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.

Veterans Apply For Disability In Historic Numbers

America's newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former...

For Disability, California Veterans Wait Longer

Disabled veterans living in the Bay Area, seen at the Oakland Regional Office, wait an average of 313 days for the Dept of Veterans...

Is Army PTSD Misdiagnosis Scandal Also Fraud?

Recent comments uncovered by Army investigation reveal possible high-level medical fraud being committed against active duty military personnel. To prevent fair disability ratings for servicemembers...

Is VA Choosing Corrupt Contractor Over Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) recent response to allegations of its back door dealings to avoid hiring veterans was nothing short of embarrassing....

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...

What the Lindsay Lohan Effect Can Teach You About Disability Claims

Here’s one to Lindsay Lohan and the “not surprised theory.” The best advice I ever received I get just prior to enlisting, “Document everything.” This...

Gulf War Illness Linked to Location, DEET

USA Today released a report covering a pending publication on Gulf War Illness. Anti-nerve agent pills and SCUD missiles, along with pesticides, have been...

Smoke, Munitions Risks to Your Health

The National Organization for Veterans Advocates (NOVA) recently posted a report from the Army Corp of Engineers. The report is about the toxicity levels...

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