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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PTSD Support

PTSD Support

PTSD Support From finding a PTSD support group to being evaluated by a mental health professional, or finding self-help strategies that work for you, in fact, there are many different things that can help with the symptoms of PTSD. -What is PTSD? -How can you get help for PTSD? -How do you know if you …

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Is TDIU the Same as 100% Disabled

TDIU And Disability

TDIU And Disability   Is TDIU the Same as 100% Disabled?   Veterans with more than one service-connected disability or with a highly rated disability, which affect their ability to work, may apply for Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability, or TDIU. TDIU is a rated condition separate from the normal rating scheme, which looks …

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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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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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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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The Two Components Of TDIU Claims

Components Of TDIU Claims

The Two Components Of TDIU Claims There are two components of TDIU claims.  Sometimes, the Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability claims are straightforward. The veteran is not working, a VA doctor says the Veteran cannot work, and the Veteran has a disability rating that meets the requirements. But other times, there is some doubt …

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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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