Tag Archives: Veteran

FCOA Precedent Alert: Cook v. Wilkie (Can a veteran have more than one BVA hearing?)

What is the Deep Issue in the Case? 38 U.S.C. §7107(b) (2012) requires “[t]he Board shall decide any appeal only after affording the appellant an opportunity for a hearing.”  On remand from the Veterans Court, the veteran asked for a … Continue reading

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Navy Veteran Holds Garage Sale to Pay for Own Funeral

Willie Davis, a Navy veteran living in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, that is suffering from stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma has found a way to pay for his last expenses: a garage sale of the majority of his belongings. His hope… … Continue reading

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Clifford Chance Names Legal Industry Veteran To Lead Development of New Technology

Multinational law firm Clifford Chance, one of the 10 largest law firms in the world, has hired legal-industry veteran Jeroen Plink as CEO of Clifford Chance Applied Solutions, where he will lead a global team tasked with developing and bringing … Continue reading

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How Disabled Does A Veteran Have To Be In Order To Qualify For Needs-Based VA Pension Benefits?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides two (2) types of monetary benefit programs for veterans. These monetary benefit programs are separated into benefits for (1) service-connected disabilities and (2) non-service-connected disabilities. The primary benefit for service-connected disabilities is the … Continue reading

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Michigan veteran homes receive perfect score in annual federal survey

Based on surveys administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, two veteran homes, located in Grand Rapids and Marquette, managed by the state of Michigan met all 231 standards for nursing home and domiciliary care. The distinction, a first … Continue reading

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