On August 17, 2012, The Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Hillyard v. Shinseki upholding the validity of limiting a claimant to one CUE motion on a prior final Board of Veteran Appeals decision. The decision can be accessed at http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/images/stories/opinions-orders/11-7157.pdf. CUE claims are an important vehicle for Veterans to address matters already subject to a final decision, as well as obtaining an earlier effective date of award for Veteran disability compensation. The opinion stresses the importance for Veterans to raise all issues in a single CUE claim.
VA Benefits NewsFebruary 10, 2016
Previously, I had blogged about an April 23, 2015 decision from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claim (CAVC) in Gray v. McDonald. In Gray, the CAVC had remanded because the Department of Veterans...