Fed. Circ. Weighs If VA Appeals Ripe For Review

Law360 (November 4, 2020, 8:23 PM EST) -- Federal Circuit judges seemed skeptical Wednesday that several combined veterans' suits over decisions about government benefits are at a point where the circuit court can order the Department of Veterans Affairs to get their cases moving.

The veterans are appealing VA decisions affecting their eligibility for benefits due to service-related disabilities that have caused them to be unemployable, and additionally in one individual's case the fact the VA is still taking years to make a determination. That veteran claims he's retroactively owed $60,000, based on the findings of a Yale University legal clinic.

But the VA, represented both by its own counsel and the U.S....

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