Veterans Disability Info Blog




The Most Common Mistake Made by Veterans Transitioning Out of Active Duty

I have represented veterans from every generation from before WWII all the way to the present generation of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Although much has changed in the military and society since WWII, some things remain the same. No matter the era, veterans make the same common...

Proposed Legislation to Address the VA Appeals Backlog Misses the Mark

In mid-May (2015), Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado and Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire along with seven other senators, introduced legislation designed to improve the consistency of the VA appeals process. The proposed legislation is called the Veterans Appeals Assistance and...

Memorial Day and Our Veterans

It takes hard work and dedication to keep the faith alive–especially during a time when traditional observance of Memorial Day has been diminishing. In fact, sadly, many Americans have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At many cemeteries...the graves of the fallen are...


The Board Denied My Claim, Now What Do I Do?

If you are a disabled veteran who has recently been denied by the Board of Veterans Appeals, then you may have some questions about what to do next. As a veterans disabilty lawyer, we receive calls from veterans all over the world about appealing a denial by the Board of Veterans Appeals. Here are...


PTSD and Iraq-Afghanistan Veterans: Why the Higher Prevalence?

The VA recently published data that reveals an alarming increase in the number of disabilities affecting veterans and an increasing prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”). At the same time, trends in the personal lives of the “millennial generation” of...

The VA Population of Veterans Receiving VA Benefits Has Still Not Peaked

The VA recently released data that shows projected increases in the demand for VA benefits. Interestingly, it noted that 40 years after the end of the Vietnam War, the population of Vietnam era veterans receiving disability compensation has not yet peaked. So what does this mean for younger...