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What is a Disability Rating?

Every veteran who applies for veterans disability benefits will be assigned a disability rating upon review of the medical evidence submitted as part of your claim. This rating dictates the level of compensation you are eligible to receive based on the… Read More

Choosing an Appeals Process: Traditional or DRO

If you have been denied veterans disability benefits, you have one year to submit a notice of disagreement, notifying the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that you would like to appeal the decision.From there, the VA will send you an Appeal Election… Read More

Avoid These Mistakes When Applying for Veterans Disability Benefits

If you are a veteran suffering from a disability, getting veterans disability benefits could be an important lifeline for keeping your family afloat and staying on top of medical bills and other financial stressors. Unfortunately, the claims process is… Read More

Am I Eligible for Veterans Disability Benefits?

Veterans returning home are often faced with many challenges and changes from life in the service. If you suffer from an illness or an injury that resulted from your service, there is help available from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).This help… Read More

My Veterans Disability Benefits Claim Was Denied Now What?

For many veterans the transition back into civilian life can be a difficult one. Oftentimes, illnesses or disabilities can impact life after service.If these conditions are severe enough, you may be entitled to disability benefits from the Department… Read More

NPR: VA Fails to Provide Benefits to Vets Exposed to Mustard Gas

An NPR investigation revealed that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has failed to follow-up on its promise to provide compensation to approximately 4,000 men who were used as human test subjects for mustard gas during World War II. Although the… Read More

Benefits Expanded to C-123 Aircraft Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

A group of approximately 2,100 Air Force Veterans finally have reason to celebrate.The group has battled for years with the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) for compensation for illnesses that developed as a result of exposure to Agent Orange in aircraft… Read More

Senators Introduce New Agent Orange Legislation

Some Navy veterans may soon have an easier time getting disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).Under a proposed law, soldiers who served aboard Navy vessels in Vietnam would no longer be ineligible for VA compensation for… Read More

American War Veteran Gets Help in Fight for VA Benefits

Conley F. Monk, Jr., a Vietnam War veteran, has a new resource in his fight for disability benefits: college students.This month, a legal clinic staffed by law students filed suit to help him and other veterans complete the benefits appeals process run… Read More

Agent Orange: Seven Things Every Veteran Needs to Know

Veterans exposed to Agent Orange have known about its health consequences for years, but there are still lingering questions regarding disability for conditions caused by the toxic herbicide.Read on to learn about seven of the most important things you… Read More

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