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PTSD Provides Service Connection for a Host of Diseases and Illnesses

PTSD Provides Service Connection for a Host of Diseases and Illnesses

Are you a veteran with service connected post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who suffers from other disabilities or illnesses? Far too often, veterans do not realize that PTSD can lead to a wide array of health problems, including diabetes, sleep apnea, cardiovascular issues - even...

VA Now Pays Reproductive Assistance (IVF) Costs for Injured Veterans

VA Now Pays Reproductive Assistance (IVF) Costs for Injured Veterans

Are you a veteran who suffered a reproductive injury during service? Here’s some positive news:
Veterans who have suffered brain, spinal cord or reproductive organ damage during service are finally eligible for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) benefits after a 24-year ban on Veterans’...


Two Costly Mistakes Veterans Make in Filing a Claim for TDIU

Two Costly Mistakes Veterans Make in Filing a Claim for TDIU

Has the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) denied your benefits claim for a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU)? Veterans seeking TDIU benefits are essentially asking for the 100% rate even though their service connected disability ratings do not add up to...

Veteran Wins a 19-Year Appeal For VA Benefits In C. Difficile Colitis Case

Veteran Wins a 19-Year Appeal For VA Benefits In C. Difficile Colitis Case

Are you a veteran who has been fighting the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) in appeal on a benefits claim? As a veterans’ benefits lawyer, I have the privilege of representing veterans from all over the country. Recently, our legal team won a particularly noteworthy VA benefits...

Action Needed to Address Proposed Veterans’ Legislation

As a veterans’ benefits lawyer I applaud the intentions of our elected officials in Congress when try to address the problems in the VA appeals process.  But unfortunately, most members of Congress lack the day-to-day experience in representing veterans in their appeals before the VA or...

Essential Keys to Winning Your Sleep Apnea VA Benefits Claim

Essential Keys to Winning Your Sleep Apnea VA Benefits Claim

Has the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) denied your benefits claim based on a diagnosis of sleep apnea? Even with the extensive medical research and statistically significant correlations between sleep apnea and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), weight gain, type 2 diabetes and...

Military Occupations with High Exposure to Asbestos

Military Occupations with High Exposure to Asbestos

The U.S. Navy had an unquenchable thirst for asbestos and its fire-retardant properties throughout much of the 20th century. These properties helped protect the brave men and women serving their country.
Unfortunately, asbestos turned out to be toxic and there were serious long-term...

How a Veteran can win an Extra-Schedular VA Disability Rating

How a Veteran can win an Extra-Schedular VA Disability Rating

Has the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rated your service-connected disability too low? The VA has a difficult time assessing veteran’s disabilities when symptoms are outside of their rating code criteria. Not all VA assigned disability ratings accurately reflect a veteran’s actual...

3 Reasons Why VA Denies TDIU (And What You Can Do About It)

3 Reasons Why VA Denies TDIU (And What You Can Do About It)

Veterans with service-connected disabilities are often unable to work. Most of these veterans also lack a 100 percent schedule rating. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) expects these veterans to live on disability checks of less than 100 percent without any means to supplement their income....