Presumptive Disease

Presumptive Disease

What Is A Presumptive Disease? A Presumptive Disease is a disease that can be related to a Veteran’s qualifying military service. For example, the VA has recognized certain cancers and other health problems as presumptive diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service. Many of these herbicides contain Dioxins; a …

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Individual Unemployability Compensation

Individual Unemployability Compensation

What is “Individual Unemployability Compensation”? The Individual Unemployability Compensation is a part of VA’s disability compensation program. This allows the VA to pay certain Veterans disability compensation at the 100% rate.  Even though VA has not rated their service-connected disabilities at the total level. What are the Eligibility Requirements for the Individual Unemployability Benefit? You …

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VA Accrued Benefits

VA Accrued Benefits

VA Accrued Benefits In Detail What entitles a person to VA accrued benefits? How does VA decide what I will or will not receive? Some veterans die with Va benefits that were due the beneficiary at the time of death but not paid. These benefits stand as Accrued Benefits. The line of succession determines entitlement.  …

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Stegall Violation

Stegall Violation

What Is A “Stegall Violation”? A Stegall Violation is a common error in Veteran Disability Claims.  The name comes from the case: Stegall v. West, 11 Vet App. 268 (CAVC 1998). A previous remand confers on the claimant, as a matter of law, the right to compliance with the remand orders. Stegall v. West, 11 …

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VA Appeals for AL Amyloidosis

VA Appeals for AL Amyloidosis

VA Appeals for AL Amyloidosis Related To Agent Orange Here you will find information on VA appeals for AL Amyloidosis related to Agent Orange.  AL Amyloidosis is one of the recognized diseases that can be related to a Veteran’s qualifying military service. The VA has now recognized AL Amyloidosis as one of many presumptive diseases. Presumptive …

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Blue Water Navy Exposure

Blue Water Navy Exposure To Agent Orange The website http://www.bluewaternavy.org/ is devoted to Blue Water Navy Exposure to Dioxin. It provides information related to dioxin and other toxic exposures by personnel of the Blue Water Navy.  Additionally included are the Coast Guard and Fleet Marine personnel. John Rossie, executive director of the Blue Water Navy …

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Agent Orange In Korea

Agent Orange In Korea

Veterans Exposed To Agent Orange In Korea This article explains the disability benefits available to veterans exposed to Agent Orange in Korea.  Today many more Korean Vets have access to quality health care and benefits. Since 2011, when a new VA regulation was made. Related to Korean Veterans exposed to herbicides while serving along the …

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