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Does the VA Duty to Assist require giving to veterans a copy of their C&P opinions?

One of our clients’ cases, Martinez v. Wilkie, No 17-1551, was recently set for a panel decision by the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC).We are not yet sure if there will be supplemental briefing or oral argument at … Continue reading

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Binge Drinking and Drunk Driving Have Always Been a Concern for Veterans

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has taken a closer look at the instances of veterans engaging in binge drinking and its potential causes. The rate of binge drinking has climbed from roughly 14% in 2013 to just under … Continue reading

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How will the USPTO study gaps in patenting by women, minorities, and veterans under the new SUCCESS Act?

On Wednesday, President Trump signed H.R. 6758, the Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success Act of 2018 (SUCCESS Act). It states that the "sense of Congress" is that the United States should "close the gap in the … Continue reading

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Attorney Suspended for Charging Excessive Fees for Medicaid and Veterans Benefit Planning to Pay Long-Term Care Costs

Kansas’s highest court suspended for six months an attorney who, among other things, charged a couple three times the going rate to qualify for public benefits based upon financial need from the Veterans Administration (VA) and Medicaid. In the Matter … Continue reading

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Many TBI veterans qualify for special monthly compensation

The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently extended special monthly compensation benefits to veterans afflicted with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The special monthly compensation is an aid benefit that the VA in June extended to qualifying veterans with TBI. … Continue reading

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