Obtaining Disability Compensation Benefits for Disabled Military Veterans (Update)

(2140 Ratings)

Produced on: October 26, 2015

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Veterans who have returned from military service can develop physical, mental, and emotional problems that manifest many years down the road. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) provides compensation benefits to such individuals whose disabilities were incurred in or aggravated during active military, naval, or air service under 38 U.S.C. § 1110. Join attorney Eric Gang in this introductory course that explains how a veteran can qualify for these benefits. Mr. Gang discusses in detail the criterion used by the VA to assess the validity of a claim. He reviews the various challenges that exist in proving that the injury was incurred during military service. Mr. Gang also reviews the special rules and exceptions that apply (such as for combat veterans). This is a must-see introductory course for learning about how to obtain disability benefits for veteran clients.

 

Learning Objectives:

I.   Summarize the disability compensation criteria

II.  Identify how to achieve Veteran status

III. Discuss current disability

IV. Describe the requirement of “during period of active duty”

V.  Recognize a nexus with service

 

Faculty

Eric Gang

Gang & Associates, LLC

Eric has been in the private practice of law since 1998. He is the founding member of Gang & Associates, LLC, Veterans Disability Lawyers, a law firm that represents veterans worldwide in their appeals for VA disability benefits.  He maintains offices in New York City and New Jersey.  

Eric graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law (Newark, New Jersey), where he served on the Legislative Law Journal.  

Eric is licensed to practice law in all New Jersey state courts; the Federal District Court, District of New Jersey; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. In addition, Eric is an accredited representative with the Department of Veterans Affairs.  

Eric’s past and current affiliations include membership in the National Organization of Veterans Advocates, the CAVC Bar Association, the Veterans and Military sections of the Federal Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association.  Eric has also served as a member of the American Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers Association.  

Eric is a frequent speaker and lecturer in the area of veterans’ disability law.  He is a faculty member at LawLine.com, where he teaches continuing legal education courses in the area of veterans’ disability law. In addition, Eric is also a lecturer for the National Business Institute (NBI), a national provider of continuing education services, where he teaches about veterans’ issues.  He has lectured for the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and is a contributor on veterans’ issues for WRNJ radio.  

He has co-authored two books published by NBI on veterans’ benefits and funding long-term care.  His published work has also appeared in The Federal Lawyer magazine, and his work for veterans has been mentioned in media outlets across the country.

Eric is the founder and executive director of the Disabled Veterans Resource Center, Inc., a nonprofit veterans’ advocacy group.

Reviews

KH
Kimberly H.

Excellent overview!

PB
Peter B.

Remarkably capable speaker, thank you.

SH
Stephen H.

good topic and presenter

TD
Tom D.

Helpful presentation.

DB
Donald B.

Excellent

AL
Alan L.

Good presentation

FM
Frederick M.

EXCELLENT

ML
Mary L.

Very informative and well done CLE.

JD
James B. D.

Excellent and clear presentation.

RG
Ruth G.

Very compelling, far more so than I had anticipated!

TM
Thomas M.

As a military retiree- he did a great job.

JK
Jerry K.

excellent presentation.

ML
Michael J. L.

As a Vietnam Veteran myself, with a couple of the diseases for which there is a service connected presumption, I found the presentation very interesting.

JB
Jonathan B.

comprehensive and thorough

MG
Mark G.

EXCELLENT

MM
Mark M.

Great program

SM
Shelley M.

Not my area of practice, but the information was well presented and easy to understand.

MH
Michael H.

VERY WELL DONE

PB
Pietro B.

Very good

GH
george h.

This course was well-assembled, organized and concise. Thank you.

RP
Renee P.

Excellent and inspiring

JB
Jeffrey B.

good

JT
Jeffrey T.

Very impressive presenter

JG
John G.

Well structured, logical format.

BS
BENJAMIN S.

Great presentation.

BL
Barbara L.

Excellent! Informative!

KH
Kay H.

Excellent program.

LM
Louis M.

Informative

MD
Malcolm D.

So much information that I did not know about.

KT
Kimberly T.

Good

KJ
Kimberly J.

This was an excellent program!

CE
Corey E.

Thank you!

LK
Lawrence K.

Very good course.

MD
Michael D.

A really fine introductory course. I could've listened to Mr. Gang for hours. Fine job.

CB
carol b.

Excellent presentation. Well worth watching.

TG
Tom G.

Interesting topic. I have recently been exposed to a veterans' group and was curious. This was a helpful program.

MM
Mark M.

Excellent presentation!

VV
Virginia W V.

overall good information

CW
Charles W.

Very good overview presentation.

JR
Janice R.

Well given

JO
Jill O.

Glad someone is looking out for veterans!

RP
Rose Ann P.

presenter was a great speaker!

TT
thomas t.

crystal clear

BO
Brian O.

excellent program. He had to chose between doing an overall outline of what veterans attorneys do or delve into eligibility more specifically and he chose the later, which was fine. I would watch a different lecture by Mr. Gang if he has one. I knew nothing of Veterans Benefits going into this and now I have good base to build on.

TR
Timothy R.

Best of the group

LC
Laura C.

I'm a service-connected disabled veteran. Thank you!

TS
Teresa S.

Eric Gang was very knowledgeable and informative and gave a great presentation.

MP
Magin P.

This was a great and clear speaker who gave us a great overview of the subject matter.

JC
james c.

Excellent presenter and thorough job on the subject. Well done.

RB
Randal B.

As a veteran, I really liked everything about this course. It was great information!

JS
jon s.

Mr. Eric Gang exhibited broad depth of knowledge coupled with a humanistic desire to assist his clients. His attitude is reflected (naturally) by his CLE talk. Keep up the good work!

MV
Michael V.

worthwhile

DM
Danisha M.

I would like to see this turn into a comprehensive series.

SD
Scott D.

great presented, knowledgeable and well prepared.

SG
Sarah G.

Wonderful lecturer and very important and interesting material. I would like to watch more CLEs by this lecturer.

JC
Jeannie c.

Very well done

RS
Ron S.

First time I have taken one of your courses; superb, thank you,

DB
Derek B.

Excellent overview.

LW
Lawrence W.

Great lecture

RD
Robert D.

Excellent presentation and very important subject matter.

BB
Balon B.

This was an excellent presentation.

RG
Robert G.

Great presentation

TL
Theodore L.

Excellent introduction with seamless updating.

MK
mklaw2004@gmail.com K.

Eric Gang was excellent. Knowledgeable and interesting!

MS
Michael S.

This was really well laid out. Good job.

TF
Thomas F.

WELL DONE

CL
Cathy L.

Teacher was one of best I've heard.Very organized and good speaker.

WA
william a.

Articulate; concise!!!

RM
Retha M.

This course provided a concise and well-organized introduction to this area of law. Speaker provided helpful examples.

KR
Karen R.

Faculty, Eric Gang, was excellent.

LD
Linda D.

This was very informative and helpful. Thank you very much!

CM
Cynthia M.

Really comprehensive overview, well-organized and clear. Thank you. USNR CDR (ret)

EC
Eddy C.

Interesting.

WT
Walter T.

Thanks.

GR
Gary R.

very informative

JR
Joan R.

Great speaker!

KR
Katherine R.

Great program!

JH
Joel H.

Great course. Very Interesting. Interesting and knowledgeable instructor.

RW
Robert W.

Clear presentation. Good slides too. Thank you

DF
David F.

Outstanding presentation.

CM
Cam M.

great

MB
Marjorie B.

best veterans class i have ever taken

RC
Rhonda C.

Excellent

JW
Jennie W.

Very good course

PS
Paul S.

Outstanding presentation!

MK
Mark K.

excellent primer

JN
John N.

Excellent presentation. Thank you for the work you do for our veterans.

AS
Abigail S.

Interesting client stories

MH
Michelle H.

Excellent overview! One of the best modules I've done so far

LE
Lisa E.

Very informative and provided much needed background and history to understand the needs of veterans. Thank you!

JF
Jack F.

The topic was presented quite well and comprehensively for a 1 hour presentation.

MS
Morgan E. S.

This speaker was very good

CM
Catherine M.

interesting

TA
Thomas A.

Very informative and worthwhile class.

EF
Elizabeth F.

Excellent

TA
Tasneem A.

excellent presenter.

SS
Steve S.

Excellent

DH
Dirck H.

My father is a Vietnam vet who complained for years that Agent Orange caused his Type II diabetes. Had i know n then what the speaker shared today- years of dad's suffering could have been alleviated much earlier. Many thanks.

DS
Dennis S.

outstanding speaker

AB
Adria B.

Informative, thorough, and excellent. Well done!

BG
Brenda J. G.

Excellent and very informative!

NK
Nancy K.

Excellent !!!

AM
Anthony M.

Well done.

LB
Larry B.

Excellent presentation.

BC
Brian C.

Excellent speaker

LS
Laura S.

very informed presenter.

PL
Patricia L.

very thorough and well presented

JK
John K.

Outstanding speaker; clearest presentation I have ever heard of a topic.

CC
Catherine A. C.

Great presentation! Very informative and extremely useful. The presenter was excellent!

JC
Julie C.

Fantastic presentation. I learned so much! Thank you!

RM
Robert M.

Excellent job laying out the ins and outs of VA disability issues

CB
Catherine B.

I just recommended Lawline to two lawyer friends today.

VJ
Virginia J.

Another wonderful presenter and admirable lawyer. Excellent!

KU
Kristina U.

Great course, well presented, speaker was knowledgeable about the subject matter.

SB
Steven B.

A very informative presentation.

CC
Christopher C.

This was a great course. Should do more along the lines of Veterans, disability, and Military courses.

MF
Mark F.

Excellent

CC
Candice C.

One of the best presentations I've had. This was very well done and I would love to see additional or "next steps" on this topic.

RK
Robert K.

excellent presentation

GC
Gerald C.

good review

AM
Ana M. M.

Forrest Gump presentation and explanation was outstanding!

SM
Scott M.

Thank You for the downloadable materials!

JG
Joseph G.

Great Class.

MC
Michael C.

Speaker was excellent

JT
James T.

Very good.

DS
Donald S.

Excellent introduction to VA claims. Excellent presentation

EC
Edward C.

Great presentation and great overview!

JF
John S. F.

This should have been expanded to a two credit course

DW
David W.

excellent presentation

DW
Deborah W.

I am very interested in the subject matter and greatly enjoyed the presentation. Speaker was excellent.

GR
Guy R.

I work for the VA and this guy really knew his material well. Great to have someone of his caliber out there advocating for veterans. I am a veteran myself.

JM
Judith M.

One of the best courses I've taken. Wish more time were allotted.

JB
John B.

Great information!

JF
Jeffrey F.

Eric Gang is one of your best speakers.

IK
Ivan K.

The presenter was organized and a good teacher.

PN
Paula N.

Well done.

TG
Tory G.

Excellent topic and excellent presentation!

LD
Leslie D.

Good war stories.

TM
Thomas B. M.

Excellent presentation

JC
Joshua C.

new subject, interesting, some lingering questions, like retroactive benefits for disabled vet?

AS
Anthony S.

Hooah and thank you

KK
Kathryn K.

Very thorough appearing introduction to VA disability. Good materials.

EZ
Elizabeth Z.

Thank you for covering this topic.

LH
Linda H.

clear, relevant and well presented

GF
Gail F.

I am volunteering with my Vets in my capacity as an RN and ATTY. The more I learn, the better I can guide and assit.

RB
Russell B.

The presenter was exceptionally well versed in VA claims and appeals. His outline was clear and pithy.

AM
Anthony M.

Outstanding speaker and interesting topic. Speaker explained the main points so that accessible to lay person.

MC
Melanie C.

Very clear and very interesting presentation

LD
Louis D.

This was an excellent overview of VA Disability Compensation benefits. It is clearly presented with good accompanying course work materials

TH
Timothy H.

useful info

JH
Jackie H.

Excellent overview to this unusual topic rarely covered in CLE.

LK
Lynne K.

Great presenter.

KH
Kelly H.

great

MS
Melanie S.

would be good for longer presentation too

KH
Keith H.

great

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