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Coast Guard Veterans Exposed Agent Orange

Coast Guard Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange The eastern region of the U.S. is home to many Coast Guard Veterans, many of whom make West Virginia their home. Some of our honored Veterans may have been exposed to a toxic herbicide known as Agent Orange. In September of 2011, the VA made an announcement that…

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MARINE BENEFITS

Marine Benefits Marine Veterans Benefits Attorneys As a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, you went bravely into harm’s way to fulfill your mission. You honored the Marine Corps’ motto, “Semper Fi,” — always faithful. As a Marine veteran, you have a right to expect your country to keep the faith, too, if you have…

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ARMY VETERANS

Army Veterans Army Veterans Benefits Lawyer You served your country as a member of the U.S. Army and returned home to move ahead with your life. But your path forward has been more difficult because of injuries or illnesses related to your years of military service. Army veterans who have service-connected disabilities or conditions made…

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GULF WAR ILLNESS

Gulf War Illness Gulf War Illness Claims Gulf War Veterans may have been exposed to a wide range of different environmental and chemical hazards. The VA offers a free Gulf War Registry health exam to any Gulf War Veteran to gauge the possible health problems related to their service. Some Gulf War exposures include: Vaccinations…

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FIBROMYALGIA

Fibromyalgia VA disability for Fibromyalgia Since returning from military service, you may experience flare-ups of fatigue, widespread pain and or stiffness and persistent tenderness in multiple areas of the body. You may have fibromyalgia (FM).   Fibromyalgia is a common health condition that affects about one out of 20 people in the general population. Studies…

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7 Hacks for Filling Out Your Initial Application For VA Benefits

If you’ve done any research about VA Disability Compensation and easiest things to claim for VA disability, then you know it takes a while. You’ve also likely heard that the process can take a while and that filing a claim will eventually lead to frustration. What you’re not likely to read though, is how to apply…

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How to prove a PTSD Stressor

PTSD may be getting more attention now, but it’s been an issue that has been facing Veterans for decades. Regardless of whether a Veteran served during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, or on any combat mission, developing PTSD is a real possibility.   When developed as a result of combat, a Veteran does…

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How Veterans Can Service Connect for Headaches

Since 2011, headaches have been one of the most popular topics covered on this blog. Many readers may be surprised to realize just how many Vets struggle with headaches.   Men and women who served in recent conflicts may have headaches as a result of Traumatic Brain Injuries. Veterans who served in Iraq, both recently…

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Notifying the VA of a Change in Address

Failing to notify the VA of a change in address can jeopardize receiving your benefits in a timely manner. You could miss important correspondence and benefits checks if you do not take the proper measures to keep your VA file up to date. Unfortunately, officially changing your address with the postal service or another Federal…

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Presumptive Service Connections in Prisoners of War

For the next few posts, we’re going to talk about presumptive service connections in the determination of Veterans Disability benefits. This means that certain disabilities are believed by the VA to be the direct result of a veteran’s military service. Today, we’re going to highlight presumptive service connections for former prisoners of war. The VA…

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