Here is all that really counts:
The Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (“the Veterans Court”) set aside the DVA’s interpretation as unduly restrictive. Haas v. Nicholson, 20 Vet. App. 257 (2006). We hold that the agency’s requirement that a claimant have been present within the land borders of Vietnam at some point in the course of his duty constitutes a permissible interpretation of the statute and its implementing regulation, and we therefore reverse the judgment of the Veterans Court.
Read the entire decision:http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/dailylog.html, scroll down to the Haas vs Peake case.
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