Veterans Disability Info Blog


CAVC Remand in PTSD Case for Not Addressing Fear of Hostile Attack

In some cases when the VA denies a claim for PTSD, it often neglects to consider whether the veteran was in a combat theater and in fear of a hostile military or terrorist attack. Our lawyers recently got a remand at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans claims for a veteran who was exposed to...

Veteran’s Clinics See Increase in Lupus Cases Among Military Population

Can your military service make you ill? Research shows that lupus among the military population is becoming more prevalent. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease whose signs and symptoms can last for years. The disease can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body)...




Winning Veterans Benefits for Pancreatic Cancer Due to Agent Orange Exposure

For many disabled veterans who were exposed to Agent-Orange, winning service connection for a disease not presumed to be caused by Agent Orange exposure seems like an impossible task. Often, these veterans call our veterans benefits law firm because they have various forms of cancer and other...

What Not To Do When Claiming TDIU VA Benefits

As a veterans disability lawyer I literally talk with hundreds of disabled veterans each year. These veterans call or send me their VA decisions in hopes that I will be able to represent them. Recently, a veteran sent me his Board of Veterans Appeals decision. He wanted our veterans benefits law...


The Fatality Rate From Combat May Extend for Decades After a War’s End

The Journal of the American Medical Association has confirmed that veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan War have a significantly higher prevalence of all cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes. The medical community, and perhaps most...

Is There a Link Between Heart Disease and PTSD?

More and more often I see scenarios where a veteran with a service connection for PTSD years later has a heart attack or a stroke. When he tries to get a service connection for the heart attack or stroke, the VA denies his claim. A related situation is where a veteran who is service-connected for...