This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a veterans case. Here is the introduction to the opinion.

Giles v. McDonough (Precedential)

David M. Giles appeals from the final decision of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (“Veterans Court”), which rejected his request for an earlier effective date for the compensation he receives from the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) for his service-connected chronic bipolar disorder with psychosis. Giles v. Wilkie, No. 17-3924, 2019 WL 3422606, at *1 (Vet. App. July 30, 2019). For the reasons set forth below, we affirm.