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Changes Through the Years With the VA: How We Can Help You More Now Than Ever

Laws involving the rights and benefits of disabled service members are constantly updating, and many have been added in the last five to ten years. Many of these Acts were either expansions to existing laws or new additions to the...
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What is Special Monthly Compensation?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides Special Monthly Compensation (SMC), a critical tax-free benefit, to disabled veterans who have sustained severe injuries or disabilities due to their military service. The purpose of SMC is to assist these heroes in...
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Micro Injuries from Parachute Jumps That Lead to Joint Issues

Utilized for surprise attacks, seizing strategic objectives, allocating equipment, and even assisting in natural disasters, paratroopers are crucial for military operations. Being a military member comes with inherent risks, and a paratrooper's role is no exception. Unfortunately, parachute jumps are...
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Benefits of a Mesothelioma Veterans Affair Claim

Veterans are the largest group of people to be diagnosed with mesothelioma because asbestos was so widely used by the military for nearly 100 years. Toxic exposure could have occurred at any time in the last 80 years, although most...
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How Can I Tell if I’m a Combat Veteran?

Most of the topics for this blog come from my interactions with real Veterans, and the questions they ask. Unlike Alex Trebek, I don’t have all of the answers, and occasionally I have to look them up. That was the case...
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How Does Individual Unemployability Work? VA Unemployability Requirements

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...
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How Does Moving Affect My VA Claim?

As a whole, those who serve in the military learn to be quite nomadic. From the time you join the service and enter boot camp, until the time you are discharged, you have likely had more than one temporary address....
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Agent Orange Presumptive

Agent Orange is a tactical herbicide used during the Vietnam War by the U.S. military to clear vegetation and leaves. Exposure to this herbicide has been linked to several medical conditions. Those under specific eligibility criteria are automatically eligible for...
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Veteran Affair’s Efforts to Improve Inclusion and Gender Identity

The Department of Veterans Affairs has centered inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in its cultural transformation action plan. The Department of Veterans Affairs has vowed to improve inclusion and gender equality as it undergoes a total transformation from recommendations for...
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Common Secondary Claims to PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is categorized as a mental health condition. Many veterans develop PTSD during or after their military service due to traumatic or shocking events. There are also many conditions directly correlated with PTSD, which may warrant a...
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