A Comprehensive Collection of
Materials Relating to the Veterans
Benefits Adjudication Process
Law Review Articles
Major legislation affecting the veterans benefits system is usually preceded by
hearings in either or both of the congressional veterans affairs committees.
In the two decades since judicial review was enacted, relatively few scholarly
articles have been written in the area of veterans law, and most are by law students
or practitioners rather than law professors. For a list, click here.
Each February, when the Administration releases its proposed budget, several major
veterans organizations -- AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans
of America, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States -- release a very
detailed proposed budget for VA called "The Independent Budget for the Department
of Veterans Affairs." These organizations have also released "Critical Issues" reports
a few months in advance. These documents cover the entire spectrum of VA
issues, and usually include significant commentary and proposals related to the VA
It would be difficult to list all the books on veterans benefits. For a list of a few
selected books on the system and the history of veterans benefits, click here.
The Independent Budget
CAVC Judicial Conferences
Every other year, the CAVC holds a judicial conference where court staff, VA
personnel, and veterans law practitioners meet to discuss current issues and learn
more about the claims processing system. The transcripts of the these conferences
are excellent sources of detailed information about how various parts of the system
work and about the concerns of the system's stakeholders.
BVA Chairman's Annual Reports
By law, the Chairman of the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) must prepare a
report covering each fiscal year (FY). Aside from the Chairman's narrative
comments about the state of the VA system, the reports contain detailed statistical
information about the workload of the VA adjudication system. Copies of the
reports are available here.
● For a collection of Senate oversight and legislative hearings, click here.
● For a collection of House oversight and legislative hearings, click here.
For a collection of indexes to the conferences, click here.
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