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.

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Anthrax Vaccine: Five Things You Need To Know About The Leaked Army Memo

The Army memo about the bad batches of the Anthrax Vaccine circulating the web over the past week caused a great deal of confusion....
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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...
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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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Gulf War Illness Report Finds VA Rejects 80 Percent Disability Claims

A report released Monday revealed VA denies 4 of 5 disability claims for veterans claiming disability for Gulf War illness despite evidence showing over...
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VA Awards Medical Disability Examinations Contracts For $6.8 Billion

VA announced the award of $6.8 billion for VA disability compensation and pension medical disability examinations for the next 12 months with 4 extensions. Five...

The Decision Review Officer and You: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

(Also known as my “that's f-ed up” blog post.) Last week I had a hellish Decision Review Officer hearing. This hearing told me what the...
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Want To Know Why The VA Claims Backlog Increased Last Month?

  After years of following disgraced VA director Diana Rubens work the system, I came across a leaked email yesterday that gives insight into the...

The ‘Mystery’ Sources Of Special Monthly Compensation Law

One veteran’s wife contacted me recently about Special Monthly Compensation (SMC), and I’m embarrassed to say I did not have a great answer for her...

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