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Category Archives: VA Service Connected Compensation

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VA Claims New Program Will Give Service Members a VA Disability Decision the Day After Discharge

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In a VA press release, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports that it has redesigned the Benefits Delivery at Discharge program in a way that will allow active duty service members to get VA disability decision as soon as the day after their discharge.  The redesigned program went into effect October 1. VA stated […]

VA’s St. Petersburg, FL Regional Office Cancels Hearings Due to Hurricane Irma

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VA issued the following letter addressing cancellations at the St. Pete RO due to Hurricane Irma: September 8, 2017 The St. Petersburg RO reports: With a focus on safety the St. Petersburg Regional Office cancelled all BVA, DRO and non-appeal hearings through Tuesday, September 12, 2017.  All Veterans, representatives as well as the BVA judges […]

Sleep Apnea & VA Service-Connected Compensation

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Sleep Apnea is a very complex medical issue that impacts many military veterans.  Unfortunately, it is not simple to prove that sleep apnea is related to your military service, and the VA denies many sleep apnea claims for service-connected disability compensation.  Any veteran pursuit a sleep apnea VA disability claim should be ready for the […]

How does VA Decide the Effective Date of A Veteran’s Service Connected Disability CompensationClaim?

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How far back will VA back pay go? Question:  How does the VA Decide How Far Back My Retroactive VA Disability Payments Will Go? So you are a veteran and you just received a Rating Decision granting you service connection for a disability from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (the VA). Chances are you […]

Veteran Online Shopping Benefit – A Winner on Two Fronts

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As of July 21, 2017, the only veterans permitted to shop at military Exchange stores are retirees.  However, this coming Veterans Day, November 11, 2017, will mark the beginning of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Veteran Online Shopping Benefit (VOSB).  The VOSB allows veterans who were Honorably discharged or discharged Under Honorable Conditions to shop […]

What is a “Presumptive” service-connected claim?

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Let’s start with the basics of “service-connection” Normally, to prove a claim for service connected compensation, a veteran must give the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical evidence or, in certain circumstances, lay (non-expert) evidence of each of the following: a current disability – meaning some current medical condition that impacts you; an in-service event […]

Burn Pits: The Post 9/11 Generation’s Agent Orange?

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Military Burn Pit Other than our veterans, few Americans know about them, but the lasting effects that the smoldering trash-heaps known as “burn pits” will have on our modern warriors will likely extend far beyond the putrid stench that is permanently ingrained in their uniforms, protective gear, and memories. If you are an Operation Iraqi […]

New VA Email to Vets About C&P Exams Says Nothing Useful!

V.A. to Vets:  Standby…We Will Get You an Examination Sometime…Maybe VA email to veterans leads the vet to believe that a Compensation & Pension exam is going to be scheduled…but it contains no real information VA’s latest tactic in trying to placate veterans is ending an email about VA examinations in their disability compensation claim.  […]

Can Veterans Get Temporary 100% Compensation Rating While a TDIU Application Is Pending?

The Problem:  Waiting for VA to Process a TDIU Application When Another Agency Already Found You Disabled We are often asked whether the VA has to assign a Temporary 100% Service-Connected Disability Rating while the VA is processing a veteran’s application for Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU).  This often comes up when another […]

TDIU: Learn More About Winning Your VA Unemployability Claim

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TDIU – Get 100% VA Compensation if you cannot work If you cannot work because of medical conditions that were caused by your military service, you may be entitled to 100% VA service-connected compensation for Total Disability based on Individual Unemployabilitity (often abbreviated TDIU or I.U.).  You may get TDIU even if your conditions are […]

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