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VETERANS DISABILITY BENEFITS LAW

What exactly is the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) Disability Compensation?   VA Disability Compensation is a tax-free monthly payment made to veterans who experienced some form of a disability as a result of their time in service. Payments are made on the 1st of every month.

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 Has your VA disability worsened? Should you file for an increase?  Many veterans face these questions after fighting with the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA fo)r years to obtain benefits. Hopefully this post adds some clarity to the matter.

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With a lot of fanfare and happy stakeholders looking on, President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum at the recent AMVETS[1] conference in Kentucky that aims to expedite the process for 100 percent disabled veterans or those veterans who have been identified as totally disabled based on...

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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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“There has to be some understandings. You don't give five-month prescriptions. You don't schedule two-month appointments. You don't change medications over the phone. I wouldn't change them over the phone.”

                          Dr. Dondershine in testimony in Sgt. Lawkowski’s suit against...

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Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?

Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

How to Connect With a Responder
Call
1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

 

Text 838255
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If you’re reading this article, you probably already know that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration presumes that Vietnam veterans have been exposed to herbicides containing high levels of dioxins, like Agent Orange. 38 C.F.R. § 3.307 (a) (6) (i), an...

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In applying for disability compensation with the Veterans Affairs, veterans of the Vietnam War are entitled to various “presumptions.” A presumption in this context simply means that the veteran need not present evidence showing certain required elements of a claim. Those elements are already...

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When a U.S. servicemember leaves the armed forces, he or she is presented with a form called a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. The DD-214 is colloquially referred to as a veteran’s “discharge” or “discharge papers.” There are several types of discharge, generally...

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