United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ROBERT M. SELLERS, Claimant-Appellee v. ROBERT L. WILKIE, SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, Respondent-Appellant 2019-1769 Appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in No. 16-2993, Judge Mary J. Schoelen, Judge Michael P. Allen, Senior Judge Robert N. Davis.__________ Decided: July 15, 2020 … [Read more...] about Fed. Cir.; Sellers v. Wilkie, No. 2019-1769(Decided: July 15, 2020); EED; 38 C.F.R. 3.155(a) (1961); 38 U.S.C. 5107(a); Epps v. Gober, 126 F.3d 1464, 1468 (Fed. Cir. 1997); We agree with the Secretary that the relevant statutes, regulations, and judicial precedent require that a veteran’s legally sufficient claim provide information, even at “a high level of generality,” 818 F.3d at 1356, to identify the sickness, disease, or injury for which benefits are sought.;
VA contracts with the Health and Medicine Division (HMD) (formally known as the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, a non-governmental organization, to scientifically review evidence on the long-term health effects of Agent Orange and other herbicides on Vietnam Veterans. HMD determines whether the evidence points to a … [Read more...] about HMD Reports on Agent Orange
Can I apply for VA disability compensation for a disease or injury diagnosed after service? Short Answer Yes you can. Read on. Service connection may be established for a disability resulting from diseases or injuries which are clearly present in service or for a disease diagnosed after discharge from service, when all the evidence, including that pertinent to service, … [Read more...] about Can I apply for VA disability compensation for a disease or injury diagnosed after service?