One problem many veterans run into is that a problem they currently have may have had some presence, in one form or another, before they were in the military. There is some analogy to the medical insurance bar to insurance coverage for a preexisting condition. …
Many veterans may reasonably believe they are entitled to benefits based on an injury or disease incurred during National Guard duty but are quickly denied for not meeting the definition as a “veteran”. While veterans who serve for prolonged periods in the primary branches of…
Under Total Disability Individual Unemployability or TDIU, the VA pays 100% compensation to veterans who are unable to maintain substantially gainful employment either permanently or temporarily because of service-connected disabilities, even if their actual combined rating is less than 100%.
An important feature that most Veterans probably wouldn’t believe is that the VA is actually supposed to assist you whileapplying for VA compensation. This is of course in theory.
Among the most important steps in the VA disability process is the Compensation and Pension (C&P) examination. These exams are administered by the VA to determine both your eligibility for and rating of your disability claims.
Many veterans have claims related to traumatic incidents from the military be it in combat, during physical training, accidents, from terroristic based fear, and even assaults or sexual assaults from fellow soldiers.
Many veterans have been unable to access to VA benefits for mental health problems simply because they may have been branded as someone with a “personality disorder” (PD) which is considered by many to be genetically derived and therefore could not be related to service.
Agent Orange (AO) generally refers to any herbicide that was used during the Vietnam War, but the main ingredient within these herbicides that causes most medical problems is dioxin.
Many Veterans become confused when they have different service-connected problems that the VA rated them for and may not understand how to calculate them.
The VA amended its adjudication regulations, adding three respiratory conditions—chronic asthma, rhinitis, and sinusitis (including rhinosinusitis)—to a list of presumptive conditions.