Decoding VA Disability Compensation Rates

Decoding VA Disability Compensation Rates

Navigating the realm of Veterans Affairs compensation can feel like uncharted territory. An integral part of this journey involves understanding VA disability benefits, their corresponding disability compensation rates, and how they influence the financial well-being of those who’ve served our country. This blog post will examine how service-connected disabilities are evaluated and how the VA […]

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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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The Most Common Reasons DIC Claims are Denied

The Most Common Reasons DIC Claims are Denied   In the past, survivors of disabled veterans who passed away were presumptively entitled to survivor benefits, called Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, or DIC. Then, the law changed, establishing requirements which must be met before DIC claims can be granted. Now, because of the complexity of DIC […]

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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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Obtaining a Total Disability Rating Based on Individual Unemployability

Let’s look at securing a total disability rating from the VA and having it based on Individual Unemployability. There are several ways to be considered 100 percent disabled by VA standards. One way is to obtain a total disability rating based on individual unemployability, or TDIU. TDIU differs from a regular 100 percent rating, or combination […]

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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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