Can I Get a VA Disability Claim for GERD?

Are you a Veteran suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)? If so, you may be eligible for compensation through the VA’s disability benefits programs. The amount of compensation and access to the disability programs will depend on how severe your...
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How Diabetes Can Result in Peripheral Neuropathy for Veterans

Unfortunately, chronic conditions are a common side effect of military service for Veterans across the U.S. From heart disease to arthritis, Veterans are at an even higher likelihood for various diseases because of the conditions they were living under while...
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Benefits for Dependents for a Veteran Who is 100% Disabled

Disability benefits for Veterans and their dependents will differ year to year, so it is important to keep track of the amount of monthly benefits you are getting according to the level of your disability. In other words,  a Veteran...
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VA Disability Increases for 2024

The VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) disability checks compensate Veterans injured during or due to their service. These checks are provided as monthly payments that vary depending on the severity of the disability you face. Disability ratings are given in...
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The Most Important VA Forms You Need to Know About

If you are Veteran seeking disability benefits or other compensation for a service-connected injury through the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), the application process will have a series of complex procedures on top of multiple forms that you need to...
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Why Are TBI and PTSD Often Rated Together?

It is no secret that Veterans who selflessly serve their country might come home with injuries – both physical and psychological. Veterans often bear the weight of war for years to come, if not for the rest of their lives....
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TERA Medical Opinions for the VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs is responsible for approving and providing benefits for Veterans’ disability claims. In addition to firearm injuries, benefits can be awarded after potential exposure to toxic substances, or “TERA participation.” TERA stands for Toxic Risk Exposure...
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What Veterans Should Know About Radiculopathy

As you wrap up your service in the armed forces, there are a few things you may expect to experience once you return home. You probably expect to reunite with family and friends and settle into new routines, whether that...
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The 5-, 10-, and 20-Year Rule for VA Disability

The VA designates a rating to all disability claimants. The rating depends on how the service-related disability affects the Veteran’s ability to maintain gainful employment. It is not necessarily based on the severity of the disability, but rather the degree...
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How Higher-Level Reviews Work for VA Benefits

It is no secret that getting VA benefits approved can be a complex and time-consuming process for Veterans. With so many steps, pieces of evidence, and people involved, it should come as no surprise that many disability claims are denied...
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