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VETERANS DISABILITY BENEFITS LAW

Statistics from the National Institute of Corrections reveal that veterans represent 9 out of every 100 individuals in jails or prison in the United States. Many individuals are not aware that veterans can still apply for Veteran’s Administration benefits while incarcerated. This article will...

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Military Sexual Trauma (MST) is an unfortunate occurrence. Unfortunately, many veterans who experienced this type of trauma are often too afraid of retaliation to report the incident. Fortunately, the  U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) understands that MST occurs and that too often individuals...

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David S. Eicher served in the Army from July 1987 to September 1993 and from April 1998 to February 2011. During his time, he served in both the Gulf War and Afghanistan. Before leaving service, Mr. Eicher applied to use his Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits under Chapter 30 (Montgomery...

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Between August 1990 to February 1991, 700,000 soldiers were deployed to the Persian Gulf and may have been exposed to toxins that manifested in an illness referred to as Gulf Way Syndrome. In 1994, the federal government funded research on illnesses associated with veterans who had served in the...

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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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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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