Disability Compensation

Disability Compensation

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...

Top 5 Individual Unemployability Misconceptions

I recently talked with an evaluator for Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU). The evaluator, 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

How to manage your VA claim for disability compensation Filing disability claims with the Dept of Veterans Affairs is tricky. Getting documentation together for one...
Disability Compensation Letter

Sample Disability Compensation Letter

Here is a sample of the first two pages of my application for disability compensation to the Dept of Veterans Affairs. If you want...

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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