- Veterans Disability Claims Articles
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- HMD Reports on Agent Orange
- Top 10 VA Disability Claims Posts for 2017
- VA Claims Glossary-Definitions-Abbreviations-Terms
- 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims
- Caluza Triangle defines what is necessary for service connection.
- VA Character of Discharge Review
- Researchers find evidence of DNA damage in Vets with Gulf War illness
- Oct. 2017 VA Federal Register Announcements
The amount of basic benefit paid ranges, depending on how disabled you are. VA makes a determination about the severity of your disability based on the evidence you submit as part of your claim, or that VA obtains from your military records. VA rates disability from 0% to 100% in 10% increments (e.g. 10%, 20%, […]
VA contracts with the Health and Medicine Division (HMD) (formally known as the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, a non-governmental organization, to scientifically review evidence on the long-term health effects of Agent Orange and other herbicides on Vietnam Veterans. HMD determines whether the evidence points to a statistically […]
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When searching for information it’s important to get the acronyms right. FR is Federal Register. CFR is Code of Federal Regulations. U.S.C. is United States Code. Pub. L. is Public Law. Stat. is U.S. Statutes at Large. E.O. is Executive order. Proc. is Proclamation sec. is section of a Public Law or the United States Code […]
When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask.
Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about when it comes to filing VA Disability Claims.
Caluza Triangle – Caluza vs Brown defined what is necessary for service connection see COVA– CALUZA V. BROWN–TOTAL RECALL This has to be MEDICALLY Documented in your records: Current Diagnosis. (No diagnosis, no Service Connection.) In Service Event or Aggravation. Nexus (link- cause and effect- connection) or Doctor’s Statement close to: “The Veteran’s (current diagnosis) is at […]
The truth is that many people with “bad paper” might be able to receive most Veterans Affairs benefits, even without a discharge upgrade. The VA is allowed to grant eligibility to most people in this situation, for all benefits except the GI Bill. This happens if the VA looks at your overall service and decides […]
October 19, 2017 By Mike Richman Veterans Affairs Research Communications (Source: VA.gov) “Mitochondrial dysfunction among Veterans with GWI may help explain, in part, the persistence of this illness for over 25 years.” Researchers say they have found the “first direct biological evidence” of damage in Veterans with Gulf War illness to DNA within cellular structures that produce energy […]
The following are all the announcements regarding Veterans Affairs for October . Read what rules, regulations and hearing are coming down the pike.Application for Cash Surrender or Policy Loan: Agency Information Collection Activity October 30, 2017Veterans Health Benefits Handbook Questionnaire: Agency Information Collection Activity October 30, 2017Notice of Meeting; National Research Advisory Council October 27, 2017Report of Income […]
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.