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Covid-19 has now killed as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu pandemic
More than 1,900 people are dying in the US daily on average – the highest level since early March
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Philips Respironics recently recalled some CPAP and BiPAP devices because very small foam particles may break loose
and travel through the air hose during use. This process may also release small amounts of chemical vapors.
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Title 38 - Pensions, Bonuses,
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Title: PART 17 - MEDICAL
Benzene Tetrachloroethylene (PCE or PERC) Acetone Trichloroethylene (TCE) Xylenes
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is requesting information to assist in the modification of the regulatory
framework for discharges considered “dishonorable” for VA benefit eligibility purposes.
The Board assigns significant probative weight to the September 2019 independent medical opinion of D.B.M., M.D
finding it is at least as likely as not that the veteran’s present left knee condition is the direct result
of his motor vehicle accident injuries that occurred while on active duty.
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A Surprising Number of People Could See Their Monthly Social Security Benefit Rise $100 (or More) in 2022
Social Security's 65 million beneficiaries are on track to receive their biggest monthly pay bump since 1983.
Veterans ratings increases are directly linked to SSA increases.
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This document will save you a lot of worry!
This is your C & P examiners guide and it's your only chance to know what the examiner knows before you go in the room.
This document is a VA product, still in wide use and if you study it prior to the exam, you'll have the upper hand. Knowing exactly what you should expect is a big advantage.
Do some homework...and good luck.
Presumptive Service Connection for Respiratory Conditions Due to Exposure to Particulate Matter
GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) new rule entitled "Presumptive Service
Connection for Respiratory Conditions Due to Exposure to Particulate Matter."
The expired doses were administered to at least 281 veterans, spouses, caregivers and employees
The not-so-good news is that the big COLA means inflation is here. Maybe for a long time.
In a November 2011 nexus statement, the Veteran's neurologist opined that that the Veteran's
progressive supranuclear palsy is most likely caused by or a result of his exposure to Agent Orange.
Should I use my inheritance to help him buy a home?
This is an interesting case for two reasons. 1st, this is a Federal Circuit case—meaning it got appealed from the lower Veterans Court. The Federal Circuit is one rung below the Supreme Court and is probably the most knowledgeable of all the appellate courts when it comes to administrative law. 2nd, this case stands for the proposition that VA can make a determination that obesity can, in fact, be a disability. Obesity. A rated disability. That’s going to be very interesting…Best, Drew
The VA will now recognize asthma, rhinitis, and sinusitis as diseases presumed to be
connected to Veterans who served in specific countries at specific times.
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