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
VA Claims Articles
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
Excerpt from Hill and Ponton's What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)The goal for many veterans is to get to a 100 percent disability rating, but this is not always possible through the rating schedule due to an individual’s particular … [Read more...] about Unemployability from Hill and Ponton
Tinnitus | Hearing Loss PTSD Retroactive Pay ETS Notice of Disagreement (NOD) Major Depression Migraines FDC Fully Developed Claim Veterans Evaluation Services Degenerative Disc Disease E-BenefitsPreparation … [Read more...] about Hot Topics – VA Disability Claims
No, in fact, unemployability does not always mean that a veteran is not working. The key, however, is that all income earned from employment must be at or below the poverty level, or from a job that is considered to be “sheltered”. … [Read more...] about Can I work and receive TDIU? Yes, in some cases you can.