Individual Unemployability is a part of VA's disability compensation program that allows Veterans Affairs to pay certain Veterans disability compensation at the 100% rate, even though Veterans Affairs has not rated their service-connected … [Read more...] about Individual Unemployability
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In Chris Attig’s article “Bad Medicine? 6 Ways to Challenge Veterans Affairs C&P Exam Results” This article is referenced from a longer article on “How to Use Court Cases to Improve Your Veterans Affairs Claim or Appeal” I’ve also include the … [Read more...] about Challenging Your C&P Exam
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after you have been through a trauma. A trauma is a shocking and dangerous event that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others' lives are in … [Read more...] about How Common Is PTSD?
Exposure to traumatic experiences has always been a part of the human condition. Attacks by saber tooth tigers or twenty-first century terrorists have likely led to similar psychological responses in survivors of such violence. Literary accounts … [Read more...] about History of PTSD in Veterans: Civil War to DSM-5 by Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD Senior Advisor and former Executive Director, National Center for PTSD
Being in the military everyone knows the hurry up and wait or the standing by to stand by. In this blog post Amanda Dejesus from Hill and Ponton tells about ways veteran's claims can be expedited:Veterans who are terminally ill Veterans who … [Read more...] about Hurry Up and Wait – at VA the tradition continues
No surprise this month to see Tinnitus questions as one of the top discussions. Tinnitus is the most common service connected disability. In the military there's a lot of boom boom and jet engines, while hearing protection has improved it's not … [Read more...] about Top 10 Discussions June 2017 – Veterans Compensation Claims
I’ve had friends, family, clients that have needed to file for disability, and for the right reasons. They’re very sick or whatever it may be, and they really did not realize that they had to have worked five out of the past 10 years. They thought … [Read more...] about Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Overview – Hill & Ponton
Special Monthly compensation was granted by Congress and they're pretty stingy unless we're talking about their paycheck. As for us, disability is a variable open to VA's interpretation. I find fighting them is like herding cats. They'll do anything … [Read more...] about Special Monthly Compensation – open to VA’s interpretation and unfamiliar to many raters.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?429945-1/va-secretary-shulkin-testifies-fy-2018-budgetUnemployability Excerpt starts at 00:53:03 video CHAIRMAN ISAKSON>I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE BUDGET FOR A MINUTE IF I MAY. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE … [Read more...] about Unemployability Discussed During Fiscal Year 2018 Veterans Affairs Budget Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin testified before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on his agency’s budget request for fiscal year 2018.
VA TL 10-07 below Rescinds VA TL 07-01 | September 14, 2010 | SUBJ: Adjudication of Claims for Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) PURPOSE Our purpose in issuing this training letter is to revise and clarify our policies and … [Read more...] about Total Disability Ratings Based on Individual Unemployability (IU) – VA Training Letter 10-97 Rescinds Training Letter 07-01