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What is The Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer (PEBLO)

What is The Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer (PEBLO)

A PEBLO (Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer) is assigned to any service member who is diagnosed with a medical condition and referred to IDES (the Integrated Disability Evaluation System). Throughout the DoD Disability Process, the PEBLO serves as the primary point of contact for the service...

Range of Motion for the Shoulder: What Every Disabled Veteran Should Know

Range of Motion for the Shoulder: What Every Disabled Veteran Should Know

Many veterans leave the service with shoulder problems. Strain and disabilities to the shoulders are common during deployment, training, and combat. Not being able to use your shoulder can affect your ability to work and limit daily life. For example, you may not be able to safely drive, lift...

How to Obtain The VA Main Phone Number

How to Obtain The VA Main Phone Number

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides a number of services to Veterans and their families. This includes healthcare, pensions, education benefits, and home loans. The VA also operates a telephone helpline for Veterans and their families. The main VA phone number is 800-827-1000. This...

The Essential Facts About the Statement of the Case (SOC)

The Essential Facts About the Statement of the Case (SOC)

A Statement of the Case is an explanation given by the VA of the decision made on a Veterans case. The SOC is sent to a Veteran who had previously filed a Notice of Disagreement (NOD) on an earlier VA decision. The SOC applies to legacy cases only.
The Statement of the Case (SOC) is an...


Puerto Rico VA

Puerto Rico VA

Puerto Rico Veterans who were injured while serving in the military may be eligible for Service-Connected Compensation. Examples of such injuries include severe brain damage, TBI, burn pit diseases Gulf War Syndrome, Agent Orange diseases, amputation, and post-traumatic stress disorder syndrome...

VA Award and Disability Award Letters

VA Award and Disability Award Letters

The VA will send you an award letter when it makes a decision on your disability claim. However, even if you didn't receive it (or if you lost it), you're not completely out of luck.
But first, what is a VA Award Letter?
A VA Award letter, also known as a VA Disability Award Letter, is...

Standards and Definition of Iraq Veteran

Standards and Definition of Iraq Veteran

Who is a Veteran? The term "Veteran" is defined in Title 38 of the United States Code as "a person who served in the active military, naval, air, or space service, and who was dismissed or released there under terms other than dishonorable."
Veteran status is assessed by Veterans Affairs...

Contacting a VA Accredited Attorney

Contacting a VA Accredited Attorney

An attorney or representative who is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is legally allowed to help claimants in obtaining benefits from the VA. With this accrediting program, a VA Accredited Attorney is allowed to help Veterans and their families.
Accredited personnel have...