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Practice Areas

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 | Steel as your team’s relief pitcher. When your client’s claim or appeal is “on the line”, and you ne… 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

Appeals Support for Attorneys & VSOs

It’s all about the narrative. As a VSO or VA accredited attorney, your ability to win your client’s appeal at the Board of Veterans Appeals often turns on how well you tell your client’s story to the Veterans Law Judge. To persuasiv… Read More

Recent Cases

(April 18, 2018) The law firm of Hill and Ponton approached Attig | Steel after the BVA judge denied their veteran a higher 70 percent PTSD rating. They had put a lot of work and energy into helping a veteran, and the BVA decision seemed to gloss ove… Read More
(April 6, 2018) The veteran in this case served in the Navy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, including deployment to Kuwait. Upon his return stateside, after attempts to reintegrate to civilian life, he began to have family and other problems.… Read More
(February 14, 2018) Attorney Chris Attig has been working with this veteran’s survivor for half a decade to get her DIC and survivor’s accrued benefits properly awarded.  The veteran was a 3 decade military veteran, who fought not only i… Read More

See More Appellate Results

VA Form 21 Blog

Jul
19
In June 2018, it appears that the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) has set 1 case for Panel Decisions and 4 cases for Oral Argument and Panel Decision.  I do my best to seek out and find all cases submitted to a CAVC Panel or set for Oral… Read More
Jul
12
What is the Deep Issue in the Case? VA regulations provide that a veteran’s “appeal may be withdrawn as to any or all issues involved in the appeal.” 38 C.F.R. § 20.204(a). a statement made by a veteran at a board hearing qualifies as an effe… Read More

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