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Veteran Advocates Shut Down VA Plans to Cut Homelessness Program

Veteran Advocates Shut Down VA Plans to Cut Homelessness Program

Chronic homelessness remains a significant problem for U.S. veterans, with an estimated 40,000 veterans included among the 553,000 Americans who have no place to call home.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH) has become one of the most...

In-Service Sarcoidosis and Service Connection for a Psychiatric Disorder

In-Service Sarcoidosis and Service Connection for a Psychiatric Disorder

I recently developed a new strategy in my never-ending quest to obtain service connection for veterans suffering from severe psychiatric disabilities. 
In many cases there's no evidence of in-service psychiatric problems and the diagnosis of a psychiatric disability occurs many years and...

PTSD and Its Association with Auto Immune Disorders

PTSD and Its Association with Auto Immune Disorders

I have long been interested in the association between mental disorders and various physical health problems. 
I've written extensively in the past on the issue of obesity and its correlation with people that suffer from PTSD.  I've also seen research associating PTSD with lower...

Work as a Hospital Corpsman or Medic as a Stressor for PTSD

Work as a Hospital Corpsman or Medic as a Stressor for PTSD

As a veteran's disability attorney, a substantial part of our practice is devoted towards representing veterans with PTSD.  Although the rules of ethics would prohibit me from saying that we specialize in PTSD cases, I will say that we have a significant concentration in representing veterans...

Winning a TDIU Claim: A vocational expert’s perspective

Winning a TDIU Claim: A vocational expert’s perspective

So the VA has told you that you are not disabled because they believe you can perform sedentary work. You may ask yourself what is sedentary work and how did they determine I can perform in light of my disability?
What is sedentary work? The Bureau of Labor Statistics breaks up the world of...

VA Hospital Whistleblower Claims Double Since Phoenix Scandal

VA Hospital Whistleblower Claims Double Since Phoenix Scandal

More and more VA hospital employees are blowing the whistle on poor patient care and falsified data, so much so that Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner has requested a 2018 budget increase of $2.4 million to process the flood of complaints, according to a recent article in The Boston Globe.
VA...


Trump Signs VA Appeals Reform Legislation

Trump Signs VA Appeals Reform Legislation

During the 99th American Legion National Convention in Reno, President Trump signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. This comes as a fulfillment of Trump’s campaign promises to reform the “broken” VA system.
The idea behind the legislation is...