CCK News Court Wins “Other Related Factors” Must Be Considered in Extraschedular Analysis Ankle Disability Denial Failed to Consider Difficulty With Walking & Standing Asthma Denial Contained Legal Error by the Board, Court Finds Bilateral Knee Condition Denial Ignored Possible Connection to Service Board applies wrong standard for SMC based on loss of use Board Commits Error Denying Extraschedular Consideration for Peripheral Neuropathy Board Commits Legal Error in Denying Service Connection for Psychiatric Condition Board Committed Multiple Legal Errors When Denying Service Connection for Numbness of the Hands and Fingers Board Decision Denying Service Connection for Vertigo and Increased Rating for PTSD Relied on Inadequate Examinations Board Denial of Claims Related to Chemical Exposure Contained Legal Error Board Denial of Increased Rating for Headaches Contained Legal Error Board Denial of Service Connection for Cause of Death Contained Legal Error Board denial of service connection for GERD, right knee failed to address VA examination Board Denial of Service Connection for Pes Planus Failed to Consider Theory of Aggravation Board Denial of TDIU Relied on Inadequate Reasons or Bases Board Denied Increased Ratings for Headache and Cervical Spine Conditions, CCK Successfully Appealed Board denied TDIU, committed legal error Board denies a higher rating for upper extremity condition, fails to provide reasons for choice of diagnostic code Board Denies Service Connection for Ischemic Heart Disease and TDIU, CCK Secures Remand at Court Board Did Not Consider Favorable Evidence, Relied on Inadequate Exam in PSTD and TDIU Denial Board Does Not Fulfill its Duty to Assist in Herbicide Exposure Claim Board erred in denial for a higher rating for PTSD, remanded entitlement to TDIU Board erred in denial of increased rating for headaches Board erred in denial of increased rating for PTSD and in finding that TDIU was not raised by record Board Erred in Denial of Service Connection for Hepatitis C, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and Diabetes Board erred in denial of service connection for Veteran’s peripheral vascular disease Board erred in denial of total disability rating [TDIU] Board erred in denying a compensable rating for hemorrhoid condition Board Erred in Denying an Increased Rating for the Veteran’s Eye Conditions, Court Finds Board Erred in Denying an Initial Increased Rating for Peripheral Neuropathy of the Bilateral Lower Extremities Board Erred in Denying Examination for Left Knee Disability Board Erred in Denying Gulf War Vet Service Connection for Insomnia Disorder Based on Pyramiding Board Erred in Denying Higher Initial Rating for Veteran’s Headache Condition Board Erred in Denying PGW Vet Separate Disability Ratings Board Erred in Denying Secondary Service Connection for Orthopedic Conditions, Court Finds Board Erred in Denying Service Connection for Diabetes as Due to Agent Orange Exposure Board Erred in Denying Service Connection for Ischemic Heart Disease and PTSD, CCK Secures Remand Board Erred in Denying Service Connection for Ischemic Heart Disease Due to Agent Orange Exposure in Korea Board Erred in Denying Service Connection for Orthopedic Conditions as Secondary to PTSD Board Erred in Denying Service Connection for Recurring Joint Pain Related to Veteran’s Gulf War Service Board Erred in Denying Service Connection for TBI Residuals and Psychiatric Condition Board Erred in Denying Service Connection for Veteran’s Paget’s Disease & Low Back Condition Board Erred in Denying Service Connection for Veteran’s Psychiatric Condition and Seizure Disorder Board Erred in Denying SMC Based on Need for Aid and Attendance Board Erred in Denying Widow Service Connection for Veteran’s Cause of Death Board Erred in Determination of No New and Material Evidence for Inguinal Hernia Claim Board Erred in Determining Veteran Lacks New and Material Evidence to Re-Open Vertigo Claim Board Erred in Improperly Rejecting Veteran’s Lay Statements Board Erred in Left Leg Disability Denial While Simultaneously Remanding TDIU Board erred in relying on an inadequate medical opinion to deny service connection for sarcoidosis Board Erred in Relying on Inadequate Exam for Gout Board Erred in Relying on Inadequate Medical Opinion for Shoulder Disability Board Erred When It Denied a Higher Rating for Depression Board Erred When It Denied an Increased Rating for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Found it Lacked Jurisdiction Over TDIU Claim Board erred when it denied extraschedular referral for Veteran’s shoulder condition Board erred when it denied service connection for sleep apnea and increased rating for gastroparesis Board erred when it denied total disability based on individual unemployability Board Erred When it Failed to Compare Veteran’s Asthma Symptoms to Rating Schedule Board Erred When It Found the Veteran Could Perform Sedentary Work Board Erred When It Ignored the Veteran’s Competent Lay Statement Board Erred When It Relied on Veteran’s Employment to Deny Extraschedular Rating for Service-Connected Ankle Disability Board erroneously focused on Veteran’s non-service-connected disabilities in TDIU denial Board Errs in Denial of Service Connection for Cause of Death Board errs in denial that relied on VA examinations Board Errs In Denying Service Connection for Hiatal Hernia Secondary to Duodenal Ulcer Disability Board Failed To Adjudicate Entitlement To Extraschedular Referral For Headaches Board Failed to Consider Exceptional Symptoms for Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Board Failed to Consider Veteran’s Vertigo, Dizziness in Denial of Extraschedular Consideration Board failed to determine if Veteran entitled to combat presumption for tinnitus, hearing loss Board Failed to Ensure Adequate Medical Examination in Veteran’s Claim for Service Connection for Fatigue Disability Board Failed to Explain Treatment of Conflicting Evidence in PTSD Denial Board Failed to Fully Account for Veteran’s Work History in TDIU Denial Board failed to provide adequate reasons and bases for extraschedular denial Board Failed to Provide Veteran With Adequate Hearing Board Fails to Address Lay Evidence Regarding Severity of Condition in Decision to Deny Veteran Increased Rating for Lumbar Spine Disability Board Fails to Discuss Prior Diagnoses of Psychiatric Condition in Denying Service Connection Board Fails to Discuss the Issue of Aggravation in Denying Service Connection for Lung Disorder Board Fails to Provide Adequate Evidence for Denial of Disability Service Connection Board Fails to Provide Adequate Examination and Discussion of Effects of Veteran’s Bilateral Hearing Loss Board Improperly Denied Service Connection for Prostate Cancer Based on Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Exposure Board Improperly Denied Unemployability Benefits, CAVC Finds Board Incorrectly Applied Presumption of Soundness When Denying Service Connection for Respiratory Disability Other Than Pneumonia Board Incorrectly Denied an Earlier Effective Date for Service Connection for Veteran’s Cause of Death Board Misapplied the Law Regarding Presumption of Soundness When Denying Veteran’s CUE Claim Board Misinterpreted and Misapplied the Law in Psychiatric Disorder Denial Board Misinterprets Applicable Laws in Denying an Increased Rating and Temporary Total for GERD Board Must Consider Combined Effects of Disabilities on Employability Board prematurely denied entitlement to extraschedular referral for the Veteran’s bilateral hearing disability Board Provided Inadequate Reasons and Bases when Denying TDIU on an Extraschedular Basis Board Provided Inadequate Statement of Reasons or Bases for Denying Service Connection for Left Knee Disability Board relied on inadequate examinations in denying service-connection for thoracolumbar degenerative disc disease Board Relied on Inadequate VA Examinations to Deny Veteran’s Claims, Court Finds Board Relied on Insufficient Exam in Heart Condition Denial Board Relies on Inadequate Reasons and Bases to Deny Increased Rating and SMC for Radiculopathy Board Relies on Inadequate Reasons to Deny Hypertension Secondary to Diabetes, Herbicide Exposure Board Was Wrong to Conclude Unit Morning Reports Would Not Be Helpful in Verifying Veteran’s Stressor Board wrongly denied referral for extraschedular TDIU, higher rating for sensorineural hearing loss Board wrongly denies Veteran service connection for hip condition Board’s Double Denial of Veteran’s Heart Condition Claims Contained Legal Error Board’s Denial of Higher Rating for PTSD Failed to Consider All Evidence of Record BVA denial of an increased rating for rhinitis relied on inadequate reasons or bases BVA denial of increased rating for costochondritis and TDIU relied on inadequate reasons or bases BVA Denial of Right Hand Disability Based on Inadequate VA exam BVA Denial of service connection for prostate cancer relied on insufficient efforts to verify herbicide exposure BVA Denies Service Connection for Asthma based on Inadequate Medical Examination BVA erred in its denial of Veteran’s increased rating claim for headache condition BVA erroneously denies extraschedular consideration of bilateral hearing loss and tinnitus BVA erroneously determines Veteran is capable of sedentary duties, denies TDIU BVA errs in denial of higher rating for PTSD, earlier effective date for TDIU BVA errs in denial of service connection for a bilateral knee condition BVA errs in denial, Court finds VA examiner failed to opine on aggravation BVA errs in denying earlier effective date for TDIU, extraschedular referral for adjustment disorder BVA errs in denying service connection for pancreatic cancer as due to herbicide exposure BVA failed to comply with remand order, wrongly denied service connection for bilateral knee disabilities BVA fails to consider TDIU despite being raised in an increased rating claim for Veteran’s lower back condition BVA ignores competent statements, errs in denying a higher rating for migraine headaches, bilateral ankle disability BVA Overlooked Impaired Impulse Control in Denial of PTSD Claim BVA provided inadequate reasons as to how Veteran’s conditions were contemplated by IBS rating BVA relied on an inadequate VA exam to determine the Veteran capable of sedentary employment BVA relied on insufficient exam, wrongly denies claim for Diabetes and Hypertension BVA relied on unsubstantiated medical opinion to wrongly deny increased rating for epiphysitis of the lumbar spine BVA used inadequate VA exam to deny higher rating for cervical spine disability BVA wrongly denied service connection for high blood pressure, definitive proof not required in VA benefits cases BVA wrongly denies service connection for pseudogout due to reliance on inadequate VA medical exam BVA wrongly denies Veteran service connection for leg paralysis pursuant to 38 U.S.C. § 1151 CAVC Remands Veteran’s Claim for Service Connection for Diabetes Based on Exposure CAVC Reverses BVA’s Denial of Specially Adapted Housing Benefit CCK Aids Widow of Vietnam Veteran After Long Fought Battle for Special Monthly Compensation CCK Appealed Board Denial of Low Back Claim Based on Inadequate Consideration of Functional Loss CCK Appeals Board Denial for Service Connection for Hypertension Secondary to PTSD CCK Appeals Decision That Denied Veteran Entitlement To Special Monthly Compensation CCK Argues Against Board Denial for Increased Rating for PTSD CCK Argues Against Board Denial of TDIU Prior to December 2012, Court Agrees and Remands CCK Argues Against Board for Earlier Effective Date for Blindness CCK Argues Board Erred in Denying Adapted Housing Benefits CCK Argues Board Must Consider Combined Effect of Veteran’s Service-Connected Disabilities CCK Argues for Remand from Court Following Board Denial of Service Connection for Cause of Death CCK Argues Service Connection for Cause of Death Related to Multiple Sclerosis CCK Argues Service Connection for World War II Veteran’s Cause of Death CCK Argues that Board Denied Sleep Apnea Based on Inadequate Exam CCK argues that Board overlooked evidence in denial of multiple Persian Gulf War issues CCK Argues the Board Erred in Determining the Presumption of Soundness was Rebutted CCK Assists Thailand Veteran in Securing VA Compensation for Coronary Artery Disease CCK Court Win Will Help Many Veterans Obtain More Compensation CCK Helps Air Force Veteran Secure Increased Rating and SMC Benefits CCK Helps Blue Water Navy Veteran Win Benefits for Myelodysplastic Syndrome CCK Helps Fort McClellan Veteran Establish Service Connection After Duty to Assist Error CCK Helps Gulf War Veteran Secure Increased Rating for Migraines CCK Helps Iraq Veteran Increase VA Rating for Asthma CCK Helps Johnston Atoll Veteran Secure Increased Disability Rating CCK Helps Marine Corps Veteran Appeal Denial of Service Connection for Knee Disabilities CCK Helps Navy Veteran Win Disability Benefits for Heart Disease CCK Helps Surviving Spouse of Vietnam Veteran Win Accrued Benefits CCK Helps Thailand Veteran Establish Presumptive Service Connection for Ischemic Heart Disease CCK Helps Thailand Veteran Secure Years of Retroactive Benefits in CUE Case CCK Helps Thailand Veteran Win TDIU Based on Herbicide Exposure CCK Helps Veteran Secure Increased Rating for Respiratory Condition CCK Helps Veteran Secure Retroactive TDIU Based on Peripheral Neuropathy CCK Helps Veteran Secure TDIU Benefits Based on Stomach Ulcer CCK Helps Veteran Secure TDIU Following Multiple VA Errors CCK Helps Veteran Win Dependency Benefits for Child Over 18 CCK Helps Veteran Win Extraschedular TDIU for Aggravated Foot Condition CCK Helps Veteran Win Retroactive TDIU for Heart Condition CCK Helps Veteran Win Years of Backpay for Prostate Cancer Residuals CCK Helps Vietnam Era Veteran Exposed to Agent Orange Win Compensation CCK Helps Vietnam Veteran Suffering from Gunshot Wound Residuals and Parkinson’s Disease CCK Helps Vietnam Veteran Win TDIU for Bilateral Hearing Loss CCK Helps Vietnam War Era Veteran Secure Benefits for Prostate Cancer After VA Error CCK Helps Vietnam War Era Veteran Win Special Monthly Compensation Benefits CCK Helps Vietnam War Veteran Win SMC After Decades Long Battle for Benefits CCK Helps Widow of WWII Veteran Secure Dependency and Indemnity Compensation CCK Law Secures Earlier Effective Date for Veteran CCK Precedential Court Win for Gulf War Veterans with Unexplained Illness CCK Presents Oral Argument at CAVC for Veteran’s Severe Knee Disability CCK Secures 30 Years of Retroactive Benefits for Vietnam Veteran CCK Secures DIC Benefits for Surviving Spouse of Vietnam Veteran CCK Secures Disability Benefits for Navy Veteran After Multiple Denials CCK Secures Remand for Surviving Spouse of Thailand Veteran CCK Secures Service Connection for Retinitis Pigmentosa in CUE Claim Dating Back to 1981 CCK succeeds at Court representing Veteran’s widow appealing for service connection for Cause of Death CCK Successfully Appealed BVA’s Denial of Veteran’s Request to Reopen Claim for Hypertension CCK Successfully Appeals Board Decision to Deny Increased Rating that Uses Inadequate Examination Report CCK Successfully Appeals Board Decision to Deny Reopening Veteran’s Claim for Service Connection for Melanoma CCK Successfully Appeals Denial of Service Connection Based on Herbicide Exposure in Thailand CCK Successfully Appeals Denial of Service Connection to Obstructive Sleep Apnea CCK Successfully Appeals Rating for Service Connected PTSD CCK Successfully Argued for Earlier Effective Date for TDIU CCK Successfully Argued for Remand from Court in Case Involving Gulf War Illness CCK Successfully Argues Against Board Decision Denying Compensable Rating for Costochondritis CCK Successfully Argues Against Board Denial of Increased Rating for IVDS CCK Successfully Argues Against Board Denial of VA Benefits for Parkinson’s Disease CCK Successfully Argues Board Error in Chronic Bronchitis Case CCK Successfully Argues Board Error in Sleep Apnea (OSA) Case CCK Successfully Argues for a Precedential Decision About Protected Work Environment CCK Successfully Argues for Reversal of the Board’s Presumption of Soundness Determination CCK Successfully Argues for Service Connection for Cause of Death CCK Successfully Argues for TDIU for Vietnam War Era Veteran CCK Successfully Argues on Behalf of Appellant Seeking Service Connection for Late Veteran’s Ischemic Heart Disease CCK Successfully Argues that Board Erred in Denial of Service Connection for Squamous Cell Carcinoma CCK Successfully Argues that Board Relies on Inadequate VA Examination to Deny Higher Ratings for Left Knee and Low Back Disability CCK Successfully Substituted Sister-in-Law into Case Before Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims CCK Wins Benefits for Surviving Spouse of Camp Lejeune Veteran CCK Wins Case on Behalf of Army Veteran in Court Reconsideration CCK Wins Cause of Death Appeal for Spouse of Vietnam Veteran CCK Wins Decision At Cavc Clarifying Board’s Duties In Adjudicating Veterans’ Entitlement To TDIU CCK Wins for Veteran after VA Files for Reconsideration CCK Wins Precedential Case Regarding TDIU: Court Interprets Meaning of Substantially Gainful Employment CCK Wins Precedential Case That Will Help Veteran Sexual Assault Survivors CCK Wins Precedential Decision in Nohr v. McDonald CCK Wins Precedential Decision: Increased Rating for Right Knee Condition CCK’s Zach Stolz And Dav Force Rollback Of Thailand Rule Change Court Agrees with CCK: Board Denial of Increased Rating for Bipolar Disorder and TDIU Contained Legal Error Court Agrees with CCK: Board Erred in Denying Service Connection for Hypertension as Due to Herbicide Exposure Court Determines Ankylosis Is an Objective Finding in Precedential Decision Court Finds Board Deviated from Manual Guidance in Denial related to Herbicide Exposure in Thailand Court Finds Board Erred When It Favored Negative VA Exams Over Positive Private Exams Court finds Board failed to consider Anxiety Disorder symptoms Court Finds Legal Error in Board’s Decision Denying Increased Ratings for Veteran’s Radiculopathy of the Bilateral Lower Extremities Court Holds the Board Must Consider Applicable VA Fast Letter Court Issues Precedential Decision Regarding Board Jurisdiction and Wrong Appeals Forms Court Orders Reinstatement of Veteran’s Rating after Board Decision Court Overturns Board Denial of Herbicide Exposure at Fort McClellan Court Overturns Board Denial of Service Connection for Diabetes due to Herbicide Exposure in Thailand Court Relies on Saunders to Remand the Board Decision Denying Service Connection for Veteran’s Back Condition Court Remands Board Decision Based on Duty to Assist Error Court Remands Board Decision Based on Failure to Maximize Benefits Court Remands Board Decision to Deny Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Benefits Court reverses Board’s denial of earlier effective date for herpes progenitalis Court reverses Board’s finding that the Veteran did not perfect his appeal Court Rules Veteran May Be Entitled to Presumptive Services Connection Due to Herbicide Exposure Decorated Veteran Awarded TDIU Back to 1969 Denial of Extraschedular Referral for Bilateral Hearing Loss Disability Rested on Provision of Inadequate Reasons or Bases Denial of Increased Rating for Psychiatric Disability Contained Error Denial of Increased Rating for PTSD Ignored Evidence of Record Denial of Increased Rating for Right Knee Disability Contained Legal Error Denial of increased rating for Veteran’s foot disability was premature Denial of increased ratings rested on inadequate VA examination, improper treatment of lay evidence Denial of individual unemployability relied on Board’s conjecture instead of evidence Denial of individual unemployability relied on inadequate reasons or bases Denial of initial disability rating in excess of 70 percent for PTSD was erroneous Denial of Low Back Disability Relied on Insufficient Exam Denial of separate ratings for knee disabilities, instability was improper Denial of service connection for cause of death resulted from failure to consider exposure to herbicides Denial of Service Connection for Hearing Loss Disability Failed to Consider Delayed Onset Denial of Service Connection for Hypertension Secondary to Agent Orange Exposure Contained Legal Error Denial of service connection resulted from reliance on inadequate medical opinion Denial of Sinusitis Disability Lacked Adequate Reasons or Bases Denial of TDIU Failed to Consider Foot Scars Denial of TDIU for neck disability and other conditions relied on inadequate reasoning Denial of TDIU Rested on Inadequate Reasons or Bases and Ignored Favorable Evidence of PTSD Symptoms Denial of Unemployability Benefits Contained Legal Error, Court Finds Denials of service connection for bilateral hip arthritis, bilateral knee arthritis relied on inadequate reasons or bases Diabetes denial contained legal error by the Board Diabetes Denial Missed Key VA Regulation Diabetic neuropathy denial used incorrect ratings Error in denial of service connection for hypertension Examiner Must Address Theory of Service Connection Flexible Part-Time Work May Not Be Substantially Gainful Employment Gulf War Era Veteran Wins VA Benefits for Conditions Related to Military Asbestos Exposure Headaches denial didn’t fully evaluate evidence Hearing loss denial contained legal error by Board Hyperkeratosis increased rating denial contained legal error In Denying Service Connection for a Respiratory Disorder, Board Erred When It Relied on an Inadequate Medical Opinion Inaccurate VA Examinations Used to Deny Increased Rating for PTSD Increased rating for PTSD denial contained legal error Increased Rating for PTSD Denial Premised on Incorrect Rating Criteria Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Denial Fails to Explain Meaning of Rating Criteria Korean DMZ Veteran Wrongly Denied Presumptive Service Connection Low back disability denial relied on inadequate exam Multiple Sclerosis Denial by BVA Contained Legal Error New VA treatment records could provide nexus opinion, reopen Veteran’s claim PARURESIS DENIAL CONTAINED LEGAL ERROR BY THE BOARD Peripheral Neuropathy Denial Did Not Provide Adequate Explanation Pes planus denial based on misapplication of the law, Court finds Precedential Decision: Increased Rating on an Extraschedular Basis Prostatitis denial contained legal error by the Board PTSD Symptoms Not Fully Analyzed by Board, Court Finds Secondary Service Connection for Hepatic Steatosis Reasonably Raised by the Record: CCK Successfully Argues Service Connection Denial for Hip Bursitis & other conditions Used Insufficient Medical Opinions Skin Cancer Denial Contained Legal Error TDIU Denial Contained Legal Error by the Board TDIU Denial ignored important evidence TDIU Denial Relied on Insufficient and Unexplained Medical Opinions Thailand Air Force Veteran Wins Benefits for Prostate Cancer Thailand Veteran Exposed to Herbicides Wins VA Benefits After Years of Appeals The Board Erred In Finding 1983 Bva Decision Subsumed A 1953 Rating Decision The Board erred when it denied service connection for an acquired psychiatric disability The Board Erred When It Denied the Veteran an Increased Rating for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Headaches Thrombosis denial contained legal error by the BVA Traumatic Brain Injury Residuals Denial Lacked Adequate Reasons or Bases VA Must Assist Veteran With Claim Based On Agent Orange Exposure In Thailand Veteran Wins TDIU for Radiculopathy with Help of CCK Vietnam Veteran Denied Service Connection Based on Herbicide Exposure Vietnam Veteran Wrongly Denied Service Connection in Herbicide Exposure Case Vietnam War Era Veteran Wins TDIU Following Board Denial ERISA Law Featured Client Successes Oral Arguments Personal Injury VA News Veterans Law “Evaluation of the Disability Determination Process for Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans” (2019) “Gulf War and Health: Depleted Uranium, Pyridostigmine Bromide, Sarin, and Vaccines” (2009) “Gulf War and Health: Generational Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War” (2018) “Helping Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Act” Signed Into Law “Rates of Chronic Medical Conditions in 1991 Gulf War Veterans Compared to the General Population” (2019) 10 CAVC Cases All Veterans Should Know: Part 2 10 Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Cases All Veterans Should Know: Part 1 10 Most Common Disabilities for Veterans and How They’re Rated 10% Disability Rating for PTSD 100 Percent VA Disability and Working 100% Permanent and Total (P&T) VA Disability Ratings 1151 Claims – What They Are and How to File 2018-2019 VA Disability Rate Pay Charts 2020 VA Disability Payment Schedule 2020 VA Disability Rate Pay Chart 2021 VA Disability Pay Chart 2022 VA Disability Pay Chart and Compensation Rates: Cost-of-Living Adjustment 2022 VA Proposed Updates: Mental Health, Sleep Apnea, and Tinnitus 2022 VA Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) Rates 2023 VA Disability Pay Rates and Cost of Living Adjustment 2023 VA Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) Rates 2024 VA Disability Pay Rates and Cost of Living Adjustment 2024 VA Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) Rates 3 Common Back Conditions Veterans Experience 30% PTSD Rating 30% VA Disability Rating for Migraine Headaches 4 Best Ways to Reach a 100% VA Disability Rating 4 Reasons to Appeal to the CAVC vs. Supplemental Claim Lane 5 Tips For Filing Your Notice of Disagreement 5 Veteran-Friendly States 5 Ways to Establish VA Service Connection 50% PTSD Rating 50% VA Disability Rating for Migraine Headaches 50% VA Disability Rating, Benefits, and Pay 60% Disability Rating, Benefits, and Pay 60% VA Disability to 100% Unemployability (TDIU) 7 Most Common Disabilities Among Women Veterans 7 Most Important VA Forms and How to Use Them 7 Myths About TDIU 7 Things Every Veteran Should Know About Agent Orange 70% Disability Rating for PTSD 70% VA Disability Rating, Benefits, and Pay 8 Tips for your VA Disability Claim or Appeal 80% Disability Rating, Benefits, and Pay 9 Myths About the VA Appeals Modernization Act Acid Reflux VA Disability Rating Additional Benefits for 100% Disabled Veterans AFGE Letter Addresses Hiring Practices at Board of Veterans’ Appeals Agent Orange and Dementia Risk in Veterans Exposed Agent Orange and Hypothyroidism Agent Orange and Kidney Disease Agent Orange and Liver Cirrhosis: VA Disability Benefits Agent Orange and Parkinson’s-Like Symptoms Agent Orange Benefits for Porphyria Cutanea Tarda Agent Orange Benefits for Surviving Spouses and Dependents Agent Orange Case Gray v. 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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and VA Disability Compensation Analogous Ratings – What They Are Anthrax Vaccine Causes Controversy Appealing a Board Denial to the CAVC Under Appeals Reform Appeals Modernization Act (AMA) Results and Data for Veterans Appeals Reform Notice of Disagreement vs. Legacy Appeals System Notice of Disagreement Appeals Reform: An Adjudicator’s Role in Processing Appeals Under the New System Appeals Reform: Board of Veterans’ Appeals Board 2.0 – Every Decision Matters Appeals Reform: How Implementation Will Affect Pending Claims and Appeals Appeals to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Applying for VA Benefits Years after Service Applying for VA’s Caregiver Program, Requirements, and Benefits Offered Are VA Benefits Exempt from Bankruptcy? Are Vietnam Blue Water Navy Veterans Entitled to Agent Orange Benefits? Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB) VA Disability Ratings Automatic 50% PTSD Rating Back Range of Motion for VA Benefits Explained Bell’s Palsy VA Rating Benefits for Family Members of Veterans Stationed at Camp Lejeune Beyond Vietnam: Other Military Areas Where Agent Orange was Used Bills in Congress to Aid Veterans Suffering from Toxic Exposure Bipartisan Coalition of Attorneys General Offer Support for the GUARD Act Bladder Cancer & Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy due to Agent Orange Exposure Denial Contained Error Bladder Cancer and Agent Orange Blast Exposure May Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s in Veterans Blue Water Navy Update: Federal Circuit Order in Procopio v. Wilkie Blue Water Navy Veterans Timeline Blue Water Navy Veterans: What Conditions Qualify for VA Disability Benefits? Board Erred in Denying Service Connection for Obstructive Sleep Apnea as Secondary to Asthma Board Improperly Denied Compensable Rating for Veteran’s Right Leg Fracture Residuals Board Lacks Adequate Reasons and Bases in Denying SMC A&A Based on PTSD Alone Board Lane Will Open to RAMP Participants in October Board of Veterans’ Appeals Decisions: Grants, Remands, and Denials Board of Veterans’ Appeals Docket Delays and Backlog Board of Veterans’ Appeals Docket Update Burial Benefits for Veterans and Eligibility Burn Pits: The Agent Orange for Post-9/11 Veterans Bursitis and Your Claim for VA Benefits BVA denies Veteran major depressive disorder based on inadequate medical rationale C&P Exams for TDIU VA Claims Explained C&P Exams: Compensation and Pension Examinations and the Role They Play in Your VA Disability Case Camp Lejeune Lawsuit: Offsets and Effect on VA Benefits Can I Combine Multiple Disabilities Into One VA Claim? Can I Get a VA Rating Without a C&P Exam? Can I Get VA Disability Benefits if Injured in Boot Camp? Can I Receive VA Disability Benefits for Pain? A Second Look at Saunders v. Wilkie Can I Still Work If I Receive VA Disability? Can the VA Reduce My PTSD Rating? Can VA Take Away 100% Permanent and Total (P&T) Disability? Can You Have VA Disability Appeals in Both the Legacy and Appeals Reform Systems? Can You Receive VA Disability and Military Retirement Pay? Can You Receive VA Disability Benefits Due to Exposure to PFAS? Caregivers Update: VA Suspends Revocations of Benefits for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) CAVC Decisions Explained CAVC Docket Explained CCK Delivers Oral Argument at CAVC Regarding Jurisdiction Over Veteran’s TDIU Claim CCK Law’s Kerry Baker Presents at Burn Pits Congressional Briefing CCK LIVE: Blue Water Navy Veterans CCK LIVE: Claims at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals CCK Live: Court Wins – Agent Orange & Gulf War Illness CCK LIVE: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Claims CCK LIVE: Recent Federal Circuit Rulings and Their Impact on Veterans CCK Live: Revisiting the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP) CCK LIVE: The “Non-Adversarial” Nature of the VA Claims Process CCK Partner Robert Chisholm Participates as Judge in Moot Court Competition CCK Partners with Harvard Law School in a Class Action Case at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims CCK Precedential Court Win for Gulf War Veterans with Unexplained Illness CCK Presents at 2019 National Association of Veterans Advocates (NOVA) Fall Conference CCK Presents at the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates (NOVA) 2019 Spring Conference CCK Presents at Veterans Law Continuing Legal Education Conference in Montana CCK Secures Service Connection for Retinitis Pigmentosa in CUE Claim Dating Back to 1981 CCK Secures TDIU and Earlier Effective Date for Vietnam Veteran CCK Successfully Argues for Service Connection for Cause of Death CCK Takes Legal Action Against the Department of Veterans Affairs CCK Uncovers Memo Used By VA To Wrongly Deny Claims Of Thailand Veterans CHAMPVA Insurance Explained Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick Proudly Announces Two New Partners Chloracne and Agent Orange Benefits Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct Cancer) and Veterans of the Vietnam War Chronic B-Cell Leukemia and Agent Orange Benefits Clasificación de discapacidad del VA por depresión y ansiedad Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Holds Investigative Hearing on the Practices of Unaccredited Claims Consultants Common Mistakes Veterans Make on TDIU VA Claims Common Mistakes Veterans Make When Filing for VA Benefits Common Secondary Service-Connected Conditions among Veterans Common VA Disabilities For Post-9/11 (OEF & OIF) Veterans Compensation and Pension (C&P) Exams for Depression Compensation and Pension (C&P) Exams for PTSD Compensation and Pension (C&P) Exams for Sleep Apnea Conditions Affecting Women Veterans Congressional Letter Sent to VA Secretary: Unaccredited Scammers Conjunctivitis VA Disability Ratings Explained Continuity of Symptomatology: VA Service Connection Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Introduced to Increase Veterans’ Benefits Court finds Board erred in denying Veteran’s CUE claim Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Has Authority to Certify Class Action, Federal Circuit Rules Court Overturns Board Denial of Service Connection for Heart Condition CRDP and CRSC: Concurrent Receipt Explained CUE “Claims”: How to challenge a final decision DBQ Changes and C&P Exams Amid COVID-19 Decision Issued on Herbicide Exposure at Fort Drum Decoding Decisions from the Board of Veterans’ Appeals Decoding the Notice of Appellate Rights for RAMP Board Decisions Delayed Onset PTSD and VA Disability Benefits Denial of increased rating for bipolar disorder lacked adequate reasons or bases Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Rates for 2023 Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Rates for 2024 Dependency and Indemnity Compensation: What Is It, and Do I Qualify? 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