What does a backlog at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals mean for Veterans?

The Board of Veterans’ Appeals has struggled with backlogs in deciding disability claims for years. Recently, the Board has had additional challenges to attacking this backlog. Regional Office (RO) closures, limited access to medical records within the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and Veterans continuing to file new claims have all contributed to a…

Great News for Blue Water Navy Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced they will be readjudicating previously denied claims for Veterans who served in offshore waters in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam war.   The case, Nehmer v. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs challenged a VA regulation that stated chloracne is the only disease associated with exposure to…