Chad H. Lennon
·3 min read
In a 2021 class-action lawsuit of Beaudette v. McDonough, brought by the National Veterans’ Legal Services Program, or NVLSP, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, or CAVC, opened the door for individuals denied access to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers, or CAFC, to appeal their denials to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
Previously, the VA stated this program was not appealable to the judiciary. However, in Beaudette, the court ruled the judicial review is now available for program denials. Those veterans who were denied in the past should have received notification from the VA stating they may now seek an appeal. READ MORE...