Posts by Jan Dils

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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Claim Benefits with Help from a Skilled Veterans Disability Attorney

Soldiers face dangerous situations on the battlefield and this can result in serious injuries—one of which are traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The term is used to describe what happens when your brain’s function is disrupted by an external force, usually a violent blow to the head or body. Even the mildest TBI can cause brain…

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Other Than Honorable Discharge VA Benefits

The kind of discharge you received will impact your eligibility for VA benefits. Generally speaking, if you did not receive an honorable discharge you will be ineligible for VA disability compensation benefits, but there are a few exceptions.   You are eligible for both disability compensation and VA health care if you received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge, General…

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Getting Disability Compensation For MST

Military sexual trauma is a very real problem that is finally being acknowledged by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Military sexual trauma, or MST, is an emotional disorder that is the end result of someone being harassed, harmed, or subjected to unwanted sexual attention.   This disorder occurs in both men and women and…

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How to Qualify for Veterans Benefits

PSTD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a condition that is anxiety-related and can have serious impacts on a person emotionally, physically, and mentally. The way in which the body and mind react to a traumatic event like an accident, death, conflict or any other traumatizing event is what PSTD is about. This condition limits the…

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What You Should Know About Individual Unemployability

As someone who is in the military or is planning to join, it is important that you familiarize yourself with Individual Unemployability. This is a policy that allows veterans to be compensated at a rate of 100% even though their injuries are not 100% disabling. It is usually given to veterans who haven’t been able…

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What are the Characteristics of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Many vets who have seen active service come back home with traumatic brain injuries or what is otherwise known as TBI. These are injuries that directly affect the brain and they happen when the head hits a hard surface or object, when one is in an explosion or when shrapnel is lodged in the head.…

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Evidence to Prove Military Sexual Assault

The devastation and trauma of being sexually abused and usually causes a lot of guilt and shame. It can be even worse when the VA denies you a claim for PTSD.  Besides the guilt, you will have fear inside you that holds you back and keeps convincing you that it is not a good idea…

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PTSD Claims for Veterans and Non-Military Individuals and Families

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects millions of people across the nation. In fact, it is one of the top mental health issues that Veterans of Foreign Wars experience on a daily basis. PTSD can result in severe depression, anxiety, loss of appetite, and especially withdrawing from family and life in general. Victims have also…

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PTSD: Signs, Effects and Symptoms to Veterans  

  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is an emotional reaction to stress that lasts for more than three months and actively disrupts the life of the person suffering with the disorder. Having a reaction to a stressful or traumatic event in your life is normal. However, when it lasts for a long time and changes…

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