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VA RAMP (Appeals Reform) Creates 3 New "Appeal" Options. (Part 2 of 5)

This post is Part II of a 5-part series on the VA RAMP (Appeals Reform) system.  Here are the topics for each of the 5 parts of the series – as they are published, links will appear to direct you to each part:  Part I (Click here to Read Part… Read More
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An Introduction to VA RAMP (VA Appeals Reform)

This is the first in a series of posts about the VA RAMP Appeals Reform Program, which will be implemented beginning in 2018. THIS IS CRITICAL TO NOTE: Technically, VA RAMP refers to the VA pilot program to implement the Veterans Appeals Improvement… Read More
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Recent Cases

This case involves the BVA’s dismissal of a veteran’s claim for an earlier effective date for his service-connected post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) based on clear and unmistakeable error. Our client appealed the Board’s decision to th… Read More
The cause number of this appeal, and the veteran’s name, have been withheld to protect the veteran’s privacy. In this case, the BVA denied an increased rating of 70% to a veteran for his service-connected PTSD. The BVA also found the vete… Read More
This case involves a veteran’s appeal to the BVA seeking service connection for arthritis.  The veteran served in the US Air Force from 2005 to 2006. He injured his knee and other parts of his body when required to move heavy appliances into a… Read More

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VA Form 21 Blog

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28
What is the Deep Issue in the Case? This case had two issues: one statutory and the other constitutional. Issue#1: 38 U.S.C. §5103A(a)(1) requires the Secretary “assist a claimant in obtaining evidence to substantiate the claim.” The… Read More
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