Backdating a VA Disability Claim blog

Backdating VA Disability Claims 

Properly Backdating VA Disability Claims  We want to stress the importance of properly backdating VA disability Claims.  Full VA disability financial benefits could be several thousand dollars a month, depending on the circumstances of the case. So, a few months of back benefits could mean several thousand dollars. A few years of back benefits could …

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Benefits Available for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Benefits Available for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Although some professionals cling to the notion that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD is a processing disorder, the latest evidence clearly indicates that it is a physical condition. Extreme stress caused by combat or military sexual trauma (MST) events can enlarge the amygdala. This part of the …

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Total Disability for Individual Unemployability

FAQ Total Disability for Individual Unemployability

FAQ: Total Disability for Individual Unemployability (TDIU or IU) VA Benefits Generally, maximum benefits are available to Veterans who are completely disabled with Total Disability for Individual Unemployability. Their mental or physical disabilities are so egregious that they are essentially housebound. However, many Veterans are eligible for Total Disability Due to Individual Unemployability status. In …

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FAQ about TDIU

FAQ About TDIU

FAQ About TDIU We hope to clear up any misinformation with the FAQ about TDIU. For the most part, the VA disability system is rather objective. Claims Examiners usually look at the Veteran’s diagnosis and symptoms in order to determine the disability rating. Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability (TDIU or IU) is different. These …

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2021 VA Disability Rates

2021 VA Disability Rates

About 2021 VA Disability Rates Information on 2021 VA disability rates. Beginning January 1, VA disability recipients should notice a small bump in their monthly checks. The Cost of Living Allowance increase for 2021, which is based on information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is 1.3%. Social Security benefits should increase at the …

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Qualify for SMC(t)

Qualify for SMC(t)

How do I Qualify for SMC(t) Benefits? What is SMC(t) and how do you qualify for SMC(t) benefits? The “t” stands for Traumatic Brain Injuries. Many practitioners refer to TBIs as the signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns. Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) cause direct and indirect brain injuries. The force of the blast …

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DIC Survivor Benefits

DIC Survivor Benefits

Am I Eligible for DIC Survivor Benefits? This article will help you learn if you are eligible for DIC Survivor Benefits. Dependent and Indemnity Compensation Benefits fulfill the promise made by President Abraham Lincoln in March 1865. Less than a month prior to his assassination, Lincoln set up a compensation system which would “care for …

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CUE Revisions Of Final Decisions

CUE Revisions

CUE Revisions Of Final Decisions What are CUE revisions and how can they affect a VA disability claim if it was denied?  Regional Offices almost always deny VA benefits claims, at least in part. The Clear and Unmistakable Error (CUE) appeals path, if it is available, is often a shortcut to a successful appeal. 2020’s …

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