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How Do Veterans Find Doctors Who Write Nexus Letters?

How Do Veterans Find Doctors Who Write Nexus Letters?

Nexus letters are one of the most (if not THE most) important parts of a claim for VA benefits. If you don’t get it right, it could cost you years of appeals or eliminate your chance for veterans’ benefits altogether. But getting a good nexus letter that supports your claim isn’t...

From VA RAMP Program to New VA Appeals System

From VA RAMP Program to New VA Appeals System

On February 19, 2019, the VA announced the end of the VA RAMP program, moving entirely into the new veterans’ appeals law – the Appeals Modernization Act (“AMA”). Here’s hoping this attempt at VA appeals reform continues to eliminate the backlog and helps get veterans...

How to Get a Higher VA Disability Rating for Depression

How to Get a Higher VA Disability Rating for Depression

As many as one in every three veterans suffer from depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, PTSD, or other psychiatric disorder - two to three times more than the general population. Depression is a major cause of unemployability in the U.S., making VA disability compensation for depression...



Top 10 Takeaways from the Feres Doctrine Reform Hearing

Top 10 Takeaways from the Feres Doctrine Reform Hearing

Tuesday afternoon’s Washington D.C. hearing before the Committee on Armed Services, titled “Feres Doctrine – A Policy in Need of Reform”, addressed an issue long overdue for change.
For 69 years, the Feres Doctrine has banned active duty armed forces members from using...

VA Nursing Homes Still Unsafe for Veteran Residents

VA Nursing Homes Still Unsafe for Veteran Residents

Problems with negligent care are also a very real threat for veterans who reside in VA nursing homes. The stories are frightening. A recent investigation into 99 VA nursing homes across the U.S. found that, between April and December 2018, nearly 53% of the facilities were cited for deficiencies...

Veteran Suicides at VA Hospitals Stress Dire Need for Change

Veteran Suicides at VA Hospitals Stress Dire Need for Change

Over the last year, 19 veterans have committed suicide on a VA campus - a clear plea for much-needed improvements to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ mental health treatment facilities. Our heroic veterans and their families are begging the VA for help. But despite repeated promises...

At Long Last, Blue Water Navy Veterans Win Agent Orange Benefits

At Long Last, Blue Water Navy Veterans Win Agent Orange Benefits

Marking an enormous, long-overdue victory for Vietnam veterans, the Federal Circuit set precedent Tuesday in a decision that finally extends Agent Orange presumption to “blue water” Navy veterans. For over a decade, the VA has excluded these up to 90,000 Vietnam veterans from receiving...

How to Combat VA's Claim That You Don’t Have PTSD

How to Combat VA's Claim That You Don’t Have PTSD

Without VA benefits to cover proper therapy and treatment, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are facing a future of personal and professional hardships. But just because the Department of Veterans’ Affairs has denied your PTSD claim doesn’t mean you’re...