How To Increase Your VA Disability Rating

Generally, a combination of a medical diagnosis, the disability’s symptoms, and its effect on the Veteran’s everyday life determines the amount of benefits the disabled Veteran receives. A change in any one of these areas could significantly, and positively, affect your VA disability rating. The amount of monthly financial benefits depends primarily on the disability rating. […]

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What is USVSST Compensation and are You Eligible?

What is USVSST Compensation and are You Eligible? In January 2021, lawmakers amended the Justice for United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Act, which created the USVSST. U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund. These amendments significantly changed eligibility rules. So, if you or a family member or even a deceased family member was […]

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Lawmakers Consider Expanding Agent Orange Presumption

A bipartisan effort is underway to extend Agent Orange exposure benefits to service members who served in other parts of Southeast Asia during Operation Ranch Hand.   Pennsylvania Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R) and Matt Cartwright (D) introduced a bill that would apply to Veterans who were stationed in Laos, Cambodia, or Thailand during Operation Ranch […]

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Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits

Detailing Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits In regards to Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits, the VA offers a wide range of benefits to surviving spouses.  In addition, the dependent children and dependent parents of Veterans may be eligible. The qualifications for eligibility include the veteran’s exposure to Agent Orange. And then later dying as the […]

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Agent Orange Registry

The Agent Orange Registry (AOR) Health Exam The VA’s Agent Orange Registry (AOR) health exam can help Veterans to identify possible long-term health problems that may be related to Agent Orange exposure during their military service. Also, the registry data helps the VA understand and respond to these health problems more effectively. How can I […]

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Agent Orange Registry (AOR)?

What is the Agent Orange Registry (AOR)? This article covers the history of the Agent Orange Registry (AOR).  After the Vietnam War, the VA began a program to examine and to record the names of veterans concerned about health problems related to their exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides during their military service in […]

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Agent Orange

What is Agent Orange? The history and use of Agent Orange is detailed here along with the explanation of what it is. “Agent Orange” refers to a number of different herbicides.  During the Vietnam War, U.S. Air Force aircraft sprayed various herbicides that killed the dense tropical foliage.   Which in turn provided a natural cover […]

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Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits

Detailing Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits In regards to Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits, the VA offers a wide range of benefits to surviving spouses.  In addition, the dependent children and dependent parents of Veterans may be eligible. The qualifications for eligibility include the veteran’s exposure to Agent Orange. And then later dying as the […]

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