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Dealing With Your Department of Veterans Affairs
It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired.
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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.
We are believers in Do It Yourself...DIY. We're pretty sure that most veterans will be able to manage their claim best if they DIY. If you managed to get a DD 214 you're smart enough to manage a claim. If you DIY you don't have to sign a POA, you don't risk signing on with a Veterans Service Officer (VSO) (sometimes called a 'VA rep') who is too busy and you'll have greater control over your records. If you do need help with forms and understanding the process, ask a state or county veterans service officer to help you. These folks are government employees and usually have a good understanding of how the process works. They'll also be able to help you to determine your state benefits...those can add up! You aren't allowed to use a lawyer unless you're appealing a denied claim but even the very best claims are often denied so there may be a veterans law attorney in your future. To file a claim you should prepare to present and explain the 3 elements of a well grounded claim. 1) An event or some occurrence that happened while you were active duty, 2) A record of a diagnosis or some form of treatments of the event that caused you injury or illness and 3) an ongoing record of treatments of the named and medically diagnosed disabling conditions have affected you over time. When you file your claim you can do it electronically, print the form and fax it in or print the form and mail it using certified mail, return receipt requested. I don't think one is better than the other, just remember to keep good copies for yourself. When you make the decision to file a claim, stop what you're doing and file an Intent To File A Claim form right now. That will set the effective date and now you can take up to a full year to develop and perfect and file your claim. But don't take that long...get to work. Once your claim is received in Janesville, you'll be notified of that. Then you'll eventually get notice you're scheduled for a C & P exam that you must attend. Your claim is electronic and may be worked on at any of the VA Regional Offices. You'll more or less be able to see the progress of your claim by following it in your eBenefits account. I say 'more or less' because the eBenefits report isn't as accurate as we'd like it to be with all kinds of lag time delays and update malfunctions. But it's a pretty useful tool if you're patient. You'll need it as you go along so get used to how it functions. That brings to mind the topic of access to the Internet. You really aren't going to want to do this on your phone. There's a lot of reading and forms and a PC, a laptop or even a pad will be better. You need a reliable and fast connection. Nothing is more frustrating than a dropped connection when filling out a form on the VA site. Public libraries are often the best access you'll find but of course, here we are in 2021 and access may be a challenge. Whatever it takes...these are your benefits, you earned them.
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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",
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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.
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."
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
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
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.
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.
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.