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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.

Compensation & Pension

How to manage your VA claim for disability compensation I’ll start by explaining what I did and why it was wrong. Another case of do...

Disabled Veterans: From Disability to a Square Deal

What's the Square Deal all about with Voc Rehab? Oh the elusive Square Deal for disabled veterans. Some of you have asked me to explain...
Individual Unemployability Misconceptions

Top 5 Individual Unemployability Misconceptions Veterans Need To Know

I recently talked with an evaluator for Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU). The VA examiner, a friendly chap, had some confusion about what the Dept...

VA Disability Rates 2010

Veterans Compensation Benefits Rate Tables - Effective 12/1/09   There will be no COLA for 2010 so the VA disability rates are the same as last...
FOIA Request

Disabled Veterans Sample FOIA Letter

Here are two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) letters. The first one I borrowed from a law firm for disabled veterans requesting copies of their...
VA Disability Rating

How To Get A Higher Disability Rating

Whether fighting for a higher disability rating or filing your disability claim with Dept. of Veterans Affairs, this article has insider tips that win. How...
Disability Compensation Letter

Sample Disability Compensation Letter – Sinusitis, Sleep Apnea, Rhinitis

This quick disability claim letter to VA Comp & Pension from my own claim for sinusitis, sleep apnea and allergic rhinitis should help get...

New VA Disability Deadline Rules

Prior to a recent Supreme Court deci­sion, dis­abled vet­er­ans’ appeals were usu­ally not con­sid­ered after the 120-day fil­ing dead­line passed. In Hen­der­son v. Shinseki, decided...

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