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VETERANS DISABILITY BENEFITS LAW

Joe Whitcomb

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Many veterans are eligible for disability compensation for diseases that are associated with Agent Orange Exposure, which is an herbicide that was used during the Vietnam War. Statistics estimate that more than 100,000 veterans were exposed to herbicides while in Vietnam.

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An increasing number of veterans experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD as it is commonly known.  PTSD occurs after a traumatic event. The Rand Corporation reported that in 2008 over 300,000 veterans were afflicted with PTSD. In addition to veterans, other individuals who are at risk...

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Every individual or business facing a legal issue confronts the question of whether or not to hire an attorney. Whether in civil or criminal cases,  the hiring of an attorney is a choice. You can pay to hire an attorney or appear as a pro se litigant. Pro se is a latin phrase meaning “for...

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Florida is an interesting state, known for its oppressive heat, alligators, retiree population, and interesting (and sometimes just plain strange) news stories.  This month proved no exception as two interesting stories related to veterans disability claims came out of the state.  A good...

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Have you seen the new veterans memorial? There are many famous war memorials around the U.S. that pay homage to the brave men and women who have served our country.  These memorials are visited by students, soldiers, veterans, and other U.S. citizens on a daily basis.  They are powerful...

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What do Social Security records have to do with VA benefits? Recently, a Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) judge decided a case involving the relevance of Social Security records for a veterans’ disability claims.  The case does not have precedential value, as a single judge made the...

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Did you know that the proper spelling of Veterans Day does not include an apostrophe?  The apostrophe is left off because it is a day that honors veterans, not one that belongs to them.  The Department of Veterans Affairs explains this common spelling error and number of other FAQs about the...

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The Inspector General's Recommendations  for the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs was recently released. Many able bodied and disabled veterans utilize the VA Health Care System for their medical needs.  As we’ve reported in previous blogs, the system has been the subject of multiple scandals in...

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Can Same Sex Couples Get VA Benefits? Under certain circumstances, spouses and children of disabled or deceased veterans are entitled to benefits.  Recently, an issue has arisen over what constitutes a “spouse” for benefits purposes.  More specifically, can a same-sex spouse claim benefits?...

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