Veterans v. VA: Supreme Court Cases in 2024
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by Zachary Stolz
1w ago
It is rare for a Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) term to feature even one veterans law case. But this year, SCOTUS decided one case and granted certiorari for (i.e., agreed to review) a second. Both cases could affect the lives of thousands of veterans. We are going to briefly examine each of […] The post Veterans v. VA: Supreme Court Cases in 2024 appeared first on CCK Law ..read more
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VA Disability Benefits for 20 Percent Ratings
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by Bradley Hennings
2w ago
A 20 percent disability rating from VA entitles a veteran to both monetary compensation and additional benefits. In this article, we will discuss the 2024 compensation, benefits, and appeal options for veterans with a VA disability rating of 20 percent. Veterans should research their VA ratings carefully. If the compensation and benefits do not align […] The post VA Disability Benefits for 20 Percent Ratings appeared first on CCK Law ..read more
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Can I Apply for Long-Term Disability Benefits If I Was Denied Short-Term Disability Benefits?
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by Leah Small
3w ago
The idea of missing work for any length of time is a troubling one. However, this is the reality for many hard-working professionals across the country. As such, it is common to have a disability insurance policy. These policies can include short-term disability (STD) and long-term disability (LTD) coverage. When you develop a condition that […] The post Can I Apply for Long-Term Disability Benefits If I Was Denied Short-Term Disability Benefits? appeared first on CCK Law ..read more
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VA Disability Claims for Esophageal Cancer
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by Alyse Phillips
1M ago
Unlike most other cancers, esophageal cancer is increasing in prevalence. This cancer is notoriously aggressive and invasive, and veterans diagnosed with service-connected esophageal cancer are typically eager to obtain disability benefits that will allow them to focus on treatment and recovery. An inappropriate claim denial, or a VA decision that results in an insufficient disability […] The post VA Disability Claims for Esophageal Cancer appeared first on CCK Law ..read more
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How Do I Get a Nexus Letter for Sleep Apnea?
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by Michael Lostritto
1M ago
Sleep apnea is a common diagnosis among veterans, but it is still a challenging claim to make for VA disability benefits. VA rejects approximately a third of disability claims in general. On top of this, many cases of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders are a secondary disability—for example, caused by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), […] The post How Do I Get a Nexus Letter for Sleep Apnea? appeared first on CCK Law ..read more
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CCK Shows Actual Wait Times for BVA Decisions Are Far Longer Than Reported
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by Stephen Cribben
1M ago
Veterans are waiting far longer for AMA decisions from the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) than the BVA claims. Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick has obtained data indicating that the average appeal before BVA has been waiting for an average of 43 months — 1308 days — despite BVA claiming that decision wait times are between […] The post CCK Shows Actual Wait Times for BVA Decisions Are Far Longer Than Reported appeared first on CCK Law ..read more
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What Is the 55-Year-Old Rule?
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by Lisa Ioannilli
1M ago
Any veteran approaching 55 years old and researching VA disability benefits is likely to hear about the “55-year-old rule.” This rule is often cited as a way to protect a veteran’s VA disability rating, ensuring that it cannot be changed. Unfortunately, this policy is frequently misunderstood even among some veterans advocates. In this article, we […] The post What Is the 55-Year-Old Rule? appeared first on CCK Law ..read more
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Preparation for Notification: What Veterans Need to Know
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by Robert Chisholm
2M ago
Preparation for Notification is one of the stages of the VA disability claims process. It typically takes from 7 to 21 days, but it can be delayed for reasons that are often confusing. In this article, we will explore the Preparation for Notification stage of the process and some of the most common questions that […] The post Preparation for Notification: What Veterans Need to Know appeared first on CCK Law ..read more
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Nasya Bellard Receives 2023 “The Child of an American Veteran” Scholarship
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by Lisa Ioannilli
2M ago
Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD (CCK Law) recently announced that it will help one undergraduate student pay a portion of their academic fees ahead of the 2024/2025 academic year. Hundreds of applicants applied for the firm’s “The Child of an American Veteran” Scholarship, but it was Nasya Bellard of Cox Mill High School who stood […] The post Nasya Bellard Receives 2023 “The Child of an American Veteran” Scholarship appeared first on CCK Law ..read more
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VA Disability and SNAP Benefits
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by Michael Lostritto
2M ago
According to the Food Research & Action Center, food insecurity affects roughly 7.5% of all veterans. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, previously known as the Food Stamps Program, helps low-income families by offering funds to purchase food. These benefits help ensure that people have access to a nutritious diet despite financial constraints. However, it is […] The post VA Disability and SNAP Benefits appeared first on CCK Law ..read more
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