2024 Disability Pay Chart: How to Look Up Your Compensation Rate

2024 Disability Pay Chart: How to Look Up Your Compensation Rate

Effective December 1, 2023, veterans with service-connected disabilities received a 3.2% increase in their monthly compensation rates. This guide provides an overview of the updated 2024 VA disability pay chart and explains how to determine your specific monthly compensation based on your individual circumstances. A Step-by-Step Guide to Looking Up Your 2024 VA Disability Compensation […]

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How to Get on the Burn Pit Registry

How to Get on the Burn Pit Registry

Any veteran or service member deployed to the Southwest Asia theater of operations or Egypt any time after August 2, 1990, Afghanistan, Djibouti, Syria, or Uzbekistan on or after September 11, 2001, can join the Burn Pit Registry.

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What Is Parotid Gland Cancer?

What Is Parotid Gland Cancer?

Exposure to environmental and chemical hazards during military service is a serious concern, with the potential to cause severe health complications for veterans long after they leave the battlefield. In recognition of this, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has added numerous conditions to its presumptive illness list, streamlining the process for veterans to receive […]

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Understanding Bladder Cancer and VA Disability Ratings

Understanding Bladder Cancer and VA Disability Ratings

Bladder cancer is a health concern for many veterans. Exposure to Agent Orange, PFAS, and Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water is linked to this cancer, with approximately 3,200 veterans diagnosed annually. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes bladder cancer as a presumptive illness, allowing veterans affected by this disease to access disability benefits more […]

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Ask An Expert: How Medical Experts Look at Toxic Exposure Diagnoses

Ask An Expert: How Medical Experts Look at Toxic Exposure Diagnoses

We’ve partnered with experts in VA disability to answer your most pertinent questions. This month, we spoke with Dr. Danielle Kelvas about Toxic Exposures. It’s important to note that we sometimes enlist the expertise of professionals like Dr. Kelvas to rectify issues arising from VA examiners, including for conditions related to toxic exposures. If the […]

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