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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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VA Case Backlog

Case Backlog

VA Case Backlog to Remain Until at Least 2023   Officials blamed the coronavirus pandemic for their failure to significantly reduce the appeals logjam. They expect the case backlog to continue until at least 2023.   “We don’t have the timeline yet. We’re working to set that,” BVA chair Cheryl Mason told the House VA …

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Claims Backlog

Claims Backlog

Post-Pandemic Claims Backlog Worse Than Expected   With rising immunity to Covid, many parts of life are getting back to normal. But that is not the case at the Veterans Administration. Officials expect cases to be seriously backed up until late 2022. The post-pandemic claims backlog is worse than expected.   Before the coronavirus pandemic …

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All About VA Form 21-4142

Form 21-4142

All About VA Form 21-4142 VA Form 21-4142 gives the VA permission to obtain your personal information from non-VA sources, like private physicians or hospitals. In many cases, a medical release form like this one is a standard part of the process. The issuing agency receives it, processes it, and keeps it on file. However, …

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Apply For TDIU

Apply For TDIU

Apply For TDIU How Do You Apply For TDIU Benefits? Frequently, the key to obtaining Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability benefits is successfully filling out VA Form 21-8940. It is an application for Individual Unemployability disability benefits for a service-connected condition that prevents you from keeping a steady job. This form has some glaring …

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PTSD Disability Claims

PTSD Disability Claims

Evidence in PTSD Disability Claims Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, disaster, or war. The symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, such as nightmares, depression, and flashbacks, often make it difficult or impossible to function at work, home, …

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