This program, presented by veteran and former Veterans Affairs (VA) attorney Tom Kniffen, will address the basic legal concepts that pertain to obtaining disability compensation benefits from VA. The primary focus will be VA disability compensation benefits, including a discussion of the basic requirements for service connection and statutory amounts of monthly benefits. Mr. Kniffen will also address VA healthcare benefits and pension benefits. He will conclude by explaining the basic requirements for attorneys who want to represent veterans at VA and before the CAVC.
Tom Kniffen is a veteran. He is a former Judge Advocate with the United States Air Force. Tom worked as an appellate attorney for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs [VA], defending VA before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims [CAVC], and as Section Chief of the VA Compensation Service Regulatory Affairs Office, from 1999 – 2015. In both positions, his responsibilities focused upon VA benefits. Since 2015 when he founded his law firm, www.kniffenlaw.com, Tom has represented veterans and their dependents before CAVC, the United State Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and VA at the Agency Level.
There was a great introductory course into the morass that is the VA.
Low key presentation conducive to learning. Excellent!
Really thorough presentation.
Awesome introduction to VA disability issues.
I was hoping for more information.
An excellent course.
great presentation for attorneys to get updated on VA benefits!
Good resource for veterans benefits
Niche topic. Well presented and interesting b
Excellent class outlining the basics. Would highly recommend.