Veterans who have returned from military service often develop physical, mental, and emotional problems that might take years to manifest. Because the Veterans Administration is an unwieldy bureaucracy that uses a complex combination of federal statutes, regulations, and internal policies when deciding benefits claims, applying for disability benefits can be a long, frustrating process.
Some veterans have had to wait decades to get the benefits they deserve!
In this introductory CLE course, attorney Eric Gang will teach you the fundamentals of building a case for veterans benefits. Eric will cover the following: how to identify the primary sources of veterans law & benefits, basic eligibility requirements, the elements of proof for a successful claim and how & when to appeal. To access the course pleas click here: Representing Disabled Veterans Before the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Additional subjects addressed:
- Types of benefits
- The three levels of the VA benefits appeals process
- The definition of active duty
- Current disabilities
- In-service events
- Establishing a nexus with service
- Proving nexus by presumption
- Proving a nexus by aggravation
Secondary service connection
- The Notice of Disagreement (NOD)
- Requesting a Decision Review Officer (DRO)
- The Statement of the Case (SOC)
- BVA certification & decision
- Appealing to the CACV
- Three criteria of the Notice of Appeal
Eric Gang has been in the private practice of law since 1998. He is the founding member of Gang & Associates, a law firm that represents veterans worldwide in their appeals for VA disability benefits. A frequent speaker and lecturer in the area of veterans disability law, Eric maintains offices in New York City and New Jersey.
This CLE course is offered in the following states:
- Alaska (AK)
- Arizona (AZ)
- California (CA)
- Connecticut (CT)
- District of Columbia (DC)
- Illinois (IL)
- Maryland (MD)
- Massachusetts (MA)
- Michigan (MI)
- Missouri (MO)
- New Hampshire (NH)
- New Jersey (NJ)
- New York (NY)
- North Dakota (ND)
- Pennsylvania (PA)
- South Dakota (SD)
Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in New York and around the country. For more information about CLE in New York please click the following link: NY CLE.