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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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Burn Pit Exposure Puts Health of Veterans at Risk

During wartime in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Southwest Asia, the US military burned trash created by bases in vast amounts. These burn pits included solid waste plastics, medical waste, rubber, and potentially dangerous materials. Being around the smoke and fumes of...
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VA’s Intimate Partner Violence Program

A pilot program was recently launched by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to help improve services for veterans who have been impacted by intimate partner violence (IPV) or sexual assault. This is a serious concern in the US...
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National K9 Veterans Day

National K9 Veterans Day is a day when we honor our veterans’ canine companions. For one day, we are united in our admiration for our nation’s veteran dogs. The 13th of March has been designated as a day to celebrate...
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Taxes, Benefits, and Loan Discharges for Totally and Permanently Disabled Veterans

There are many perks for former servicemembers who are service-connected at 100% total and permanent disability (TPD). For example, many veterans often wonder whether government benefits are taxable. Benefits received from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are not taxable....
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What Are the Combat Compensation Rates for 2022?

Many former servicemembers find it difficult to prove their eligibility to receive both retirement pay and disability compensation without a 50% disability rating for conditions not related to combat. For this reason, it may be in your best interests to...
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Do I Make too Much Money for VA Disability Compensation?

Recently, a client that I am often in contact with at the office stopped by to give me an update. He was actually a little upset. He had recently found a new job, and he was worried that he could...
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Substance Abuse Now Included in 100% PTSD Disability Rating

Veterans can now temporarily qualify for a 100% disability rating for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on the basis of alcohol and drug abuse. To determine an appropriate amount of disability compensation per month, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) assigns...
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