14 Questions About VA Disability Claims – 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.
Veterans Affairs Math Explained – It’s Not Your Mother’s Arithmetic – “Veterans Affairs Math” is the way that Veterans Affairs computes combined impairment ratings for multiple conditions in a Veteran’s compensation benefits claim – and it requires that you unlearn real math.
Veterans Affairs C&P Exam Do’s and Don’ts – This person is going to judge you. It’s his/her job and that is why you are there.
Requesting a Copy of your Veterans Affairs Claims Folder (C-File) – The infamous C-File We can not stress enough how important it is to: View your Veterans Affairs Claims Folder at the Veterans Affairs regional office (find your Regional Veterans Affairs Office here)
Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Overview – Hill & Ponton – 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 maybe because they had worked 20 years, and they had … [Read More…]
Individual Unemployability – Individual Unemployability is a part of VA’s disability compensation program that allows Veterans Affairs to pay certain Veterans disability compensation at the … [Read More…]
Can I work and receive TDIU? Yes, in some cases you can. – Am I automatically disqualified from consideration for IU because I have a job? 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”.
Veterans Affairs Fast Letters and Veterans Affairs Training Letters – The following is the index with links to the various Training and Fast Letters plus a few miscellaneous. These letters are not necessarily in the original formatting. I have tried to present them in an easy-to-read form instead of some forms as originally … Read Full Article
Establishing Veterans Affairs Service Connection for Disability Compensation – There are two types of service-connection: Direct and Presumptive There are three requirements to establish direct service-connection for residuals of injuries and diseases; In-service documentation of an injury or disease. A current condition with a medical … Read Full Article
Veterans Affairs Claims Self Help Guide – There are two types of service-connectionThere are three requirements to establish Direct service-connection for residuals of injuries and diseases;1) In-service documentation of an injury or disease. 2) A current condition with a medical … Read Full Article
A Veterans Benefits Raters View – “First, allow me to introduce myself with some background info. I am a veteran, a nurse, a woman, and decide VA disability claims.” Author Unknown I share many of the frustrations of veterans when I see claims that have not been properly or expeditiously … Read Full Article
Definitions, Terms, Abbreviations – Advance on the Docket A change in the order in which an appeal is reviewed and decided – from the date when it would normally occur to an earlier date.ALJ Administrative Law JudgeAOJ Agency of Original JurisdictionAppeal A request for a review of … Read Full Article
Veterans Affairs Reexaminations and Reductions of Veterans Disability – References to help you understand protected ratings.Veterans Affairs Reexaminations and Reductions of Veterans Disability BenefitsWhat Is The 20-year Rule Concerning The Protection Of My Rating?VA Manual M21-1MR Part III Subpart IV Chapter 8 Section C Protected … Read Full Article