2021 Veterans Affairs Update

July 30, 2021

Join Doug Rosinksi and Mike Polk for a special seminar geared specifically to address all the topics listed in 38 C.F.R. Section 14.629(b)(1)(iv) for the 3-hour attorney accreditation requirement to occur once every two years to represent veterans before the V.A. In addition, the session will address other topics of particular interest to attorneys handling appeals of denied veteran benefit claims and attorneys handling family and probate matters for veterans and their families. 


This seminar is intermediate level. 

This program qualifies for 3.0 MCLE

SC Supreme Commission on CLE Course # 217155


Registration Fees

CLE Big Ticket
Member Registration
Non-member Registration
SC Certified Paralegal
Price Description Amount



NameOrganizationSpeaking At
Douglas Rosinski
Douglas J Rosinski Esq 
Michael Polk
Belser & Belser, PA 


Continuing Education


8:30 a.m. Registration

8:55 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. Fundamentals

Douglas J. Rosinski

· Basic eligibility for VA benefits

· Disability compensation (38 U.S.C. Chapter 11)

· Dependency and indemnity compensation (38 U.S.C. Chapter 13)

· Pension (38 U.S.C. Chapter 15)

· Representation before VA

· Claims procedures

· Making the record

· Notice of decision

· Right to appeal

· Appeal options

· Resolution of pending claims upon death

o Substitution

o Accrued benefits

· Fees

10:00 a.m. Appeals for Advocates

Douglas J. Rosinski

· Overview

· The Board

o Dockets

o Additional Evidence

o Relief

· The Court

o The Record

o Relief

o Argument(s)

o Briefing

o Remands

o Reversals

o Fees

· Article III Appeals

11:00 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. Family & Probate Issues

Michael J. Polk, Belser & Belser, PA

· VA “fiduciary” program

· VA benefit apportionment

· Divorce/child support

· Survivor benefits

12: 15 p.m. Adjourn