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VETERANS DISABILITY BENEFITS LAW

Joe Whitcomb

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When a veteran files a disability claim with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, it is often a wise idea to supplement this claim with a “buddy statement” or “statement in support of claim” that substantiates the type of event that caused the veteran’s disability as well as where the event...

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Hearing loss and blindness are disabilities that many Veterans suffer from and for which they deserve compensation through benefits.  A large number of veterans experience hearing loss and tinnitus or ringing in the ears. Other veterans experience vision loss or other eye-related problems. For...

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Congress has enacted many laws and statutes that protect servicemembers' rights including rights related to employment. It is simply unacceptable to serve your country and then come back from duty and have no job.To remedy that problem, Congress passed the Uniformed Services Employment and...

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The Veteran’s Affairs Office diagnoses many veterans with personality disorders. A personality disorder, however, is not a recognized disability by the Veteran’s Affairs Office. In situations where a veteran’s behavior becomes abnormal or erratic, military physicians often diagnose a veteran...

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If the Veteran’s Affairs Office sends a veteran a request for additional information to support a claim or a more detailed explanation of an element in a person’s claim, the veteran file a Statement in Support of Claim or VA-Form 21-4138. These statements frequently include or describe the...

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A Decision Review Officer (DRO) is an employee of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs who review certain types of appeals concerning veterans’ disability benefits.

Obtaining a DRO review is much faster than appeal to the Bureau of Veterans Affairs. In handling a decision review officer hearing,...

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Many  veterans experience conditions that significantly interfere with work but do not satisfy the Veterans’ Affairs definition of 100 percent disability. In these cases, Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) or Individual Unemployability (IU) claims provide the same types...

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The VA Compensation Pension Exam is a routine part of the Veteran’s Administration claims process. In some cases, individuals who have more than one injury or illness might even need to attend a Compensation and Pension Exam for each individual health condition.

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In March of 2017, the Government Accountability Office released a report titled “VA Disability Benefits: Additional Planning Would Enhance Efforts to Improve the Timelines of Appeals Decisions”. This report addresses the Veteran Administration efforts to reform the appeals process by focusing on...

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