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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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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Expand Benefits For Veterans

Congress To Expand Benefits For Veterans Exposed To Toxins   In a move that would expand benefits for veterans of Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War, and the Global War on Terror, House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) has set up an online survey for individuals to report toxic exposure symptoms related to their […]

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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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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 began, a little over 70,000 cases had […]

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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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What is Individual Unemployability

What is Individual Unemployability (IU)? Individual Unemployability (IU) is a part of VA’s disability compensation program.  This program allows the VA to pay certain Veterans compensation at the 100% rate.  Veterans can get benefits even though VA has not rated their service-connected disabilities at the 100% level. What  Are The Eligibility Criteria For Individual Unemployability? […]

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Toxic Exposure at Fort McClellan

VA Benefits for Toxic Exposure at Fort McClellan Learn about VA Benefits for Toxic Exposure at Fort McClellan. For some reason, the Veterans Administration is typically reluctant to approve benefits in toxic exposure cases. Agent Orange is a good example. Over 50 years after the military stopped using this dangerous herbicide, many Veterans are still […]

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