Posts by Jan Dils

VA Announces Final Community Care Regulations Under MISSION Act.

VA Announces Final Community Care Regulations Under MISSION Act.

Veterans Community Care Program The new Veterans Community Care Program replaces the Veterans Choice Program, which expired June 6, 2019 and was immediately placed into law on the same day. The  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the publication in the Federal Register of two final regulations as part of its new Veterans Community Care Program…

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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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A Lifeline for Veterans with PTSD or Other Mental Health Issues

Veterans with PTSD or Other Mental Health Issues

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Did you know that 30 percent of active duty and reserve military personnel deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have a mental health condition requiring treatment? Of that percentage, approximately 730,000 men and women experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depression. Here is where we as a nation are failing our…

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Why Veterans Struggle With Sleep Apnea

Our firm focuses on VA Disability benefits and Social Security Disability. The two programs are similar in many ways. However, one of the biggest differences involves how applicants are approved. The primary reason for being approved for Social Security Disability is that you are completely unable to perform past or future work. That’s in stark…

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How Range of Motion Impacts Your VA Disability Claim

Range of Motion Impacts

Regardless of their branch of service or Military Occupational Specialty, most Veterans had a physically demanding experience while serving. This is obvious for Veterans who served in combat, but it may not be as obvious for those weren’t in combat. Everyday life in the Military is physically demanding. Everything from ruck marches to the type…

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What Navy Veterans Need To Know About VA Disability

There are five branches of the Military. Each branch is unique and has its own set of challenges for the men and women who choose to enlist. Overall, the branch or branches of the Military in which you served won’t dramatically impact your VA Disability claim. For instance, the VA does not give Veterans of…

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4 Strategies to Overcome Your VA Disability Denial

If you’re a Veteran who is considering filing a VA Disability claim, you might look to the VA for guidance. The VA has a great website and even a blog written by a diverse group of Veterans that can provide a substantial amount of information. The VA, however, doesn’t talk much about how many Veterans…

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