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 … [Read more...] about Researchers find evidence of DNA damage in Vets with Gulf War illness
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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, 2017 The Application for Cash Surrender or Policy Loan solicits information needed from Veterans to apply for cash surrender value … [Read more...] about Oct. 2017 VA Federal Register Announcements
USCAVC Sharp v. Shulkin No. 16-1385 Mr. Sharp, an Army Korean War veteran who suffers from numerous musculoskeletal injuries, argued that Veterans Affairs medical examinations he received were inadequate because the examiner failed to “ascertain adequate information — i.e., frequency, duration, characteristics, severity, or functional loss — regarding his flares by alternative … [Read more...] about Musculoskeletal VA Disability Claims – Sharp v Shulkin May Make Higher Disability Percentage Ratings Possible
Question. Will submitting a NEXUS letter for PTSD, from my VA Psychologist help my NOD if I have already submitted a Nexus from my Private Psychologist for PTSD?PTSD RELATED TO FEAR OF HOSTILE MILITARY OR TERRORIST ACTIVITYA veteran who is diagnosed with PTSD that is related to fear of hostile military or terrorist activity does not need to provide stressor … [Read more...] about Will PTSD NEXUS letter, from VA Psychologist help my NOD-I already submitted a Nexus?
I mention here, from time to time, the power of 38 CFR 4.6. I am putting this in the main forum because I think Veterans Affairs makes more CUEs regarding this regulation, then we know. Source Berta Simmons VA Claims ForumOne of the first things vet reps should look for in a denial, is whether the VCAA letter was correct (if that letter is detrimental to the claimant, it … [Read more...] about The Power of 38 CFR 4.6
Read the Full Report here VBA Annual Benefits Report FY 2016Totals – new recipientsVeterans who began receiving compensation benefits 284,550Survivors who began receiving service-connected death benefits 28,891Total: 313,441Estimated annual amounts paid – new recipientsBenefit program Number of recipients Estimated average … [Read more...] about Recipients, Payments and Disabilities FY 2016