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Find out how to file a claim for disability compensation
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Types of VA disability claims and when to file
Find out when you can first file a claim for service-connected benefits—and what to do if you want
to request more benefits or have new evidence to
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To receive some benefits, Veterans need a letter
proving their status.
Splitting Up and Splitting Benefits
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Title 38 - Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief
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Date: 2019-07-01Title: PART 17 - MEDICAL
COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR VETERANS
Information regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs
VA ended a review process that might have prevented thousands of mistaken denials during pandemic.
What you should know
VA is working closely with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal partners, monitoring an outbreak of Novel Coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
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Hey Jim: Spent some time reviewing VA’s Proposed Rule in regards to Characterization of Discharges. I think they are actually doing a pretty good job at bringing things up to date. Some might cringe at it, but VA is setting down a standard for behavior for those that want VA benefits and the biggest change I see is them laying out a deliberate time standard for “willful misconduct”—fundamentally, VA proposes two or more incidents within a two year period of service can lead to such a categorization. Now, for those veterans with an Honorable or General Discharge under Honorable Circumstances, that’s no problem—the strength of the discharge itself provides for eligibility. For those with an OTH discharge, then the VA determination as to “willful” or “willful and persistent misconduct” comes into play. So, we face a situation where a veteran may well be denied benefits because of their behavior/acts of immaturity when they served and they then bettered themselves after discharge, but that seems to make sense to me. In the end, I would hope all veterans can take pride in their service and that they served appropriately. In cases where service circumstances led to issues, the discharge upgrade route is always available, as is appeal of VA COD determinations for compelling circumstances. For malingerers, willful disciplinary issues, and the like, I do think those individuals shouldn’t be entitled to receive follow-on benefits.
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most commonly rated veterans disabilities? Did you
know that hearing loss and tinnitus can cause
other secondary conditions, particularly mental
health problems like depression and loneliness?
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Update and Clarify Regulatory Bars to Benefits
Based on Character of Discharge
A Proposed Rule by the Veterans Affairs Department on 07/10/2020
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C&P Service Clinician’s Guide
Scheduled For A C & P??? Filing A Claim?
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I've been posting this again and again over the years and it's still one of the best ways
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Published in 2002 the principles and much of the
verbiage still applies and is in daily use at the VA.
Combine these principles
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Family member benefits
VA benefits for spouses, dependents, survivors,
and family caregivers
The benefits that may be available to the survivors of a veteran are often really difficult to follow. Are you eligible for a benefit or not? Trying to understand all this during bereavement is even more difficult. We urge veterans and their families to learn about survivors benefits long before they're needed. When everyone has a will and all the connected people know what to expect, the passing of a veteran will be a time to remember their honorable service and life and not be subjected to the vagaries of the VA system. Often enough a funeral home director will be able to help with a lot of the paperwork, advise you about the death certificate and so on. This is the life event we'll all deal with in one way or another and it's one we can be ready for because of the inevitability. Get your papers in order now, your family will appreciate it.
Dependents Indemnity Compensation
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Survivors' & Dependents' Educational Assistance
Other Benefits for Survivors
VA Fast Letter: Simplified Processing of Dependency and
Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Claims
This letter rescinds or clarifies prior guidance on the processing of DIC claims to ensure timely delivery of benefits to vulnerable survivors who have an immediate need for supplemental income following the death of a Veteran.
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How Do You Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits?
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Veterans Disability Benefits
Learn about types of benefits available to some veterans with disabilities. These include compensation, pensions, and grants for veterans with certain service-connected disabilities as well as pensions for some veterans 65 and older and grants for vets with age-related disabilities
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Nexus and IMO Letters
Applying for Disability Benefits During a Global Pandemic
It can take months or even years to get approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in the best of times. Needless to say, now is not the best of times, however, don’t let that stop you. And don’t put it off.
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