VA Approves New Fisher House Sites

Recently, the U.S. The Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) approved 12 additional hospital campuses around the US to become sites for new Fisher Houses. This is a step in the right direction for creating more accessible housing options for military...
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How Are Lay Statements Beneficial for My VA Claim?

A lay statement, also referred to as a buddy statement, is testimony given by a veteran or trusted individual to establish a disability or demonstrate a disability's impact. Lay statements may be presented through a written report or orally during...
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Secondary Service-Connected Depression after a Physical Condition

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), depression is the most diagnosed mental illness among US military veterans. A Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) study found that as many as 33% of former servicemembers exhibit symptoms of depression. While...
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Proving Entitlement to Service Connection for PTSD under Relaxed Standards

Disability claims filed through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) commonly involve post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the VA, over 50% of former servicemembers will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives. There are many common...
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Women’s Forum

The VA Holds Its First Virtual Women Veterans Forum There have been women in the United States Army since the Revolutionary War, and women continue to serve in it today. According to the Defense Department, women now make up 20% of the Air Force, 19% of the Navy, 15% of the...
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Service Records: Proving Your Eligibility

Active Duty and Active Duty Guard Members Every time a service member is given medical care from a military medical facility, including the very first physical examination each one must take part in during the initiation stages of service, the...
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2020 VA Special Monthly Compensation Rates

The Veterans Administration (VA) special monthly compensation (SMC) is a higher rate of compensation that the VA pays to Veterans as well as their spouses, surviving spouses, and parents with certain needs or disabilities. How the VA Assigns SMC Levels...
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Foot Injury

Can I Receive Disability for a Service-Connected Foot Injury? If you have chronic pain as a result of your military service, you may want to sharpen your pencil and look at filing a claim. The most common service-connected injuries include:...
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Sleep Apnea/PTSD

The High Risk of Sleep Apnea in Veterans with PTSD A study of U.S. Veterans shows that the probability of having a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increased with increasing severity of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. The...
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Virtual Hearing

Virtual Hearings Now Underway The Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) has launched a new virtual hearing option, providing Veterans with the flexibility, convenience, and access of attending Board hearings with Veterans Law Judges (VLJs) and Veteran representatives from a personal...
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