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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Gretchen Andersen 212-982-9699 | press@iava.org Follow us on Twitter: @IAVA   On 11th Anniversary of Iraq War, IAVA Readies to Storm the Hill to Combat Veteran Suicide 22 Vets Die By Suicide a Day; IAVA Descends on Washington for Action WASHINGTON, DC (March 19, 2014) – On the 11th anniversary of the start of the […]

A recent study published in the journal Environmental Research  indicates that military personnel who flew in dioxin-contaminated aircraft used to spray Agent Orange in the Vietnam War (Operation Ranch Hand) may have been exposed to greater levels of dioxin than has previously been recognized. The recent study indicates that the potential for exposure to personnel […]

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims recently celebrated it’s 25th anniversary. Goodman Allen Donnelly was invited to attend the festivities. David Boelzner and Daniel Krasnegor (second and third from left) of Goodman Allen Donnelly’s Veterans Practice Team at the reception, with members of the Court’s central legal staff.

Effective January 16, 2014, VA has amended 38 C.F.R. § 3.310 to add five illnesses found to secondarily related to traumatic brain injuries.  A report by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, entitled “Gulf War and Health, Volume 7: Long-Term Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury,” found sufficient evidence to link the moderate to […]

As many veterans are aware, there are a special set of regulations that provide for “presumptive service connection” for certain conditions if a veteran was exposed to Agent Orange.  This list is important because if a veteran does develop one of the listed condition, even 40 or 50 years after service, and they served on […]

In an attempt to combat the backlog, the VA has recently proposed several changes to the claims process. While the VA’s goal is to decrease the amount of time it takes to process a claim, many view the proposed change as potentially harmful to Veterans. Currently, to file a claim the Veteran need only send […]

Veteran’s Benefit Group practice attorney, David E. Boelzner, served as a panelist for the first Veteran’s Law Symposium, “Serving Those Who Serviced,” at the University of Richmond School of Law on November 8, 2013. He will also contribute an article to an issue of the Law School’s Journal of Law and the Public Interest dedicated to […]

October 25, 2013 — The American Legion’s Department of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands invited attorneys Nancy Foti and Krystle Waldron of Goodman Allen Donnelly’s Veterans Benefit Group to attend a conference and speak to Post Commanders and Officers about the needs of veterans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and the […]

We Salute Our Veterans

Starting Monday, the 11th, we begin celebrating Veteran’s Week—a time to recognize, honor and thank our country’s veterans. At Goodman Allen Donnelly, we want to take care of our veterans. Through the Veteran’s Benefit Group, a service of Goodman Allen Donnelly, we offer legal help and aid that gives veterans the benefits they have earned. Join […]

Social Security Bootcamp

Program Description Understand the Procedures and Strategies for Effective Disability Claimant Representation Get everything you’ll need to succeed in a disability claim with an insightful overview of the laws, definitions, procedures, and tactics involved in researching and proving impairments. Experienced attorney faculty will walk you through the major steps of the claim procedure and share […]