Veterans Disability Info Blog


The Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay Act

The Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay Act

Congress enacted the Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay Act (CRDP) in 2004. Veterans who qualify for the CRDP program are eligible to receive both their full DoD disability and retirement benefits as well as their full VA disability benefits.
To be eligible for the CRDP, you must meet...

What is a Buddy Letter for PTSD?

What is a Buddy Letter for PTSD?

Claims for disability compensation based on service connection of PTSD are one of the most commonly filed claims, but such claims are not without pitfalls.
In general, a VA claim requires the following:
(1) a current diagnosis; (2) an in-service occurrence; and (3) a medical link...


Are VA Benefits Taxable?

Are VA Benefits Taxable?

Navigating tax requirements and language may be challenging for anybody, but it's more so for Veterans. Veterans get a wide range of benefits and pensions, many of which are taxed differently. To add to the confusion, each state has its own Veterans' Affairs agency, which means that although there...

The VA Phone Number & Other Helpful Veteran Resources

The VA Phone Number & Other Helpful Veteran Resources

Several hundred VA support lines are now in operation, each of which is dedicated to a certain problem. Most likely, you won't obtain a response to your precise inquiry if you dial the wrong phone number.
A single-access telephone contact point is available, though. This aims to reduce...

Veteran Benefits for Military Anthrax Vaccine Side Effects

Veteran Benefits for Military Anthrax Vaccine Side Effects

Threats of biological weapon attacks in the 1990s prompted the U.S. military to vaccinate millions of service members against anthrax. But at the time, the vaccine had not been approved by FDA.
Service members and veterans have since been struggling with long-term side effects that were...

What Is a Combat Veteran?

What Is a Combat Veteran?

As a general rule, combat Veterans are individuals who served in a conflict zone while in the military. For example, they may have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Whether they are Iraq veterans, Afghanistan veterans, Gulf War veterans, or veterans of the Vietnam War, certain laws and regulations...

The M21 1MR Manual: What Is It?

The M21 1MR Manual: What Is It?

The M21-1MR Part I VA Disability Compensation Manual is only one of several guides, handbooks, and manuals available from the Department of Veterans Affairs. There are set guidelines in the M21-1MR Disability Manual for all types of disability compensation applications.
To help combat...


VA Disability Pay Dates

VA Disability Pay Dates

You may be eligible for VA disability benefits if your military service has left you with a medical condition or disability. If you fall within this bracket, it's a good idea to be familiar with the procedures for receiving VA disability pay.
With the help of this guide, you'll learn about VA...