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Veterans’ Benefits Rating and Rates
Veterans who have disabilities, medical conditions or injuries incurred or aggravated during active military service — no matter when or where they served — may be eligible to receive tax-free monthly benefits.
Eugene L. Brice survived the Vietnam War, the 1968 Tet Offensive and 29 years in the U.S. Army,
but he is struggling to emotionally survive a recent trip to the grocery store.
for bilateral foot disability claimed
as secondary to carbon
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top doc rips staff for coming to work sick, not masking
“We have committed very real harm to a large number of patients this week,” Dr. Sarah Unterman,
chief of staff for the hospital, said in a memo excoriating the “horrific and disturbing” situation.
Department officials did not provide information on specifics of how many
unvaccinated individuals work in health care or jobs involving direct contact with veterans.
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Scholz has two lawsuits pending against the government under the
Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. 1346(b), 2671–2680.
Awards Under the Nehmer Court Orders for Disability or Death Caused by a
Condition Presumptively Associated With Herbicide Exposure
This is the CFR
Title 38 - Pensions, Bonuses,
and Veterans' Relief
Title: PART 17 - MEDICAL
The rate of opioid use disorder among patients in the Veterans Health Administration
(VHA) is 7 times higher than that of non-VHA enrollees.
(PCE or PERC) Acetone Trichloroethylene (TCE) Xylenes
What is a veteran? What is a protected veteran?
U.S. veterans are those who have served on active duty in the United States Armed forces
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It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired.
You quit when the gorilla is tired.
Military Families in Hawaii Say They Are Being Sickened by Their Tap Water
Medicare Premiums 2022: How much will you pay for Part B coverage?
The standard premium will have an increase of 14.5%
Not every veteran is automatically entitled to medical care from the VA.
Veterans must meet basic eligibility requirements for enrollment.
After a months-long surge that saw COVID-19 deaths among service members nearly triple,
there haven’t been any reported in the past two weeks
The often debilitating condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome appears to be common among COVID-19 long-haulers.
Omaha woman sentenced to time served for threatening VA Hospital employees
Investigators say Tina Hardin told
medical staff she wanted to "shoot up the VA."
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Blood test offers new hope to people with depression
The test would avoid the ‘years of trial and error’ that
currently characterise diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions.
Veterans consume cannabis at rates far higher than the general population, and many report using it for medical purposes
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For the first time, U.S. panel recommends screening adults for illicit drug use
“We have a pretty high prevalence of adults using illicit drugs and we’re seeing harms every day from that. This is a big change
that we’re really excited about. Effective treatment is where we will finally begin to move the needle on the epidemic.”
Substance use, substance abuse, smoking marijuana in a legal state...the rumors and the controversy rage on.
Here are the facts. VA could care less that you burn rope whether it's legal in your region or not. There is no penalty for using marijuana, you will not lose any disability benefits for abusing any substance. If you test positive during a not-so-random drug screen, your provider may tell you that there won't be any more pain meds prescribed but other than that, there is no penalty. If you test positive for opiates or cola or speed or whatever, you'll get a referral to a rehab program...maybe. That's it, nothing more. Your rights are not being violated by drug screening you. Get over it. Drug abuse, particularly opioids, is a huge health problem in our country and VA is treating that like a health problem...not a criminal issue...and that's a good thing! I support drug screens of all adults at every encounter. It amuses me when my lab result for marijuana says HIGH.
No, you do not have to submit to
a drug test at VA.
You can tell your provider you do
not want to be screened for drug use...
But that raises the question...why?
What are you afraid of?
Citation Nr: A21013934 DATE: August 19, 2021
CONCLUSION OF LAW The character of the appellant's discharge from service for the period from
October 2, 1979 to March 26, 1981 is a regulatory bar to the receipt of VA compensation benefits.
38 U.S.C. § 101, 5303 (2020); 38 C.F.R. §§ 3.1, 3.12, 3.301, 3.354 (2020)
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