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Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Baseball teams use different types of pitchers at different times in a game. When it comes to your client’s BVA decisions, think of Attig | Curran | Steel as your team’s relief pitcher. When your client’s claim or appeal is “on the line”, a… Read More

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

The U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals is the first, and only, Article III court that most veterans will ever see in their benefits claims or appeals. Even then, the vast majority of veterans who appeal an adverse decision of the Court of Appeals… Read More

BVA Appeals

If you are a veteran and received a VA Ratings Decision, you have 2 choices — give up, or appeal to the Board of Veterans Appeals (the BVA). The VA Regional Offices frequently deny even the most clear-cut claims for Veterans and Veterans’ Sur… Read More

Recent Cases

This case involves the application of a duplicitous legal standard by the BVA to a veteran’s TDIU appeal, in what is called a “reasons and bases” error by the Board of Veterans Appeals. While it favored a VA C&P medical opinion… Read More
This case involves several issues but centered around two: the veteran’s entitlement to increased TBI (Traumatic-Brain-Injury) and migraine ratings.  ISSUE ON APPEAL TO THE CAVC (TBI & Migraine Ratings). The veteran in this case was in a c… Read More
ISSUE ON APPEAL TO THE CAVC: PTSD rating higher than 50-percent. The veteran appealed to the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) seeking a PTSD rating higher than 50-percent. The VA had performed a VA C&P examination and opinion in January 2019. Rely… Read More

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Taking Point! Blog

Oct
20
Racist Ideas, Attitudes, and Behavior On March 1, 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it proposed disciplinary action against three Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) attorneys and two judges who had repeatedly sent racist… Read More
Sep
1
By: Yalitza Ledgister, writing for “The Bridge” One day my son came home from school and, pointing to his brown arms, asked, “Mom, why can’t I have white skin?”  After the initial shock and parent-fail slap wore off, I… Read More
Jul
24
Even as protestors march across bridges across the nation, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Golden Gate, history teaches us that America is resistant to acknowledging the persistent racism that plagues this country and even worse, resistant to do… Read More
Jun
26
“I am a Black man who jogs” was written by Augustus Turner, Mr. Turner retains all copyright to the image and content; it is republished here with his permission. Augustus Turner is a husband, a father, a soldier, and an attorney.… Read More

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