See Jackson v. Shinseki, 26 Vet.App. 460 (2014), rev’d, Jackson v. McDonald, ___ F. App’x ___, No. 2014-7088 (Fed. Cir. June 2, 2015).
Jackson v. McDonald, docket no. 12-0738 (August 11, 2015) (order)
ATTORNEY FEE, ACCRUED BENEFITS
HELD: This precedential order implements the Federal Circuit’s reversal of a prior CAVC decision that held that an attorney was not entitled to a fee where the veteran/client died before the Regional Office implemented a favorable Board decision and where the veteran’s surviving spouse was subsequently awarded accrued benefits without signing a fee agreement and without having filed an appeal.
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