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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Eligibility for PTSD-Related DIC Benefits

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a specific kind of brain injury that affects about 15% of veterans who served in the Middle East— specifically, operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan in the Global War on Terror suffer greatly from the effects of loneliness, isolation, combat, explosions, and various […]

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Breaking Down an Agent Orange Illness Claim

Breaking Down an Agent Orange Illness Claim Does an Agent Orange illness trouble you? Agent Orange may be one of the most well-known herbicides, and not for a good reason. This defoliant was widely used throughout the 1960s, mainly in Vietnam. It contained a contaminant called dioxin, and now both Agent Orange and dioxin are […]

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What Disabilities Qualify for VA Benefits

What Disabilities Qualify for VA Benefits? Learning about disabilities and what disabilities qualify for VA benefits. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 25% of Americans are at least partially disabled under specific criteria. A significant number of these disabilities apply to veterans and are related to their time in service. If that is […]

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Can You Receive SSDI and VA Disability

Can You Receive SSDI and VA Disability? If you’re a disabled veteran, you may be wondering if you can receive social security disability insurance, SSDI and VA disability benefits at the same time. The answer is yes. SSDI and VA disability are two separate federal programs, although there is some overlap. For example, an SSDI […]

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VA Disability Benefits for Migraine Headaches

VA Disability Benefits for Migraine Headaches Military veterans, particularly those with service in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Global War on Terror, have a significantly higher rate of migraine headaches than the general population. In fact, migraine diagnoses in the military increased by 27% from 2001 to 2007 as a result of the increased deployments to […]

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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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