Be the first to like this
If the pertinent prerequisite fact had to exist in order to file a petition or application in the first place; then if it is found to have existed in reality at time of filing; such fact may be proven by evidence that was not previously introduced whether or not that particular evidence existed or not. The foregoing describes the “nuts and bolts” of the concept of “eligibility at time of filing”. However, when a fact merely needs to be proven by the time of final adjudication; the existence of proof of that fact existing at time of filing becomes immaterial to the outcome of the case. The latter part of that discussion describes the “nuts and bolts” of the concept of “eligibility at time of final adjudication”.