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 study involved 195 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans who visited a VA outpatient PTSD clinic for…

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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 computer or mobile device. Through the Tele-hearing Modernization Act, signed by President Trump on April…

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COVID Overview

What is the VA Doing to Keep Up with the Pandemic (COVID-19)? The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented an aggressive public health response to protect and care for Veterans, their families, healthcare providers and staff in the face of this emerging health risk. They are working directly with the Centers for Disease Control…

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COVID FAQs

COVID-19: What Every Veteran Needs to Know Call centers at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and some VA health facilities are currently experiencing very high numbers of calls. They ask that you use their online tools for the following questions: Healthcare, appointments and more Benefit payments, claims and claim exams Debt, copays, appeals and other…

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COVID and Our Heroes

Troops and Veterans Hit Hard by COVID-19. As of April 22, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) indicate there have been 5,734 total cases of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus. Within the DoD – 3,578 military, 771 dependents, 965 civilians and 420 Defense Department contractors. In addition,…

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VA April – Who Qualifies for Individual Unemployability? Individual Unemployability IU is a part of the veterans’ disability compensation program that allows certain veterans to receive compensation at the 100 percent disability rate, even though their disabilities haven’t been rated at 100 percent. However, if a veteran doesn’t meet these the rating requirements, they may…

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What is Individual Unemployability

If you receive veterans’ disability or you’re considering filing a disability claim, you may have heard of Individual Unemployability (IU). But what is IU, and what does it mean for you? IU is a part of the veterans’ disability compensation program that allows certain veterans to receive compensation at the 100 percent disability rate, even…

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VA’s COVID-19

Veterans, and particularly those with health conditions, may be concerned about protecting themselves from COVID-19. As the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) explains on its website, it is taking measures to support veterans. The VA is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor outbreaks. And it has taken additional steps,…

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Plans for Extending Benefits to More Vets Exposed to Agent Orange The plan to expand the presumptive list for those Veterans exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War has been in the works for some time. And, more recently, some lawmakers in Congress have been voicing their wish for more diseases related to exposure…

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Stress Reduction and Mental Health for Veterans

Here at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, we support Veterans who are filing disability claims and are in need of ongoing healthcare. But it’s important to recognize that mental health is just as important for Veterans. In fact, the Department of Veterans Affairs suggests seven resources that can help Veterans with mental health needs. We…

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