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VA Database: Access Denied

VA: Access Denied
  1. History of VA file storage and sharing
  2. VA’s efforts to digitize veterans’ files
  3. What is VBMS?
  4. What has been digitized and what has not?
  5. Why is it important for veterans’ representatives to have access to their clients’ VBMS files?
  6. Steps to getting access to VA’s database
  7. Who gets access to VBMS?
  8. What is VACOLS?
  9. Does the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) have access to VBMS and VACOLS?
  10. What is Caseflow and what can you learn from it?
  11. What is e-folder express and why does it speed up the appeals process veterans’ representatives?
  12. Why is it important to have database access with the implementation of the Appeals Modernization Act (a.k.a. Appeals Reform, AMA, the “new appeals system”)?
  13. Keeping up with appeal deadlines & VBMS access
  14. CCK’s Case on VBMS Access (Chisholm v. Wilkie) at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC)
  15. Paralegal access and years of delay in the VA accreditation process