The issue of whether VA claims forms are required to rate residuals and complications of prostate cancer is an important subtext - for nearly a decade, the VA has been trying to recreate the system from one that is open and veteran friendly to one that is mechanical and bureaucratic.
I believe the VA's long term goal is to require a form for every requested VA action, and limiting the VA's action to what is specifically written on the form. Veterans advocates are pushing back hard - time will tell if the bureaucracy or the veterans prevail.
In this video, attorney Chris Attig
with the law firm of Attig | Curran | Steel, PLLC, discusses the Court's decision and what it means for veterans with prostate cancer, and the attorneys who represent them.
If you believe you should get a higher VA rating for your prostate cancer, or if the VA or BVA denied service connection for your prostate cancer, request a consult