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For many veterans, their individual or collective disabilities prevent them from working. In these scenarios, the VA can award compensation for total disability ratings based on unemployability of the individual, or TDIU. This is covered by 38 CFR § 4.16, and results in the veteran being paid at the 100% amount. To be awarded TDIU, […]

The VA has granted your claim for service connection. You should be done, right? You may want to take another look: there could be other issues you may need to appeal. The first step is identifying possible problems with your case. When the VA grants a claim for service connection, your primary concerns should be […]

The Board of Veterans’ Appeals denied the veteran’s claim for entitlement to service connection for a back disability.  The Veteran hired our office to appeal that denial to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Our office was able to favorably resolve this case at the Court through a Memorandum Decision.  While the VA […]

The Board of Veterans’ Appeals denied the veteran’s claims for entitlement to an increased rating for a right foot condition and a total disability rating based upon individual unemployability.  The Veteran hired our office to appeal that denial to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Our office was able to favorably resolve this […]

38 C.F.R. § 3.156(b) / Beraud v. McDonald, 766 F.3d 1402 (Fed. Cir. 2014) / Lang v. Wilkie, 971 F.3d 1348 (Fed. Cir. 2020) 38 C.F.R. 3.156(c) provides that any new and material evidence received prior to the expiration of an appeal period in the legacy system “will be considered as having been filed in […]

President Biden signed the bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act on August 10, 2022. The PACT Act is the most significant expansion of benefits for veterans affected by toxic exposure in over thirty years. But what does the PACT Act mean for your claim? There are […]

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has many forms that may be confusing to veterans starting the process of filing a claim for VA disability compensation benefits. File an “Intent to File a Claim” For instance, the VA has a form titled “Intent to File a Claim”, which is VA Form 21-0966. Another form, titled […]

How Veterans Can Afford Legal Help

At least 5 of the top 10 problems leading to homelessness are issues that cannot be resolved without legal help, according to a study from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Those issues that may lead to veteran homelessness include: Housing and landlord/tenant matters Upgrading military discharge Restoring a driver’s license Disability/pension benefits Fortunately, there are […]

Every country has its customs for showing veterans appreciation. For instance, November 11 is a national holiday in France and Belgium. Canadians wear poppies to honor those who have served. In Great Britain, the British Royal Family honors veterans with two minutes of silence on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th […]

580 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA Monday, November 12, 2018 4:00 to 7:00 pm The attorneys of the Veterans Benefit Group of Goodman Allen Donnelly will return to the UVA School of Law for another free legal clinic for Central Virginia veterans. In collaboration with the UVA Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center and the UVA School […]