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Jim Strickland is a Vietnam era Army veteran and nationally recognized expert on VA
Divorce, Child Support, and VA Disability Payments
Q. Are VA benefits subject to levy, seizure or attachment? Congress has never passed a law stating that veterans’ benefits
may not be considered with respect to spousal support. Nor has the U.S. Supreme Court ever held that VA benefits cannot be considered in this manner. 38 CFR § 21.330 - Apportionment. Where in order, VA will apportion subsistence allowance in
accordance with § 3.451 of this title, subject to the limitations of § 3.458 of this title.
I get a lot of communication from divorcing veterans, their spouses, friends, neighbors...everyone has a strong opinion about military divorce, civilian divorce and veterans divorce. In a nutshell, there is only a civilian divorce. The military didn't marry you, the state you were in did. A state will divorce you, the VA wants nothing to do with it. Your status as a veteran carries zero weight in divorce court. Nobody cares what a hero you were and what a tramp she is as your spouse...most divorces are no-fault so the process is pretty simple. When you enter into a divorce court you have your dignity and credibility with you and nothing else. Nobody cares about who did what to whom, they just want to follow the formula that state uses and get you out of there.
There are no free veterans divorce lawyers.
There are no free divorce lawyers.
Most divorce courts are set up for pro bono litigants so you can represent yourself. Often enough you can appear by phone if circumstances merit. Divorce sucks. Divorce is painful for everyone. Do your best to not make a fool of yourself and as time passes, so will all this.
Title 38 - Pensions, Bonuses,
and Veterans' Relief
Title: PART 17 - MEDICAL
Most people who receive Social Security payments will be able to view their COLA
notice online through their personal my Social Security account.
VA benefits also increase 5.9%
Learn what has worked for others and what gets denied or remanded
Benzene Tetrachloroethylene (PCE or PERC) Acetone Trichloroethylene (TCE) Xylenes
If your application is denied, then you can ask for reconsideration
It's Your VA - Deal With It!
It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired.
You quit when the gorilla is tired.
Not every veteran is automatically entitled to medical care from the VA.
Veterans must meet basic eligibility requirements for enrollment.
American workers are engaged in "the equivalent of a general strike," former Labor Secretary
Robert Reich has argued, following unexpectedly low U.S. employment figures.
Entitlement to a total disability evaluation based on individual unemployability (TDIU) due to service-connected
disabilities on a schedular or extraschedular basis prior to May 6, 2019 is denied.
The Veteran's coronary artery disease is rated at 100 percent on a schedular basis as of May 6, 2019, and the Veteran has already been awarded special monthly compensation (SMC) pursuant to 38 U.S.C. § 1114(s) from May 6, 2019 forward.
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.
Did you see combat, enemy fire, or casualties?
Were you or a buddy wounded, injured or hospitalized?
Do you have a claim pending for illness or injury related to your military service?
Do you have a service-connected condition?
From 2005 to 2019, the federal Bankruptcy Code commonly required veterans to relinquish some of their veterans’
benefits to their creditors in order to obtain bankruptcy relief. The Bankruptcy Code thereby treated veterans’ benefits
less favorably than Social Security benefits, which federal law typically insulates from creditors’ claims
Get some hometown help.
Your state provides service officers to help you navigate all your benefits.
Check them out for state tax info, veterans claims, homelessness...and a lot more. Don't get advice from well meaning friends, neighbors or volunteer "VA Reps",
go with the pros.
Detailed Claims Data - Status Reports
Reports contain data covering claims inventory, claims backlog, claims accuracy, and Fully Developed Claims.
Military Suicides Rose 15 Percent Last Year
The upward trend was strongest in the Army and Marine Corps
Possible Effects on VA Benefits
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The Schedule for Rating Disabilities
or Appeal Status
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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.
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For many years we're the leader in providing expert resources to help you win the claim for the benefits you earned. We'll guide you as you file a claim and provide you with professional, board certified consultation should you need some help.
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