Veterans Benefits

Pain Can Be a Disability

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16th Apr 2018

By: Susan Paczak The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has made an important decision about how a veteran can prove they are entitled to compensation for a service-connected disability. In Saunders v. Wilkie, the Court decided …

PRESIDENT’S BUDGET CUTS VETERANS BENEFITS

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6th Jun 2017

By: Susan Paczak The budget proposed by the President increases the VA’s budget by 6%, but it also proposes to cut unemployability benefits for many veterans. Veterans rated at least 60% and unable to work because of their service‑connected disabilities …

Filing a Notice of Disagreement with the VA

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26th Apr 2016

By: Susan Paczak Before March 24, 2015, if veterans want to appeal a Rating Decision they just had to send something in writing to VA saying that they were not satisfied with the decision and wanted to contest it. On …

Did You Serve with the 911th Aeromedical Evacuation or Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons or the 758th Airlift Squadron Between 1972-1982?

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25th Feb 2016

By: Susan Paczak If you served with one of these units from 1972-1982, you may qualify for VA Benefits. The VA now recognizes that if you operated, maintained, or served aboard a C-123 aircraft known to have sprayed Agent Orange- …

Veterans’ Survivors Benefits and the Disabled Child

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8th Sep 2015

How can a disabled child of a deceased military veteran receive the veteran’s Survival Benefits and still be eligible for Supplemental Security Income and other public benefits based upon financial need? Until now, a disabled child of a deceased veteran …

Did you drink the water at Lejeune?

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20th Aug 2015

In 2012 Congress passed a law recognizing that the water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated from August 1, 1953 to December 31, 1987. This law allowed the VA to pay for medical treatment for certain health problems caused by the …

Military Burn Pit Exposure

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18th Dec 2014

Many Iraq/Afghanistan veterans were exposed to toxic chemicals from burn pits. Burn pits were used to dispose of many items that gave off harmful chemicals when burned. These chemicals include some of the same chemicals found in Agent Orange. Veterans returning from Iraq/Afghanistan …

Treatment for Female Vets Lagging Behind

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30th Sep 2014

A new report released by the Disabled American Veterans reveals that female veterans are being seriously under served by the VA.  There are serious gaps in service in all areas of the VA:  health care, job training, housing, and social …

INCREASING YOUR BENEFITS WITH A CLAIM FOR UNEMPLOYABILITY

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18th Apr 2014

If you have a combined rating of 60% or higher you may be able to obtain a rating of 100% by showing that your service-connected disabilities keep you from working. This benefit is called total disability due to individual unemployability (TDIU). If …

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