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How To Determine If A Veteran Has PTSD

Determine If A Veteran Has PTSD

How to Determine If A Veteran Has PTSD Learning how to determine if a Veteran has PTSD can be an intimidating task. Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is one of the most complex disorders treated by the VA, and one of the hardest to diagnose. It is a mental disorder that develops when the individual …

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VA Wants Expanded Infertility Treatment for Veterans

Expanded Infertility Treatment

VA Wants Expanded Infertility Treatment for Veterans   As part of its fiscal year 2023 budget proposal, the VA wants expanded infertility treatment and payment options related to sexual health. Specifically fertility treatments. It has asked for an additional $10.5 million as part of its proposal, an increase from prior years.   The proposal would …

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PTSD Support

PTSD Support

PTSD Support From finding a PTSD support group to being evaluated by a mental health professional, or finding self-help strategies that work for you, in fact, there are many different things that can help with the symptoms of PTSD. -What is PTSD? -How can you get help for PTSD? -How do you know if you …

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Is TDIU the Same as 100% Disabled

TDIU And Disability

TDIU And Disability   Is TDIU the Same as 100% Disabled?   Veterans with more than one service-connected disability or with a highly rated disability, which affect their ability to work, may apply for Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability, or TDIU. TDIU is a rated condition separate from the normal rating scheme, which looks …

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VA Disability Schedules

Disability Schedules

VA to Revise Some Disability Schedules   The Veterans Administration announced that it will change the way it evaluates some disability schedules. Including service-related respiratory conditions, mental health conditions, and ear, nose, & throat disorders. The Administration intends to bring the VA’s rating schedule more in line with modern medicine.   Officials plan to eliminate …

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Changes Proposed for VA Healthcare Infrastructure

VA Healthcare

Changes Proposed for VA Healthcare Infrastructure   The Department of Veterans Affairs has finalized its recommendations to Congress to modernize VA healthcare facilities and improve working conditions for VA employees. The recommendations were submitted under the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission, mandated by Congress in 2018. President Biden has until February 2023 to approve …

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VA Disability Back Pay

VA Disability Back Pay

VA Disability Back Pay: What You Should Know   VA disability back pay is an accumulation of benefits that the Veterans Administration may owe to a veteran. Or the accumulation of benefits between the effective date of a claim and when the claim is actually approved. Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, the Veterans Administration was …

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Biden Endorses Burn Pit Legislation

Burn Pit Legislation

Biden Endorses Burn Pit Legislation   President Biden endorsed Burn Pit Legislation when traveling to Fort Worth, Texas on March 8, 2022. In his effort to urge Congress and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to provide better health benefits and medical care for military veterans who were exposed to burn pits during service. …

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Putting the “U” in TDIU

Unemployability

Putting the “U” in TDIU: Proving “Unemployability” in a Total Disability Claim   How to put the “U” in TDIU and prove “Unemployability” in a Total Disability Claim.  When a veteran is unable to work but the VA does not rate the veteran 100% disabled in the traditional sense, other ways of reaching totally disabled …

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