Bloomberg Law
Feb. 22, 2022, 2:41 PM

Veterans’ Disability Benefits Dispute Gets Supreme Court Look

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether veterans can get around a one-year filing deadline for disability benefits, or whether courts are barred from considering any deviation from the strict rule.

The justices agreed on Tuesday to resolve the dispute that dividedthe full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Petitioner U.S. Navy veteran Adolfo Arellano said resolving the issue “is important to tens of thousands of current and future military veterans” whose service-related mental and physical disabilities can make it difficult to meet the one-year deadline.

The Federal Circuit split 6-6 on whether 38 U.S.C. § 5110(b)(1)'s ...

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