Bettie M. Hemphill, Petitioner/appellant, v. Edward J. Derwinski, Secretary of Veterans Affairs,respondent/appellee, 937 F.2d 624 (Fed. Cir. 1991)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - 937 F.2d 624 (Fed. Cir. 1991) June 14, 1991

Before RICH, MICHEL and CLEVENGER, Circuit Judges.



Hemphill appeals from the June 27, 1990 Order of the United States Court of Veterans Appeals (CVA), Docket No. 90-302, dismissing her appeal for lack of jurisdiction. We affirm.


In her brief to this court, Hemphill discusses only the merits of her appeal, and does not address the jurisdictional issue nor contest the CVA's finding that her Notice of Disagreement (NOD) was filed on September 8, 1988. Section 402 of the Veterans' Judicial Review Act (VJRA), Pub. L. No. 100-687, 102 Stat. 4122 (1988) provides the CVA with jurisdiction only over those appeals wherein a NOD was filed after the date of enactment of the VJRA, November 18, 1988. Thus, we find no error in the CVA's conclusion that it lacked jurisdiction over Hemphill's appeal.