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Veteran Disability

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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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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VA Benefits for Exposure to Contaminated Waters at Camp Lejeune

Contaminated drinking water at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina put thousands of servicemembers working and living there from the 1950s to the 1980s at risk of serious health conditions. Specifically, everyone who resided at the camp...
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VA Disability Compensation Rates

Veterans who suffered an injury or illness during their active-duty service may be eligible for disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA disability compensation is a monthly, tax-free benefit. The amount you may be eligible for varies...
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Combat-Related Compensation and how it Will Affect Military Retirement Pay

Veterans who receive disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are not eligible to receive the full amount of monthly retirement benefits unless they are 50 percent service-connected or more. However, former servicemembers who became disabled in combat...
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What to Know before Filing a Sleep Apnea Claim as a Veteran

If you are a veteran suffering from any form of sleep apnea as a direct result of your active-duty military service, you may be entitled to compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Understanding whether your sleep apnea qualifies...
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What do the Recent Particulate Matter Changes Mean for You?

After serving our country abroad, some veterans have returned home with illnesses and disabilities due to the climate and environment of where they were stationed. As a result, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has compiled a list of conditions...
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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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What is the General Process of Filing a Veterans Disability Claim?

If you are considering filing a claim to receive Veterans Disability benefits, the process may seem daunting and you might feel like you don’t know where to begin. Here is a general outline of the process to give you an...
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Types of Disability Claims

What Are the Types of VA Disability Claims? If you’re involved in or considering beginning the process of filing a Veterans Disability claim, it’s important to understand the different types of claims and which one you will be filing.  ...
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