Veterans Disability Info Blog


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...



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...