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Can I Receive Both Social Security Disability and VA Disability Compensation?

Can I Receive Both Social Security Disability and VA Disability Compensation? If you’re a disabled veteran and also worked and paid into Social Security, you may be wondering whether you are entitled to disability payments from both sources. The short answer is that...

VA Benefits for Spouses of Veterans

VA Benefits for Spouses of Veterans As the spouse of a disabled veteran, you may be entitled to benefits. But, which benefits you qualify for and how you receive those benefits depends on your circumstances. Here’s what you need to know about eligibility and the types...

How To Increase VA Disability Rating from 80% to 100%

How To Increase VA Disability Rating from 80% to 100% Increasing your VA disability rating from 80% to 100% can dramatically impact the benefits you receive and deserve.  While getting the VA to grant this increase may be difficult the benefits to your quality of...

The Cost-of-Living Adjustment and Veteran Disability Rates Increase in 2023

The Cost-of-Living Adjustment and Veteran Disability Rates Increases in 2023 Military retirees and disabled veterans will receive an 8.7% increase in benefits in 2023. With an average increase of a little over $140 per month, the projected adjustment to the...

What Causes PTSD to be Triggered in Veterans?

In the past 15 years, the estimated number of veterans who have been diagnosed with PTSD currently numbers more than 500,000. As many as 60,000 of these veterans are Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. Estimates show more than 20% to 30% of veterans...

Federal Court Addresses PTSD Stressors

A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit confirms that VA must apply a generous standard when evaluating the lay testimony of veterans suffering from PTSD concerning their combat experiences and PTSD stressors. Sanchez-Navarro v....

Permanent and Total VA Disability Ratings for PTSD

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. Symptoms of PTSD usually begin within three months of the...

Depression And Your VA Claim

Depression can negatively affect every aspect of your life: how you feel, think, sleep, function, and interact with others. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health Issues, about 14% of veterans suffer from depression. Depression is one of the most common...

How Do You Know if You Qualify for Burn Pit Exposure Coverage?

With the PACT Act being all over the news lately, you may be wondering whether you qualify for compensation or coverage due to exposure to burn pits during your service.  If you have served in a place where burn pits were used, you have a presumption of exposure....

What’s the Difference Between TDIU and a 100% VA Disability Rating?

What’s the Difference Between TDIU and a 100% VA Disability Rating? A 100% VA disability rating and Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) are both types of VA disability compensation, but they have one main difference you should know about. This is...

We Can Help You With Your VA Case Regardless Of Where You Live

When most people consider hiring an advocate they typically think that they need to find a one that is nearby.  The same city, county or metro or even state probably comes to mind.  People think this for various reasons including the knowledge of the law in...

Why Does the VA Deny So Many Veteran Disability Claims?

There are several reasons why the VA denies so many veteran disability claims. Knowing them can help you improve your chances of being approved on your next application or appeal.

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