosed with early-onset type 2 diabetes and whose symptoms include nerve damage are eligible. If early-onset peripheral neuropathy occurred within one year of exposure and a veteran is at least 10 percent disabled based on the VA rating schedule, it is assumed that military service caused the condition. If you are a veteran suffering from peripheral neuropathy and need VA Disability compensation benefits, or if you have been denied disability benefits, contact us for a free evaluation of your situation. At Cuddigan Law you have a team of professionals in your corner who will fight for your rights.
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Secondary Service Connection and Aggravation (VA Claims)
 
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SECONDARY SERVICE CONNECTION 1:46 What is service connection? 3:13 What is secondary service connection? 5:56 Are there any presumptions of secondary service connection? (e.g. Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI) 7:33 Are there some conditions that are more common than others for secondary service connection? 9:12 Substance abuse (alcohol or drug abuse, including opioid abuse) as a secondary condition 12:14 Sleep apnea as a secondary condition ALLEN AGGRAVATION (Secondary service connection by aggravation) 13:12 What is Allen Aggravation? 14:36 Infographic: Aggravation vs. Allen Aggravation 16:21 How does VA rate disabilities based on Allen Aggravation? AGGRAVATION (Direct service connection by aggravation) 18:04 What is aggravation ("straight up" aggravation, according to Robert)? 18:26 Infographic: Aggravation vs. Allen Aggravation 21:49 the Importance of Entrance Exams and the Presumption of Soundness 23:08 How does VA rate disabilities aggravated by service? 23:56 Can hereditary disease be aggravated by service? 25:45 C&P Exams for aggravation 26:02 What are some of the common conditions that are aggravated by service? (hearing loss, flat feet, psychiatric conditions, etc.) *AGENT ORANGE UPDATE* The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act has passed the House and will be up for a vote in the Senate soon. If you'd like to reach out to your Senator in support of the bill, here's how to find their contact info: https://bit.ly/2shcbzl READ THE BLOG POST here: https://bit.ly/2lZFWiR Feel free to ask questions, give us feedback, or request new veterans' law topics below! And don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you won’t miss future videos.
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Will I Receive Higher VA Benefits If I Request An Increase In My Disability Rating?
 
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If you’ve been approved for disability benefits from the VA, the agency will assign a disability rating that specifies the seriousness of your condition. You can be given a rating of 0 to 100 percent. This percentage is associated with a certain monetary amount you’ll receive for your disability. To receive VA benefits, you don’t have to be completely disabled. However, your condition must have a 10 percent rating or higher to receive financial compensation. There may come a time after you’ve been receiving VA benefits that your disability begins to worsen and you may want to ask the VA for a rating increase. The process for making this request isn’t difficult. However, it’s possible that after making a change request the VA will actually lower your disability rating. If you’re awarded a higher disability rating, it may seem logical that you will receive a larger monthly check from the VA. But the process doesn’t always work that way. It’s possible that a small increase added to your rating will have little impact on the amount of your compensation. The VA uses complicated formulas and combined ratings tables to set your rating and your compensation. Bear in mind that at any time, the VA can re-examine your claim and the agency can reduce or terminate your benefits under some specific circumstances. Most often the VA won’t do this until you appear for a re-examination. When you request an increase in your VA disability rating, you are in effect opening up your claim for re-evaluation. If your service-connected disability has worsened and you want to request a rating increase, contact us at Cuddigan Law. We can help you with your request to ensure you get the fairest possible rating. Call us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your specific situation.
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Evidence The VA Must See On Your Claim
 
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Evidence the VA Must See On Your Claim
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VA Compensation Benefits Unemployability or IU
 
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Speakers Carol Ponton - Founding Partner Matthew Hill - Managing Partner For a FREE Case Evaluation go here: https://www.hillandponton.com/free-case-evaluation/va-evaluation/ Visit our website at www.HillandPonton.com For questions please email us at Info@hillandponton.com
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Proving Sleep Apnea Service Connection to VA
 
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Many veterans have difficulty getting VA to accept that their sleep apnea is service connected. Veterans disability attorney Travis Studdard discusses some ways to prove that your sleep apnea is directly connected to your service. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Perkins-Law-Firm-LLP-237913682870/?ref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/PerkinsLawTalk?lang=en GooglePlus: https://plus.google.com/+PerkinsLawFirmCarrollton Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx_m1WBMBI9MEeXhoC54CTg Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/perkins-law-firm
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How Do I Get A 100 Percent VA Disability Rating
 
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For a FREE Case Evaluation go here: https://www.hillandponton.com/free-case-evaluation/va-evaluation/ Visit our website at www.HillandPonton.com For questions please email us at Info@hillandponton.com Speakers Carol Ponton - Founding Partner Matthew Hill - Managing Partner
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VA Claims Process
 
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Lena Swanson, retired VA benefits specialist, reviews the VA claims processes that accredited independent claims agents need to know.
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VA Claim Exams: Musculoskeletal or Rheumatological
 
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If you’ve submitted a disability compensation claim to VA for a musculoskeletal or rheumatological disability, you may need to attend a VA claim exam. This quick overview video tells you the basics of what you need to know and what to expect during your claim exam. For more information, go to www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claimexam.asp.
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Secondary Service Connections in a VA Disability Claim
 
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For more information on legal topics, please visit us on our website or in social media. http://www.GardbergLaw.com/ https://www.facebook.com/GardbergLaw/ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Gardberglaw https://www.linkedin.com/company/gardberg-&-clausen-p-c-attorneys-at-law https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnTTztJv7Gv-76GtsDHe1gg Gardberg & Kemmerly, P.C. 1015 Montlimar Drive, Suite B4 Mobile, AL 36609 Phone: 251-243-7872 Toll Free: 877-539-1739 Fax: 251-342-3747 Mississippi: 228-435-4000 Florida: 850-458-1226
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Secondary Mental Claims
 
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File a VA Claim (part 1) File a Claim
 
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If you have service connected injuries that are ongoing, you owe it to yourself and your family to file a claim with Veteran Affairs. This video series is to inform veterans of what to expect if they do decide to file a VA claim. It may not be what you think.
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Can I receive both VA and SS Disability Benefits?
 
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For a FREE Case Evaluation go here: https://www.hillandponton.com/free-case-evaluation/ss-evaluation/ Visit our website at www.HillandPonton.com For questions, please email us at Info@hillandponton.com Speakers Natalia Jofre - SS Director Shelly Mark - Senior SS Attorney
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Your Case at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
 
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After you have filed your appeal at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, you can still follow your case. After the court receives your notice of appeal, the court will create a docket card online (https://efiling.uscourts.cavc.gov/cmecf/servlet/TransportRoom?servlet=CaseSearch.jsp). You can always go to the docket card online to see the status of your appeal. The Court will issue a "notice of docket" instructing the VA to file a copy of the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) decision and to send to you a copy of your VA claims file. The VA has 60 days to respond to the "notice of docket." This is a period of time when nothing will happen in your case. While the BVA decision is often provided quickly, it may take a full 60 days for the VA to provide your VA claims file and mail it to you. The copy of your VA claims file will be called the "record before the agency (RBA)." When you get the RBA, you have 14 days to go through it, and see if there are documents missing or documents that might be partially blurred. While your attorney will be able to assist you, you must review your VA claims file because you are the only one who has lived the life reflected in those papers. It's important to keep the RBA papers in order, because they are numbered. The RBA is the key to your case. You cannot add documents after the RBA is produced. Once the 14-day RBA period has passed, the court will give you and your attorney 60 days to file a brief. This provides the legal basis for what you think the court should do, and it will include the RBA documents that you and your attorney feel are helpful and support your case. It should be noted that even if you do not have an attorney, an informal brief can be filed by a veteran without legal representation, and your case can still go forward. After the brief is filed, the VA gets 60 days to write its brief, which presents the VA position on your case and why it was denied. If necessary, you will get 14 days to respond to the VA's brief. Then the central legal staff of the Court will prepare a compilation of all of the briefs and the documents referred to in those briefs, called the Record of Proceedings. The Record of Proceedings is given to the judge. Then the case is considered to be "in chambers." The case may be "in chambers" for a few weeks or up to a year. During this time period, you will again have to wait and there is nothing you can do to speed up your case. The Court could reverse the board decision, which is extremely rare. It's more likely the Court will remand the appeal, or affirm the board decision. If the case is remanded, it will be returned to the VA. This means the Court believes that the VA made a mistake and wants the VA to "do it right." A remand gives the veteran an opportunity to submit additional evidence. If the Court affirms the board decision, it means the case is over at the Court. You may still file an appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, even with an affirmation of the board decision by the Court, if you want to do so. For more information, watch our other videos and learn more about how we represent veterans and their families for free at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims at www.vetsprobono.org.
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Help For Veterans With Diabetes
 
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This video is about Help For Veterans With Diabetes: http://lawyers-veterans-benefits.com/
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Mistakes about Agent Orange VA Benefits
 
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Many veterans were exposed to harmful gases such as agent orange, most well known for use during the Vietnam War. Travis Studdard explains some of the most common misconceptions about agent orange and other herbicide exposure and how the use of presumptions is not the only way to be diagnosed by VA. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Perkins-Law-Firm-LLP-237913682870/?ref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/PerkinsLawTalk?lang=en GooglePlus: https://plus.google.com/+PerkinsLawFirmCarrollton Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx_m1WBMBI9MEeXhoC54CTg Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/perkins-law-firm
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Death and Diabetes in the City of Angels
 
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Video by Jay Vera. The soda industry has made billions while spreading Type 2 diabetes in low-income communities and communities of color. In East L.A., healthy food options are hard to come by, but sugary beverages are cheap and easy to find. Sergio Martinez lives in East L.A. and has witnessed how diets high in sugar lead to chronic diseases that ravage families. His grandmother died of Type 2 diabetes, and his mother and father are fighting the disease. Most of his many relatives have diabetes. He’s trying to break the pattern in his family while making a healthy lifestyle accessible to his entire community. Martinez started doing CrossFit workouts with friends in his garage, but as more and more people came to train, the group needed a dedicated space. Now he’s the owner of Backyard CrossFit, and he’s helping pull people out of the endless cycle of sugar-fueled disease—one athlete at a time. “We have designed our communities for disease. … It’s time to turn all that around and design our communities for health,” says Harold Goldstein, executive director of Public Health Advocates. CrossFit affiliates are in unique possession of a simple solution to the chronic-disease epidemic: off the carbs, off the couch. At more than 14,500 gyms around the world, trainers are curing disease by helping clients become active and eat better. In East L.A.—a “junk-food swamp,” Goldstein says—Martinez and his fellow Backyard CrossFit coaches are at the forefront of a health revolution. The CrossFit Journal -- (http://journal.crossfit.com) The CrossFit Games® - The Sport of Fitness™ The Fittest On Earth™
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Can I file a VA claim for being overweight
 
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Yes veterans are able to file a claim for being overweight under chronic diseases as a secondary condition
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Winning a VA Disability Claim for Depression
 
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To be eligible for veteran disability benefits for depression you must show that your condition is connected to your military service. This is called "direct service connection." You have this connection if an event that took place during your service caused the injury or illness you suffer from now. To prove this connection, you must show that you have been diagnosed with depression...you must have evidence of an event during your military service that caused your depression...and you have to have medical evidence that shows a connection between the service event and your current state of depression. To prove the connection, most types require a doctor's medical opinion and your medical records. There are three different types of direct service connection--Aggravated Service Connection, Presumptive Service Connection and Secondary Service Connection. Aggravated Service Connection is established if you can show that an existing medical condition was aggravated or made worse after an event that occurred during your military service. If that pre-existing condition isn't cited in your entrance medical exam, you'll need to have medical evidence of its diagnosis and treatment. If you believe the symptoms of your pre-existing illness or injury got worse during your time in the service, you'll need to prove that it's not just a natural progression of your condition. You may need a doctor’s opinion to help show the connection to a service event. For veterans who have served at least 90 days in the military, there are medical conditions that, by law, are assumed to be service connected. Presumptive Service Connection is available for POWs who acquired certain illnesses after being confined for more than 30 days, certain chronic health conditions such as infectious diseases acquired after serving in the Gulf War, and for certain cancers due to exposure to hazardous chemicals like Agent Orange. You need medical evidence of the diagnosis and that the condition occurred within the presumed time period. You're eligible for disability benefits under a Secondary Service Connection if your illness or injury has caused another different or separate condition. For example, a second service connection might be depression caused by an injury you sustained while in combat. You'll need medical evidence and a doctor's opinion that prove this. If your depression is interfering with your ability to work, contact us Cuddigan Law for a free evaluation your situation. At Cuddigan Law you have a team of professionals in your corner who will fight for your rights
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VA Benefits for Secondary Disabilities
 
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Secondary disabilities are a great way to increase your overall VA disability rating. This intro to secondary disabilities will give an overview of service connection on a secondary basis and some examples of secondary disabilities. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Perkins-Law-Firm-LLP-237913682870/?ref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/PerkinsLawTalk?lang=en GooglePlus: https://plus.google.com/+PerkinsLawFirmCarrollton Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx_m1WBMBI9MEeXhoC54CTg Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/perkins-law-firm
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Cutting through the FOG of VA Agent Orange Thailand exposure claims.
 
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It's now a well known fact that many Veterans who fought in Thailand during the Vietnam War were exposed to Agent Orange. The VA is STILL making it really hard for you to prove your exposure to AO in Thailand. VSOs tell you that you can't win these kinds of claims so why even file ... attorneys tell you they can't help until you lose help. I'm here to tell you that you can win these claims, and that you can do it on your own. After spending years working with these Veterans and their survivors, and hearing the problems that they are having PROVING to the VA that they were exposed to AO, I have put together a one-of-a-kind training program. This is the proof that I use in these claims at my law firm - and we have won every AO Thai claim we've ever taken. This is the proof I've taught to Veterans who are members of associations of Air Force, Army, and Marine Veterans who served in Thailand during the Vietnam War. This course will be a 10-12 week online video training program - and it will show you , step-by-step, how to build and prove your AO exposure claim I'm going to give you forms and samples and templates - everything you need to make a better and cleaner claim. I'm going to show you how to expedite your claim or appeal at the VA Regional Office. And I'm going to show you exactly what to do if you lose your AO Thai Exposure claim at the BVA. Visit this URL and give me your name and email - the training program will be released on October 5, 2016, and I will send you an email how to access it. www.veteranslawblog.org/aothai
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Why won't my doctor fill out forms saying I am disabled?
 
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Q&A: Social Security Disability Today - 6.8.2012 (Why won't doctors fill out forms saying I am disabled even though they are telling me I am disabled?) This question is one of the great mysteries. Unfortunately, doctors are not bound to fill out a form on your behalf. If you have a doctor who is willing to help you, consider yourself lucky. Also, in many cases, the doctors may charge you to complete the forms so keep that in mind as well.
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VA Claim Exams: Dermatological
 
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If you’ve submitted a disability compensation claim to VA for a dermatological disability related to your skin, hair or nails, you may need to attend a VA claim exam. This quick overview video tells you the basics of what you need to know and what to expect during your claim exam. For more information, go to www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claimexam.asp.
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Are Vets Who Served In Thailand Eligible for Agent Orange Benefits?
 
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Vietnam veterans have had a long and difficult fight to get the government to compensate them for the serious health problems created by exposure to Agent Orange. This toxic herbicide was widely used in that war as a defoliant. The use of Agent Orange was not only confined to Vietnam, however. It was also used as a defoliant in Thailand. However, for years the government denied that herbicides were used in Thailand and it also denied the benefits claims of vets who served in that country. All this changed in 2010 when the VA established what they called a “perimeter policy” which allows Vietnam Era veterans presumptive disability for Agent Orange exposure in Thailand if they can show that their duties placed them “on or near” the perimeter of their base. If you served in Thailand between January 1962 and May 1975 and you were a security policeman, patrol dog handler, part of a security police squadron, or otherwise served near an air base perimeter and now are suffering medical problems you may be eligible for VA disability benefits. To get these benefits you must file an application with the VA. When you apply, you’ll have to prove that you were stationed at one or more of certain specific military bases in Thailand. And you will need to provide supporting documents that show you had regular perimeter security duty—such as daily work duty logs, performance evaluation reports, or other records showing you worked as a dog handler or a member of a security squadron or military police unit. Exposure to Agent Orange has been linked to a broad range of illnesses, including diabetes, various cancers, Parkinson’s Disease, peripheral neuropathy, and a type of heart disease. Cases for disability due to Agent Orange exposure can be complicated, but you don’t have to do this on your own. If you believe you qualify for VA compensation for Agent Orange related disabilities, we encourage you to contact us at Cuddigan Law to help you fight for the benefits you have rightly earned.
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Hire an Attorney if Veterans Affairs Denies Your Claim – VA Disability Attorney John V. Tucker
 
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Hire an Attorney if Veterans Affairs Denies Your Claim – VA Disability Attorney John V. Tucker http://www.TuckerDisability.com (855) 757-0707 Listen as John Tucker details what to do if you have received a denial from the VA for a service-connected compensation claim. After receiving this notice, you should hire an attorney. An attorney can review your claim file and find important facts that may assist you in your claim. In order to practice before the VA, an attorney must complete mandatory training. Accredited attorneys can use their knowledge and skills from this regulatory and procedural training to assist you as you seek payment of benefits as far back as possible. Additionally, we can assist in helping you prove that the events that happened during your military service are related to your current condition. Evidence can be created or collected in the form of statements. Enhancing the evidence in your claim will not only help you prove service connection, but it can also prove the events that happened while you served in the military. Watch the video to learn more. If you have additional questions regarding hiring an attorney after a VA claim denial, I want you to call me at (855) 757-0707. I welcome your call. Visit our educational website at http://www.TuckerDisability.com, where you can view more videos and media content from our law firm. John V. Tucker Serving Long Term Disability Clients Nationwide Main Office: St. Petersburg, FL By Appointment Only: Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale http://www.TuckerDisability.com (855) 757-0707
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Bob: Marine Vietnam veteran, Board of Veterans Appeals, delayed compensation, and diabetes type 2
 
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Bob, former Marine, Vietnam veteran from southern Indiana, describes his difficulty with getting the correct Department of Veterans Affairs rating for his service connected diabetes type 2. Bob obtained a Board of Veterans Appeals decision in his favor after almost twenty years and a personal hearing, but had to wait 14 months after the BVA decision for the Indianapolis VA Regional Office to pay the back compensation. Near the end of the video Bob describes the prevalence of diabetes type 2 among Marines who served in the same area of Vietnam.
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Winning VA Disability Benefits for Ischemic Heart Disease
 
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There are certain diseases that the VA labels as presumptive conditions. It means that the VA presumes that specific disabilities diagnosed in certain veterans were caused by their military service. Vets with these illnesses don’t need the usual amount of evidence to file a claim. Ischemic heart disease is a presumptive condition of Agent Orange exposure. Agent Orange is a herbicide which was used in both Vietnam and Korea during the 60s and 70s. Ischemic heart disease is a serious heart problem where your arteries build up plaque, restricting oxygen flow in the blood. This can lead to a heart attack if the arteries get completely clogged. To be eligible for disability benefits, you must be diagnosed with a heart condition through a valid method recognized by the VA. One of those methods is a metabolic equivalents of task test or METS test. This is also known as a stress test, used to determine someone's heart condition while exercising. You will be asked to ride a stationary bike or walk on a treadmill, and medical professionals will record your heart’s ability to provide oxygen during exercise. Even if the heart disease is service-related, it’s important that your doctor schedule a METS test to provide critical evidence for your claim. If there is evidence of a heart condition the VA will assign a rating from 10 percent up to 100 percent based on the METS test results. If you were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides during your military service and you suffer from Ischemic heart disease or other illnesses call us for a free evaluation of your case. If you have been turned down by the VA for benefits for any disability and you believe the denial was unfair, you have the right to appeal and you have the right to have an attorney represent you. At Cuddigan Law you have a dedicated team of professionals in your corner who understand the system and who will fight for your rights.
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A Common Error In VA Disability Ratings For Heart Disease
 
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When VA calculates a ratings decision for a veteran, it is likely a mistake has been made. In the majority of cases, the veteran receives a lower rating than what the law states they deserve. Travis explains the common error VA makes in regards to requirement concerns for heart disabilities, which also applies to other disability ratings requirements.
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Did the VA Get the Correct Effective Date in Your Agent Orange Claim?
 
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If you are a Vietnam-Era veteran and have been awarded VA disability benefits for medical problems associated with Agent Orange, did the VA properly compute the effective date for your conditions? We raise this question because it is critically important. If the VA got the date wrong then you may have been seriously short-changed on your past-due benefits. The effective date rules for Agent Orange-related conditions are different than for other disabilities. Normally in VA disability cases when new, more liberal rules are adopted which make it easier for a vet to get benefits, the effective date cannot be earlier than the effective date of the new regulation. Usually the effective date is the date that the rule is published. For example, say a vet files a disability claim 1998 and is denied benefits. Then on July 1, 2004 the VA adopts a new regulation. Let’s say the vet had reopened the denied claim in March 2004 and this time, because of the new, more liberal regulations, the claim is approved. Even though our vet reopened his claim in March the effective date for benefits cannot be earlier than the effective date of the new, more liberal rules. So, the effective benefits date is July 1, 2004. But as I said the rules for Agent Orange-related cases are different. This is an outcome of the Nehmer case, a 1986 class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of Vietnam veterans exposed to the herbicide dioxin. In Nehmer the Court held that, when the VA issues a liberalizing rule that provides presumptive service-connection for a new condition, the VA is required to re-adjudicate cases in which VA previously denied veteran or survivor’s claims for benefits related to that new presumption. Nehmer is once again a hot topic because the VA has recently liberalized its rules which establish that exposure to Agent Orange is the cause of Ischemic Heart Disease among Vietnam vets and is a presumptive condition. Here’s how to determine the proper Nehmer effective date for your Agent Orange claim. If you filed a claim for Ischemic Heart Disease within one year of your discharge from the military, the effective date will be the day following your discharge. If you filed a claim for an Ischemic Heart Disease prior to the effective date of the new rules, and the VA denied that claim, the effective date is the later of the date the disability arose, or, the date the VA received your prior claim. If you did not file a claim for an Ischemic Heart Disease prior to the effective date of the new liberalizing rule, the VA’s general rules on effective dates apply. Determining the proper effective date for Ischemic Heart Disease or any Agent Orange presumptive condition can get very confusing. It is always best to consult with an accredited veterans’ benefits attorney when trying to determine if and how Nehmer applies to your case. We are here to help you. Call us for a free appointment.
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Low Back VA Disability Rating of 20%
 
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Do you have a low back (lumbar) injury related to your military service? Did you receive a VA disability compensation rating of 20%? Want to know if you qualify? Veterans disability lawyer Travis Studdard explains what limitations on range of motion in the spine qualify for a 20% rating per VA regulations. See whether a 20% VA rating for your low back disability is correct or if it should actually be rated higher.
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VA Disability Benefits and Agent Orange
 
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Speakers Carol Ponton - Founding Partner Matthew Hill - Managing Partner For a FREE Case Evaluation go here: https://www.hillandponton.com/free-case-evaluation/va-evaluation/ Visit our website at www.HillandPonton.com For questions please email us at Info@hillandponton.com
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DIC - Service Connected Death
 
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Speakers Carol Ponton - Founding Partner Matthew Hill - Managing Partner For a free Case Evaluation go here: https://www.hillandponton.com/free-case-evaluation/va-evaluation/ Visit our website at www.HillandPonton.com For questions please email us at Info@hillandponton.com
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American Warrior Radio © Agent Orange part 2 w PTSD
 
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Continue from part 1 including PTSD. In Vietnam anytime between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975 (includes brief visits ashore or service aboard a ship that operated on the inland waterways of Vietnam. Check VA's list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships that operated in Vietnam. In or near the Korean demilitarized zone anytime between April 1, 1968 and August 31, 1971 List of illnesses due to being exposed to AGENT ORANGE. http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/diseases.asp AGENT ORANGE Stored in USA http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/outside_vietnam_usa.asp Stored OUTSIDE USA http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/outside_vietnam.asp Evidence Needed for filing claim: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/Herbicide/AOno3.htm Seek Veterans Service Officer to file VA CLAIM: http://www.nacvso.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=10 Vietnam Veterans with chronic b-cell leukemias, Parkinson's disease, or ischemic heart disease may apply for disability compensation for these diseases using VA's Fast Track Claims Processing System. Children and Survivors Veterans' children with spina bifida may be eligible for compensation, health care, and vocational training based on the Veteran's qualifying service in or near the Korean demilitarized zone. Learn more about benefits for children with birth defects. Surviving spouses, children and dependent parents of Veterans who were exposed to herbicides and died as the result of diseases associated with Agent Orange exposure may be eligible for benefits. These benefits include Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, education, home loan and health care benefits. Find out if you qualify for survivors' benefits. Need Help Determining Eligibility? Contact VA for help determining qualifying service in Korea and your eligibility for VA benefits. By Telephone Toll-free Helpline: 1-800-749-8387 Press 3 Agent Orange Registry Health Exam: Call your local VA Environmental Health Coordinator Health Care: 1-877-222-8387 Compensation and Other Non-Health Care Benefits: 1-800-827-1000 TDD (for hearing impaired): 1-800-829-4833 In Person Health Care and Agent Orange Registry Health Exam: Go to your nearest VA health care facility. Compensation Benefits and Other Non-Health Care Benefits: Go to your nearest VA benefits office.After VA receives your application, we'll send you a letter that explains what evidence we need in order to grant your claim. We will help you get records to support your claim, including records of Vietnam service or exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service. Learn more about the disability claims process. Alphabetized Ship List If your vessel is not included in the Mobile Riverine Force, ISF Division 93 or above designations, check VA's Alphabetized Ship List. http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/shiplist/list.asp This is not a hand out, YOU earned your VA benefits. Type II Diabetes is usually 20% - $251 tax free money MONTHLY, more if married and have children. Prostate Cancer - 100% for 6 MONTHS ($2769a month) = $16,614 but usually 12 months = $33,228 Tax Free YOU earned. Don't delay! Show your support for AVET Project, Inc. on FB and please visit our website: www.avetproject.org
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Helpful Tips for Filing a Fully Developed Claim (Part 2)
 
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This is the second of a two-part series that walks you through helpful tips to keep in mind while filing a Fully Developed Claim (FDC) [http://www.benefits.va.gov/fdc] to ensure you receive the fastest claim decision possible. To view Part 1, visit the VBA Media and Publication's page at: http://benefits.va.gov/benefits/media-publications.asp
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Buddy Statements for Service Connection
 
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Speakers Carol Ponton - Founding Partner Matthew Hill - Managing Partner For a FREE Case Evaluation go here: https://www.hillandponton.com/free-case-evaluation/va-evaluation/ Visit our website at www.HillandPonton.com For questions please email us at Info@hillandponton.com
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Is It Too Late to Beat a VA Denial for a "Pre existing Condition"?
 
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If you watched our other videos about the presumption of soundness, you now understand how important this rule can be in claims where VA denied on the basis of a preexisting disability. Here, learn how denials involving the presumption of soundness may allow you to receive benefits all the way back to the time you originally filed and were denied, even if you did not appeal that denial timely.
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Filing Your Appeal at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
 
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If you have received a final notice of denial for your VA claim from the Board of Veterans Appeals (known as the BVA), you can appeal the decision. You must file your Notice of Appeal within 120 days of the decision with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. You can get the Notice of Appeal on the Court's web site (go to http://www.uscourts.cavc.gov and see form 1). Down load it, fill out the questions and mail it to the Court. If you can't download the form from the computer, you can call us (toll-free 1- 888 838-7727) and we will send you the form. A US Postal Service Postmark will constitute the date of filing. If you use UPS, FedEx or another courier or shipping service, the filing date will be the date the appeal arrives at the Court. Another option is you can write a letter to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and state that "I want to appeal my BVA decision dated __________." Make sure you include your full legal name, your current mailing address, a working phone number where you can be reached, an email address if you have one, and your VA claims file number. Sending the completed form, or writing a letter to the Court, within 120 days, will get the appeal filed. For more information, watch our other videos and learn more about how we represent veterans and their families for free at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims at www.vetsprobono.org.
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Common Mistakes - When to File Unemployability
 
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Speakers Carol Ponton - Founding Partner Matthew Hill - Managing Partner For a FREE Case Evaluation go here: https://www.hillandponton.com/free-case-evaluation/va-evaluation/ Visit our website at www.HillandPonton.com For questions please email us at Info@hillandponton.com
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