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Latest Developments and Additions
- Jan. 23, 2015: The CAVC issued an opinion in Wages v. McDonald regarding the Board’s ability to review decisions by the Director of Compensation Services to deny TDIU under 38 C.F.R. § 4.16(b). [download .pdf]
- Jan. 22, 2015: The House Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing — Veterans’ Dilemma: Navigating the Appeals System for Veterans Claims. [House page for the hearing]
- Jan. 21, 2015: The Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Moffitt v. McDonald regarding the retroactivity of changes to the eligibility criteria for enhanced DIC benefits under 38 U.S.C. § 1311. [download .pdf]
- Jan. 16, 2015: New articles added to the Articles Index Page --- Vicki Franks, The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Rule 30(a): Amending the Rule to Allow Citation to Nonprecedential CAVC Opinions for Precedential and Persuasive Authority, 24 Fed. Cir. B.J. 157 (2014). Evelina M. Rene, Note, Gatekeeper or Examiner: Exploring the Role of the Cavc in Veterans’ Disability Cases and Ways to Reduce the Number of Remands, 24 Fed. Cir. B.J. 201 (2014).
- Jan. 15, 2015: The Independent Budget for FY2016 has been released. [download .pdf]
- Jan. 12, 2015: The CAVC issued an order withdrawing its November 14, 2014, en banc opinion in Leavey v. McDonald. [download .pdf]
- Jan. 8, 2015: The CAVC issued an opinion in Swain v. McDonald regarding whether an effective date for hearing loss may be assigned prior to the date of the testing verifying the severity of the loss. [download .pdf]
- Jan. 8, 2015: The Federal Circuit heard oral argument in Gill v. McDonald regarding what measurements must be taken when determining whether an increased rating for hypertension should be awarded. [listen here]
- Jan. 6, 2015: The Federal Circuit heard oral argument in Lamb v. McDonald regarding when failure to receive notice of an examination constitutes good cause for missing the appointment [listen here], and Fullmer v. McDonald regarding how to determine when a case should be referred for consideration of TDIU under 38 C.F.R. § 4.16(b) [listen here].