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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Veternans Day Discounts 2023

Veternans Day Discounts 2023

Veterans Day is a time to honor the brave men and women who have served our country in the military. If you’re looking for a thoughtful way to show appreciation, take your friend or loved one out to eat. Hundreds of restaurants offer special deals and discounts to veterans and active-duty military personnel on this […]

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Understanding PFAS Exposure and Its Impact on Health

Understanding PFAS Exposure and Its Impact on Health

Americans are exposed to toxic chemicals at low levels for most of our lives. Research bodies like the Environmental Protection Agency set limits for what levels of toxic exposure are acceptable to the human body. However, some chemicals, like PFAS, are not fully understood by our governing bodies. Veterans in particular are still exposed to […]

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VA Benefits for Exposure to Jet Fuel

VA Benefits for Exposure to Jet Fuel

Military service can have a lasting impact on a person’s health. In addition to the physical and psychological stresses of war, many veterans are exposed to toxic chemicals and other hazardous materials. One such exposure is jet fuel, a common fuel used in aircraft and other military vehicles. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has […]

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Applying for Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

Applying for Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

Veterans face unique challenges transitioning to civilian life, especially those with service-related disabilities. The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) offers the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program to assist veterans in overcoming employment barriers and achieving meaningful employment. This program provides vital support and services to disabled veterans. This article explores the intricacies of the […]

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Military Service-Related Cancers

Military Service-Related Cancers

For those who have served in the military, the risk of certain health conditions, including specific cancers, can be significantly higher. The increased risk is mainly due to exposure to various environmental hazards during service. Understanding these risks, knowing the symptoms, and being aware of available support options is crucial for all veterans. This article […]

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Ask An Expert: Preparing for Your C&P Exam

Ask An Expert: Preparing for Your C&P Exam

About Our Expert Jeffrey Garbelman is a licensed psychologist and co-operator of Watertown Psychological Assessment, LLC, which assists veterans in all matters of mental health and veteran benefits. As a former VA C&P Psychologist and consultant for the Milwaukee Regional Center, he has offered medical opinions on over 250 veteran mental health Disability Indemnity Compensation […]

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