This Veteran served in Iraq and Kuwait in 2003 to 2004.He was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2007, after his military service.The VA Regional Office denied his claim.When he got to the BVA the following evidence was in his C-File:A VA C&P exam concluding that sleep apnea was “less likely than not” related to military service. He was denied service … [Read more...] about 2 similar Veterans both with VA Sleep Apnea Claims Different Results at the BVA?
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Aug. 7, 1782: George Washington issues order to create the Badge of Military Merit to recognize meritorious action. Only a handful of soldiers are known to have received it. Feb. 22, 1932: Gen. Douglas MacArthur revives the Purple Heart on the bicentennial of Washington’s birthday. The medal is primarily designed to recognize meritorious service. The Purple Heart … [Read more...] about Timeline Purple Heart through history
Republished from Hill and Ponton July 19, 2019 in VA Claim Tips, Veterans by Sarah Overcashier In order to receive compensation from the VA, a veteran’s disability must be service-connected. There are five ways to establish service connection: Direct Service Connection Service Connection through Aggravation Presumptive Service Connection Secondary Service … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to establish service connection in VA disability compensation claims
Decision Assessment DocumentSaunders v. Wilkie, Apr 3, 2018, 886 F. 3d 1356 (Fed. Cir. 2018)U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit What the case is about: The Federal Circuit held that the Veterans Court erred as a matter of law in finding that the veteran’s pain alone, absent a specific diagnosis or otherwise identified disease or injury, cannot constitute a … [Read more...] about Saunders v. Wilkie, Apr 3, 2018, 886 F. 3d 1356 (Fed. Cir. 2018)
VA should automatically give you Special Monthly Compensation if you qualify for it. You do not have to apply. If, however, you believe you qualify for SMC but are not receiving it, you can call your VA regional office or contact an attorney. Special Monthly Compensation Explained | CCK Law SPECIAL MONTHLY COMPENSATION EXPLAINED FRIDAY MAY 19, 2017L AST UPDATED: MAY … [Read more...] about Special Monthly Compensation