Burn Pit

Burn Pit

VA Adds Smoke From A Burn Pit To Presumptive Injury List   Veterans who developed rhinitis, sinusitis, or asthma after being exposed to burn pit smoke are now presumptively entitled to monthly benefits.   VA Secretary Denis McDonough said the decision was “the right move”. Further, McDonough hinted that he may add more conditions to …

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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 Combat Veterans

70% PTSD Rating

How do I Receive VA TDIU for a 70% PTSD Rating? Combat Veterans have struggled with PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other mental health-related issues for centuries.  Records of PTSD-like symptoms date back to the Middle Ages. The horrors of World War I took PTSD-like symptoms to another level. New weapons meant new brain …

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What Is Individual Unemployability

Individual Unemployability

What is Individual Unemployability (IU)? Individual Unemployability (IU) is a part of VA’s disability compensation program.  This program allows the VA to pay certain Veterans compensation at the 100% rate.  Veterans can get benefits even though VA has not rated their service-connected disabilities at the 100% level. What  Are The Eligibility Criteria For Individual Unemployability? …

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