Supreme Court rules on time limits governing veterans' disability claims

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday ruled [opinion, PDF] 8-0 in Henderson v. Shinseki [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] that the 120-day statute of limitations for challenging a denial of veteran’s benefits is not jurisdictional. In its decision, the court overruled the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which had affirmed [opinion, PDF] the holding of the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims that the 120-day period was…

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