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Veterans are being cheated out of important education benefits by greedy, unscrupulous schools who take their money and then don't deliver on their promises. On April 24, 2015, Corinthian Colleges shockingly announced it would close the very next day. Less than two week later it filed for...

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One of the most contested issues in VA disability claims revolves around the effective date of a disability. Many veterans believe that because their current disability is directly caused by an in-service event or occurrence, the effective date of their disability claim should be the day after...

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Some veterans are unaware that they may reopen a disability compensation claim that has been denied by the Department of Veteran Affairs. In this blog post, I will explain to you what you need to reopen a previously denied claim.

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Many veterans know that they are entitled to service connection for disabilities due to injuries incurred while they were in service. What some may not know, is that it’s possible to receive service connection for additional disabilities that are either caused or proximately due to their service...

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On February 15, 2018, the Veterans Affairs (VA) published in the Federal Register a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) notice. The VA is required to notify Veterans of COLA  by the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2017, P.L. 115–75. The law requires an increase in rates when...

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In a recent decision, King v. Shulkin, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) ruled that the Board of Veterans Claims (Board) cannot deny a veteran an extraschedular rating simply because there are higher schedular ratings available for more severe symptoms.

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Should you participate in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ new Rapid Appeals Modernization  Program (RAMP)?  In August 2017, the President signed into law, a new decision review process that proposes to provide a more “streamlined” review of VA disability claim decisions. The VA has recently...

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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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