Decision of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Veteran Court) affirming the decision of the Board of Veterans' Appeals denying petitioner's claim for service connection for post-traumatic stress disorder is affirmed as, the Veterans Court correctly interpreted 38 U.S.C. sections 5103A and 3.159(c) in holding that VA is not required to obtain disability records from SSA if VA determines, without review of the actual records, that there is no reasonable possibility that such records are relevant to the veteran's claim for VA disability compensation.
Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims
Decided January 4, 2010
Opinion by Moore, Circuit Judge
For Appellant: Sean A. Ravin
For Appellee: Steven M. Mager, US Department of Justice, Commercial Litigation Branch