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- Secondary Service Connection – The most straightforward connection to make – VeteransLawBlog
- 38CFR4 Total Disability Ratings
- Aid & Attendance: SMC Benefits Beyond 100% – From Hill and Ponton by Kirsten Hirt, Claims Advocate
- Clemons v. Shinseki – Scope of a mental health disability claim includes any mental health disability that could reasonably be encompassed by the claimant’s description of the claim, reported symptoms, and the other information of record.
VA disability claims for noise-related hearing loss or tinnitus, there are certain things you’ll want to do to help your case: Provide detailed statements that explain the noise exposure you experienced during your military service. Cite the sources of the noise such as the machinery you used or the environment you worked in. Cite the duration […]
Originally published at The Veterans Law Blog by Chris Attig. In this post, I’m going to talk to you about one of the EASIEST ways to prove service connection — secondary service connection. Well, actually, it may not be the easiest….but it’s not the hardest, and it is most certainly the most straightforward to prove. Before […]
38CFR4 Total Disability Ratings§4.15 Total disability ratings.§4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual.§4.17 Total disability ratings for pension based on unemployability and age of the individual.Individual Unemployability‘Hard choices’ at VA include possible cut to unemployability benefit | Cronkite NewsIndividual Unemployability – When to File – Hill & Ponton, P.A.Unemployability Discussed During Fiscal Year 2018 […]
Originally appeared on Hill and Ponton Blog When dealing with VA claims, the topic of conversation generally revolves around obtaining a rating of 100%. However, even if you are rated 100%, you could qualify for additional benefits beyond the 100% schedular rating (but do not need to be rated at 100%). These additional benefits are […]
Clemons v. Shinseki – Scope of a mental health disability claim includes any mental health disability that could reasonably be encompassed by the claimant’s description of the claim, reported symptoms, and the other information of record.
Berta posted this reminder about Clemons v Shinkseki when claiming mental health disabilities. Read the full post and additional comments here. “The scope of a mental health disability claim includes any mental health disability that could reasonably be encompassed by the claimant’s description of the claim, reported symptoms, and the other information of record. Clemons […]
Disability Compensation is a tax free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Compensation may also be paid for post-service disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though they may arise after service. Generally, the degrees of disability specified are also designed to compensate for considerable loss of working time from exacerbations or illnesses. Learn More
Fully Developed Claims
Filing a Fully Developed Claim (FDC) allows Veterans, Servicemembers and survivors the option to participate more fully in the claims process. When Veterans, Service Members and survivors provide all required evidence at the same time they submit a claim AND certify that they have no more evidence, VA can issue a decision faster.
Veterans may file the following types of FDC claims electronically:
- An injury, disability, or condition you believe occurred or was aggravated by your service
- A condition caused or aggravated by an existing service-related condition
File an Electronic FDC Today
- Go to eBenefits.va.gov to find a Veterans Service Officer who can provide free, expert assistance.
- Gather supporting documents, including your DD-214, service and private medical records, and buddy statements.
- Initiate your claim at eBenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 for assistance.