Posts by Jan Dils

The Frightening Facts About Opioid Addiction and Our Veterans

Opioid Addiction and Our Veterans

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), patients of the Veterans Health Administration are twice as likely to die from accidental overdose than non-Veterans. Thankfully, action has finally been taken. On April 30, 2019, a press release came out of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)…

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The 5 Worst Myths About VA Disability Benefits

We have practiced VA Disability Law for so long that very few things take us by surprise. You might say we’ve “heard it all before”. The VA Disability process has made mainstream news in recent years, and more people are filing claims than any other time in history. However, there is still a lot of misinformation…

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Everything Veterans Need To Know About Special Monthly Compensation

VA Disability compensation, in itself, is a vast area of discussion and there is always so much more to learn. This blog was established seven years ago, and hundreds of topics have been discussed during that time, but there is still so much more to examine, especially regarding Special Monthly Compensation.  A few of our…

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Veterans’ Disability and Taxes

Are veterans disability benefits taxable income? Veteran Benefits and Taxes

If you are a veteran receiving disability benefits, you may need clarification on filing federal va disability income tax. Common questions arise about what to claim, where to claim it on the forms and whether you have to file at all. Each person’s circumstances vary, and consequently, answers can vary. Here are three recommendations we’ve…

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The basics of the VA Disability Rating Letter

A person writing VA disability rating decision letter | VA notification letter

Once an individual completes the application for Veterans Disability Benefits, he or she will be assigned a disability rating and notified of this decision by VA disability rating letter.   In this post, we’ll explain the Rating Decision Letter or to say VA Disability Rating Letter and what it means for you. After receiving VA…

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Process To Prove VA Individual Unemployability

VA Individual Unemployability Process: Many veterans returning from active duty find it difficult to resume civilian life. They may struggle with everything from reintegrating into a family, to grocery shopping, to going to work. And working may not be difficult because a veteran has difficulty finding a new job, or is having trouble readjusting to the rhythms…

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How Long Do VA Disability Benefits Last

Getting approved for veteran’s benefits can be a very involved process. Once vets are finally approved they often wonder how long does VA disability last or if they will have to reapply or be reexamined to keep benefits going.   In most cases, the answer to How Long Do VA Disability Benefits Last? until they…

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Deferred VA Decision

When I was in grad school I was involved in a heated debate with one of my professors about how many choices a person should be given when evaluating an instructor. I argued that only two choices were needed because it made the process much simpler and it really would cut down on a lot of…

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How Does Individual Unemployability Work? || VA Unemployability Requirements

Individual Unemployability Individual Unemployability is a part of VA’s disability compensation program that allows VA to pay certain Veterans disability compensation at the 100% rate, even though VA has not rated their service-connected disabilities at the total level.   There’s an exception to every rule. We’ve all heard this before, and most of the time…

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Important Information About the VA Disability Phone Number 1-800-827-1000

Veterans Benefits Administration-800-827-1000

It’s been several years since the Department of Veterans Affairs consolidated their regional offices into eight call centers to field phone inquiries from veterans across the nation. But many individuals believe they are calling their closest regional benefits office when they dial the toll-free number listed for the Veterans Benefits Administration (1-800-827-1000), so let’s clarify…

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