VA Wants Expanded Infertility Treatment for Veterans

Expanded Infertility Treatment

VA Wants Expanded Infertility Treatment for Veterans   As part of its fiscal year 2023 budget proposal, the VA wants expanded infertility treatment and payment options related to sexual health. Specifically fertility treatments. It has asked for an additional $10.5 million as part of its proposal, an increase from prior years.   The proposal would …

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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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Biden Endorses Burn Pit Legislation

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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Putting the “U” in TDIU

Unemployability

Putting the “U” in TDIU: Proving “Unemployability” in a Total Disability Claim   How to put the “U” in TDIU and prove “Unemployability” in a Total Disability Claim.  When a veteran is unable to work but the VA does not rate the veteran 100% disabled in the traditional sense, other ways of reaching totally disabled …

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Expand Benefits For Veterans Exposed To Toxins

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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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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VA Disability Attorney

VA Disability Attorney

A VA Disability Attorney’s Role in a VA Disability Claim   Can a VA disability attorney provide assistance in a Veterans Administration Claim? In his second inaugural address, President Abraham Lincoln envisioned the service that would become our modern Veterans Administration compensation structure. His vision included a service that would “care for him who shall …

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supplemental review

Supplemental Review

Requesting Supplemental Review in a VA Disability Case Your VA claim was denied because you needed more evidence? Then supplemental review may be your best option. Although, there are other options, like a higher-level review or a traditional appeal to the Board. A Supplemental Review begins by filing Form 20-0955. It often leads to a …

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