Top Seven VA Disability Claims

Top Seven VA Disability Claims

Top Seven VA Disability Claims The number of VA disability claims is on the rise. The sharp increase in deployments post-9/11 has pushed the number of disabled American Veterans to nearly four million. That is almost half of the Veterans who serve their country in any capacity, stateside or overseas. Most of these VA disability …

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Psychedelics Gain Momentum as PTSD Treatments

Psychedelics Gain Momentum as PTSD Treatments

Psychedelics Gain Momentum as PTSD Treatments   It’s a new era for PTSD treatments. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was first identified in patients who survived concentration camps during World War II. It has also been called “shell-shock” pertaining to service members returning from combat operations. Doctors understand this condition a lot better today than they …

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VA Doubles Down On Contractors

VA Doubles Down on Contractors

VA Doubles Down on Contractors The Veterans Administration has opened the digital door to additional contractors, even those who have never done business with the federal government before.   “For those that are interested in trying to help break that – that black hole mold of trying to figure out how to do business, we’re …

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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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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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veteran suicide

Veteran Suicide

How Does the VA Compensate for Veteran Suicide? Veteran suicide is a huge problem. Around 7,500 soldiers have sustained fatal combat injuries during the Global War on Terror, which began on 9/11.  However, four times as many Veterans, over 30,000, have taken their own lives during this period. Moreover, adding to the tragic nature of …

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How The VA Rates PTSD

VA Rates PTSD

How The VA Rates PTSD What is PTSD and how the VA rates PTSD.  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common, though not always visible, disability that can be related to military service. Almost everyone who experiences a highly stressful event will have responses to it such as nervousness, trouble sleeping, fear, and many other …

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Burn Pit Coverage

Burn Pit Coverage

Baby Steps Toward VA Burn Pit Coverage   In December 2021, President Biden signed into law, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), two bills that expanded the VA’s burn pit coverage of illness infrastructure. The bills (a) expand the Burn Pit Registry to include service in Egypt and Syria, and (b) require …

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