§4.17 Total disability ratings for pension based on unemployability and age of the individual.
All veterans who are basically eligible and who are unable to secure and follow a substantially gainful occupation by reason of disabilities which are likely to be permanent shall be rated as permanently and totally disabled.
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This notice is to inform the public of the increase in the Post-9/11 GI Bill maximum tuition and fee amounts payable...
Can they do that? Is there a policy?
The VA recently began sending out letters to veterans in receipt of a total disability rating (100 percent) based on individual unemployability (IU) that detail the department's new process for verification of employment status. The letters include some confusing language that the VA is working to clear up.
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VA Reviews Veteran Mental Healthcare Access Amid Suicide Reports
The VA is addressing recent reports about veteran suicides by reviewing its veteran mental healthcare access and appointment protocols.
Scheduled For A C & P??? Filing A Claim?
I've been posting this again and again over the years and it's still one of the best ways I know to win your case. Published in 2002 the principles and much of the verbiage still applies and is in daily use at the VA.
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Is the Trump Administration Seeking to Monitor Social Media Accounts of Disability Recipients?
The U.S. Social Security Administration proposed stepped-up evaluation of social media posts when investigating peoples' disability claims.
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Senators Propose Increasing VA EHR Modernization Oversight
Two senators are taking steps to increase oversight of VA’s Cerner EHR modernization effort by establishing a new committee.
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VA office in charge of protecting whistleblowers from retaliation is under investigation... for retaliating on whistleblowers
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Changes are coming to the Pentagon's program for transitioning troops, which is designed to boost veterans' chances for success, starting with requirements that must be completed more than a year before a service member plans to leave.
Testimony will be used to gain approval for a bill helping veterans who encountered the poisonous toxins.
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US Launches Clean-Up For Vietnam War-Era Agent Orange Site
US forces sprayed 80 million litres (21 million gallons) of Agent Orange over South Vietnam between 1962 and 1971 in a desperate bid to flush out Viet Cong communist guerrillas
The plan approved by the House Appropriations Committee would also grant veterans free, state-issued medical marijuana ID cards. This sweetener reportedly angered some veterans
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It’s time to shut down the Bank of Uncle Stupid.
Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie on Wednesday told a skeptical House Committee that his agency is sticking with the June 6 rollout date for expanded private health care options, even if the IT systems aren't fully in place to handle the transition.
What Is Substantial Gainful Activity (Work) to Social Security?
Substantial gainful activity is the level of work that a person without a disability can do.
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There is no substitute
for the veteran claimant who is involved and informed. Once you've learned how the system really works, filing correctly...getting it right the first time...isn't that hard to do. Educate yourself by reading what the experts have to say.
You have a right to file a claim for disability benefits whenever you believe that any diagnosed medical (physical or mental health) condition that was acquired or aggravated during your active service becomes disabling to any degree.
To file a claim is the only way to receive benefits. Talking to others on-line or anywhere else won't do it, you have to formally file a claim. Filing a claim isn't mysterious and it isn't as hard to do as many would have you believe. In fact, it's pretty simple. You download the form and print it out or you can do it on-line, whatever you're comfortable with.
You complete the form in language as simple and direct as you know how...you don't need to use legal terms or fancy medical talk, you just tell VA what you think happened in terms that are as simple as possible.
Then you mail that form in or submit it electronically and VA takes it from there. You do not need or particularly want a "representative" to file a claim. All that a "VA Rep" can do is what we just did...fill out the form and send it in. You can DIY and keep control of your claim.
In the final analysis too many vets waste time debating whether or not to file a claim and how to get it done. When you file the claim an effective date is set and that's the date that retro benefits are applied back to. If you waste 10 months talking about your claim rather than filing it, you may have wasted 10 months of monetary benefits while you chatted it up with others. If you were to eventually win a 100% rating, you may throw away as much as $30,000.00 plus because of your indecision.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its adjudication regulations. One amendment would permit VA to suspend disability compensation payments upon receipt of notice from the Department of Defense (DoD) that the veteran has received, is receiving, or will begin to receive active service pay.
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