Veterans Disability Info Blog


How to Combat VA's Claim That You Don’t Have PTSD

How to Combat VA's Claim That You Don’t Have PTSD

Without VA benefits to cover proper therapy and treatment, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are facing a future of personal and professional hardships. But just because the Department of Veterans’ Affairs has denied your PTSD claim doesn’t mean you’re...

New Court Ruling Allows Veteran Benefits for Pain Alone

New Court Ruling Allows Veteran Benefits for Pain Alone

Throughout my lengthy career as a veterans' disability benefits attorney, I have seen the VA deny many veterans service connection for chronic pain - simply because a doctor can’t identify the source of the pain.
Even though these individuals were clearly suffering from pain, if doctors...

Why VA Needs to Prioritize Claims for Mental Disabilities

Why VA Needs to Prioritize Claims for Mental Disabilities

I wish I could say it was the first time this has ever happened. But it’s not. More times that I would like to admit we’ve received phone calls from family members of veterans who have committed suicide due to the stress and mental disorders they are experiencing.
The VA’s...


What To Do When the VA Regional Office Denies Your Claim

ADVERSE DECISIONS FROM THE RO
     The RO is required to notify the claimant in writing.  The law requires the notice to include the reasons for the denial and a summary of the evidence considered, as well as the appellate rights for the claimant.  Beginning in...