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"Claim denied!" All too often millions of veterans have received this response to their legitimate claims for federal benefits. In most cases, writes veterans' advocate John D. Roche, the claimant didn't understand the procedures needed to meet the myriad requirements of the Department of Veterans Affairs. With the appeals process requiring years to resolve disputes, deserving veterans and their dependents are left confused and frustrated by the agency and a system that was created to serve them. The answer is to submit a well-grounded claim initially, which The Veteran's Survival Guide, now in a revised, second edition, analyzes in detail. This unique book, written in an accessible self-help style, will be required reading for any veteran or veteran's dependent who wishes to obtain his or her well-earned benefits and for those officials of veterans' service organizations who assist veterans with their claims.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xv-xxii
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  1. Chapter 1. A History of Shame
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. Chapter 2. Claims Processing 101
  2. pp. 19-28
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  1. Chapter 3. No Evidence, No Benefits
  2. pp. 29-42
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  1. Chapter 4. Claim Actions
  2. pp. 43-62
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  1. Chapter 5. The Big Three
  2. pp. 63-80
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  1. Chapter 6. Total Disability Due to Individual Unemployability
  2. pp. 81-104
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  1. Chapter 7. Claims Based on Secondary Disabilities
  2. pp. 105-116
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  1. Chapter 8. Claims Based on Treatment by the VA
  2. pp. 117-133
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  1. Chapter 9. C&P Examinations
  2. pp. 135-158
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  1. Chapter 10. Prove It or Lose It
  2. pp. 159-214
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  1. Chapter 11. The Final Step
  2. pp. 215-224
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  1. Chapter 12. Duty to Assist
  2. pp. 225-232
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  1. Chapter 13. Doctrine of Reasonable Doubt
  2. pp. 233-246
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  1. Appendix A: Glossary of Abbreviations
  2. pp. 247-250
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  1. Appendix B: Glossary of Definitions
  2. pp. 251-258
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  1. Appendix C: Survival Rules
  2. pp. 259-262
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  1. Appendix D: Table of Authority
  2. pp. 263-266
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 267-272
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 273-282
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 283
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781597973137
Related ISBN
9781597970518
MARC Record
OCLC
966765438
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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