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Joe Whitcomb

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How Can September 11th Bring Good News For Veterans? This year marked the 13th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.  The nation’s healing process is incremental, year by year.  It is a date that will never be forgotten but every year it produces a...

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Is it possible to get a Service Connected Disability for  Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?  PTSD is  defined by Mayo clinic as “a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe...

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims (CAVC) is the court of last resort for many veterans with claims who have been denied.  In the context of veterans’ disability claims, the term “CAVC” comes up a lot.  It is a reference to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims.  The CAVC is...

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What is Veterans' Choice? In prior blogs, we noted that Congress recently authorized up to $15 billion in expenditures through the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. The Act is designed to improve existing care and to improve veterans’ access to health care when care from...

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On August 7th, the Congressional Budget Office (“CBO”) released its report of proposed policy changes that would modify the Veterans Affairs’ (“VA”) disability compensation program. The VA, through the Veterans Benefits Administration (“VBA”), compensates U.S. veterans for medical conditions or...

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Will the New Law Help the VA Healthcare System? It’s here; it has arrived.  We finally have some positive news related to the Department of Veterans Affairs, which has been facing criticized heavily for deception related to VA healthcare and veterans disability claims.  Congress has finally...

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Can you get Cancer from Agent Orange? Ken Moore is a Vietnam Veteran who was exposed to Agent Orange during his service.  Today, he suffers from cancer in addition to heart and lung problems, and he is unable to walk or speak.  With the assistance of his wife, Judy, Ken applied for veterans...

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Will the VA Fairly Hear Your Disability Claim? A recent veterans disability article noted that many veterans don’t apply for disability because they are unaware of the benefits or incorrectly believe their injury isn't severe enough to qualify.  If you have a service-related injury, the...

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Is the VA at it again?  The Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group blog has been covering the seemingly neverending news about scandals at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  It started with reports of forged paperwork regarding the length of time those receiving VA medical benefits waited...

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What's involved in appealing a Veterans disability decision? Filing a claim for veterans disability benefits can be a long and exhausting process.  There are multiple steps along the way and the time it takes to get benefits ranges from months to years, depending on particular circumstances and...

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