Obtaining Veteran’s Benefits (On-Demand)

$169.00

Receive an introduction to the VA highway as the presenter travels through the VA system from the filing of the initial claim, to the Board of Veterans Appeals and on to the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.  During this presentation, the basic road map of the system will be explained, procedural landmarks pointed out and new statutory construction zones will be noted.  We hope you will enjoy the trip and acquire the fundamentals needed to assist those who have given us our freedoms.   

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Event Details

Course Type

Course Instructor

Commander David H. Myers, JAGC, USN, (Ret.)

Original Date Of Course

General Credits

2

Course Description

Receive an introduction to the VA highway as the presenter travels through the VA system from the filing of the initial claim, to the Board of Veterans Appeals and on to the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.  During this presentation, the basic road map of the system will be explained, procedural landmarks pointed out and new statutory construction zones will be noted.  We hope you will enjoy the trip and acquire the fundamentals needed to assist those who have given us our freedoms.   

Principles

  • A General Overview of Veterans’ Benefits
  • Appeals of VA Claims Decisions
  • Issue Spotting and Points of Interest

Syllabus

  1. Overview of Veterans’ Benefits
    a. General Eligibility
    b. “Service-Connected” Benefits
    c. Compensation (Veterans with Service-Connected Disability)
    d. Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (Surviving Dependents of Veterans with Service-Connected Disability)
    e. “Non-Service” Connected Benefits
    f. Pension (“Needs Based” Benefit for Veterans)
    g. Death Pension (“Needs Based” Benefit for Surviving Dependents)
    h. Health Care Benefits
    i. Burial and Memorial Benefits
    j. Replacing Military Medals and Records
  2. Appeals of VA Claims Decisions
    a.
    Generally
    b. Administrative Appeal
    c. Notice of Disagreement (NOD)
    d. Statement of Case (SOC)
    e. Decision Review Officer (DRO)
    f. Formal or “Substantive” Appeal – Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA)
    g. Judicial Review
    h. U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVA)
    i. U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    j. Supreme Court of the United States
  3. Issue Spotting and Points of Interest
    a. Warning – Veterans Benefits Planning
    b. General Practice Tips
    c. Additional/Helpful Resources

Instructor

Commander David H. Myers, Esq.

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