Veterans Law and the Paralegal: Sorting out VA's Errors and Appeal Decisions

Veterans Law and the Paralegal: Sorting out VA's Errors and Appeal Decisions

CLE Hours: 
1.5
CLE Credit: 
Substantive
Course Level: 
Intermediate

Through review of the foundational concepts of veteran's law and case studies we will review basic errors made with the initial filing of claims for VA Disability Compensation benefits, the impact of those errors on the veteran, the process of disagreeing with a VA decision, and resolving issues outside of the VA appeals process, if at all possible. We will cover the filing of good appeals and obtaining supporting evidence, medical evidence, medical opinions, and legal arguments in support of the claim. A brief discussion on dependency and issues related to benefits for the survivors of veterans who die of service related conditions.

Instructor(s): 
Paul Mark Sullivan