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.
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
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.
Very informative and well done CLE.
Excellent and clear presentation.
Very compelling, far more so than I had anticipated!
As a military retiree- he did a great job.
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.
comprehensive and thorough
Not my area of practice, but the information was well presented and easy to understand.
VERY WELL DONE
This course was well-assembled, organized and concise. Thank you.
Excellent and inspiring
Very impressive presenter
Well structured, logical format.
So much information that I did not know about.
This was an excellent program!
Very good course.
A really fine introductory course. I could've listened to Mr. Gang for hours. Fine job.
Excellent presentation. Well worth watching.
Interesting topic. I have recently been exposed to a veterans' group and was curious. This was a helpful program.
overall good information
Very good overview presentation.
Glad someone is looking out for veterans!
presenter was a great speaker!
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.
Best of the group
I'm a service-connected disabled veteran. Thank you!
Eric Gang was very knowledgeable and informative and gave a great presentation.
This was a great and clear speaker who gave us a great overview of the subject matter.
Excellent presenter and thorough job on the subject. Well done.
As a veteran, I really liked everything about this course. It was great information!
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!
I would like to see this turn into a comprehensive series.
great presented, knowledgeable and well prepared.
Wonderful lecturer and very important and interesting material. I would like to watch more CLEs by this lecturer.
Very well done
First time I have taken one of your courses; superb, thank you,
Excellent presentation and very important subject matter.
This was an excellent presentation.
Excellent introduction with seamless updating.
Eric Gang was excellent. Knowledgeable and interesting!
This was really well laid out. Good job.
Teacher was one of best I've heard.Very organized and good speaker.
This course provided a concise and well-organized introduction to this area of law. Speaker provided helpful examples.
Faculty, Eric Gang, was excellent.
This was very informative and helpful. Thank you very much!
Really comprehensive overview, well-organized and clear. Thank you. USNR CDR (ret)
Great course. Very Interesting. Interesting and knowledgeable instructor.
Clear presentation. Good slides too. Thank you
best veterans class i have ever taken
Very good course
Excellent presentation. Thank you for the work you do for our veterans.
Interesting client stories
Excellent overview! One of the best modules I've done so far
Very informative and provided much needed background and history to understand the needs of veterans. Thank you!
The topic was presented quite well and comprehensively for a 1 hour presentation.
This speaker was very good
Very informative and worthwhile class.
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.
Informative, thorough, and excellent. Well done!
Excellent and very informative!
very informed presenter.
very thorough and well presented
Outstanding speaker; clearest presentation I have ever heard of a topic.
Great presentation! Very informative and extremely useful. The presenter was excellent!
Fantastic presentation. I learned so much! Thank you!
Excellent job laying out the ins and outs of VA disability issues
I just recommended Lawline to two lawyer friends today.
Another wonderful presenter and admirable lawyer. Excellent!
Great course, well presented, speaker was knowledgeable about the subject matter.
A very informative presentation.
This was a great course. Should do more along the lines of Veterans, disability, and Military courses.
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.
Forrest Gump presentation and explanation was outstanding!
Thank You for the downloadable materials!
Speaker was excellent
Excellent introduction to VA claims. Excellent presentation
Great presentation and great overview!
This should have been expanded to a two credit course
I am very interested in the subject matter and greatly enjoyed the presentation. Speaker was excellent.
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.
One of the best courses I've taken. Wish more time were allotted.
Eric Gang is one of your best speakers.
The presenter was organized and a good teacher.
Excellent topic and excellent presentation!
Good war stories.
new subject, interesting, some lingering questions, like retroactive benefits for disabled vet?
Hooah and thank you
Very thorough appearing introduction to VA disability. Good materials.
Thank you for covering this topic.
clear, relevant and well presented
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.
The presenter was exceptionally well versed in VA claims and appeals. His outline was clear and pithy.
Outstanding speaker and interesting topic. Speaker explained the main points so that accessible to lay person.
Very clear and very interesting presentation
This was an excellent overview of VA Disability Compensation benefits. It is clearly presented with good accompanying course work materials
Excellent overview to this unusual topic rarely covered in CLE.
would be good for longer presentation too
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