This comprehensive manual is an indispensable guide for advocates to help veterans and their families obtain benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Veterans Benefits Manual included alot of effective, battle-tested advocacy tips for military veterans and advocates along with all the latest developments in veterans law.
This is the most latest 2020-2021 Edition that has been deeply updated with the most important developments in veterans law over the past year.
Veterans Benefits Manual 2020-2021
It is easy to use, well-indexed and contains useful information, including example forms and summaries, flowcharts, checklists, references to legal institutions, and other documents designed to simplify the claims process and save valuable time for you and your senior clients.
This handbook is written by practicing lawyers in the National Veterans Legal Services Program and contains valuable information and analysis from a team of experts on the front line of veterans’ legal services.
Use your first-hand experience fighting for veterans’ rights and your in-depth knowledge of the Department of Veterans Affairs to benefit your customers. There are certain things What Every Veteran Should Know 2021
The Veterans’ Welfare Handbook contains many effective and battle-tested defense techniques for veterans and advocates, as well as the latest developments in veterans’ laws.
Highlights of these updates include:
- A new section has been added about how to find out the status of a VA claim (Section 12.5.7);
- Here, you will find a new section on how to avoid losing months of retroactive disability compensation when you are not sure whether to submit the initial claim form or the supplementary claim form (Section 12.2.4);
- in VA from the VA website Tips for using the Disability Benefits Questionnaire (Section 12.5.5 and 18.104.22.168) after deleting these forms;
- information about the new VA Review and Appeal Manual M21-5 (Section 12.1.3 and Chapter 12); related reasons Information on changes in VA’s policies and procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic (all);
- a new section explains the effective date rules for Blue Water’s service connection claims for specific Agent Orange-related diseases by Vietnamese veterans and their survivors (Article Orange) 8.11);
- a new chapter on current strong evidence that veterans who served Guam between 1962 and 1975 were exposed to toxic herbicides, such as Agent Orange (Section 22.214.171.124.2.2);
- about the claimants should How to question the latest recommendations of a specific VA medical report or opinion because the examiner does not have the ability to analyze medical issues (Sections 3.2.1 and 126.96.36.199);
- discussion of veteran workers and apprentice options. Portunity Reform Act (VALOR) and its impact on veterans seeking to use Montgomery and post 9/11 GI educational benefits for on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs (Section 188.8.131.52);
- discuss VA’s proposed changes to exclude shooting Blood scores and congestive heart failure as indicators of cardiovascular disease to support MET testing (Section 5.2.7);
- a detailed description of a new major class action decision that will help veterans seek reimbursement in non-veterans Emergency medical expenses incurred in military facilities (Section 10.18.2);
- and all new guidelines on review of records by agencies that appeal to the U.S. Veterans Claims Court of Appeal (Chapter 16)