VA Fiduciary

VA Fiduciary

What is a VA Fiduciary? This article explains a VA Fiduciary and how to get the protection. If you are a Veteran and you are unable to manage your financial affairs, due to injury, disease or aging, you may be assigned a fiduciary. A fiduciary is a financial manager or trustee of your VA disability …

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Right To Representation

Right To Representation

Your Right to Representation Veterans should have a clear understanding of their right to representation should they ever need it.  If you are wondering if you have the right to have someone legally represent you with your VA appeal the answer is ‘YES’!  However, you are not required to have someone represent you.  Thus it …

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Agent Orange

Agent Orange

What is Agent Orange? The history and use of Agent Orange is detailed here along with the explanation of what it is. “Agent Orange” refers to a number of different herbicides.  During the Vietnam War, U.S. Air Force aircraft sprayed various herbicides that killed the dense tropical foliage.   Which in turn provided a natural cover …

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Agent Orange and Survivors' Benefits

Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits

Detailing Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits In regards to Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits, the VA offers a wide range of benefits to surviving spouses.  In addition, the dependent children and dependent parents of Veterans may be eligible. The qualifications for eligibility include the veteran’s exposure to Agent Orange. And then later dying as the …

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PTSD and Physical Health

PTSD and Physical Health

PTSD and Physical Health Problems This post is about PTSD and physical health problems that can arise as a result. The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD.  Military and war-related trauma is related to physical health.  The Va is beginning to recognize the connection.  The considerable amount …

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Mustard Gas Exposure

Mustard Gas Exposure

World War II Mustard Gas Exposure Many World War II Veterans suffer from mustard gas exposure. So, In an effort to help, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., introduced legislation in May 2016.  The U.S. military conducted classified experiments and used the veterans as subjects.  Additionally, the military forced veterans to swear an oath of secrecy.  They …

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Supplemental Income for Wartime Veterans

Supplemental Income for Wartime Veterans

Facts On Supplemental Income for Wartime Veterans In this article we cover information on supplemental income for wartime veterans.  The Veterans Pension Benefit is a tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime Veterans.  If you and your family are facing financial difficulties, the VA Veterans Pension Benefit can provide supplemental income through the Veterans Pension …

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VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

What is the VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) and Who Qualifies? VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of military Servicemembers who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease. http://benefits.va.gov/compensation/types-dependency_and_indemnity.asp Who Qualifies …

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VA Appeals For Chloracne

VA Appeals For Chloracne

VA Appeals For Chloracne or Similar Acneform Disease This article details VA appeals for Chloracne, what it is, what the symptoms are and what benefits are available. Chloracne is a recognized diseases that can be related to a Veteran’s qualifying military service. one of the presumptive diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange during military …

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