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Filing for VA disability is the first step of many veterans right out of service. Unfortunately, the process is a very difficult one with landmines everywhere. Knowing tips to navigate this process is vital to a fair rating.

Yale Law School Class Action

Yale Law School Files Class Action Against Secretary Of Veterans Affairs

Monday, Yale Law School filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of veterans exposed to radiation from hydrogen bombs leaking radioactive plutonium 239. Yale law...
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Individual Unemployability Cuts On The Way? Team Trump Quietly Rolls Out Obama Admin Initiated...

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, is enacting rule changes that could impact Individual Unemployability claims for veterans who are severely disabled and unable to hold traditional...
Roanoke VA combat veterans

VA OIG: Roanoke VA Illegally Closed 84% Of Appeals In Bonus Fraud Scheme

A new VA OIG investigation concluded employees at Roanoke VA Regional Office falsified appeals numbers and illegally closed 84% of appeals. The employees were blamed...
bile duct cancer

Vietnam Veterans Who Ate Raw Fish At Risk Of Cholangiocarcinoma, A Rare Liver Cancer

A new study suggests some Vietnam veterans may be dying from a slow-acting parasite linked to a rare liver cancer called cholangiocarcinoma. This spring, VA...
Veterans Affairs Secretary

Veterans Affairs Secretary Admits VA Is ‘Adversarial’ For Veterans

In a landmark statement, Veterans Affairs secretary David Shulkin, MD, admitted the process of securing veterans benefits is "adversarial" for veterans. To my knowledge, this...
Columbia VA Official

VA Official: Vets Should Give Up Appeals Rights, ‘Instead’ Reopen Claim

The director of the Columbia VA Regional Office was quoted advising veterans to avoid the appeals process without mentioning the impact of not appealing...
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As Veterans Die, Does VA Burn Pit Registry Hold Out False Hope?

Air Force veteran Jennifer Kepner died from pancreatic cancer following exposure to burn pits during the Iraq War last week. Kepner, a 39-year-old wife, and...
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Study: Tests For DNA Damage May Help Veterans Prove Gulf War Illness

A new study found the “first biological evidence” that veterans with Gulf War Illness have unique DNA damage found in blood tests. The studies show...

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