CAVC finds BVA denial of higher PTSD rating "disconcerting".
When this veteran sought a PTSD rating higher than 30% for his service connected mental health condition, the Board of Veterans Appeals denied a PTSD rating higher than 30%.
The Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims entered an order finding that the BVA Judge's errors were "disconcerting" particularly in light of the existence of evidence supporting a 70% PTSD rating, and because the BVA Veterans Law Judge failed to explain why the veteran's symptoms did not reach the 50% PTSD Rating level.
Attig | Steel coordinated with the law firm of Hill & Ponton to handle the veteran's remand to the BVA.
Link to the BVA Decision on CAVC Website.
Link to the Joint Motion to Remand the CAVC Website.
OGC Attorney: Catherine A. Hulgan
Veteran Representation at CAVC: Chris Attig (link to bio)
Board of Veterans Appeals Veterans Law Judge:Deborah W. Singleton
Regional Office: St. Petersburg, Florida VARO
Vets’ Rep at BVA: Christopher Loiacono (agent)
Date of BVA Decision: September 21, 2016
Date of CAVC Remand Order: March 30, 2017