Questions have flooded in since the MILITARY.COM article explaining that claims will not be backdated – made retroactive – and that new claims must be submitted. It certainly is confusing.
But there is hope. In 1989 the US District Court for Northern California issued its Nehmer decision, ordering the VA to take a retrospective view on claims, even if not yet submitted. We have been discussing pro bono assistance to return to that court for resolution on our very parallel situation.