Never lie, never exaggerate, just the facts. 1. That the examiner "reviewed your records". Leaving this off can result in a denial. 2. The IME examiner needs to be experienced and or trained in your issue. That is, a PHD in History, can not make a valid opinion as to the cause of your hearing loss, for examplel. Its best to have a CV of the doctor, showing his … [Read more...] about Your IME/IMO doc needs to supply VA with the information it needs, and not all non Veterans Affairs docs know the format for this…
Do you trust the VA to discuss medical marijuana? Many veterans don't, VA docs can't prescribe, they can, it says, discuss how it might interact with other medications or how it might effect pain management or PTSD symptoms. VA providers are still NOT permitted to refer veterans to state-approved medical marijuana programs, since the drug is illegal under federal law, with … [Read more...] about VA Clears The Air On Doctors Talking To Veterans About Marijuana Use
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 Veterans Affairs Disability Claims. [Reprinted here with permission from Veterans Law Blog] 1. What benefits do you get … [Read more...] about 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims
Keeping the bills paid, the kids feed and a thousand other things you have to worry about each month, the last thing you need is for your income to disappear and then be saddled by a huge debt. If VA overpaid you they have every right to inform you and work out a repayment plan, but they should not have the right to put a family in a desperate situation because of their … [Read more...] about VA Asking Veterans to Return Benefit ‘Overpayments’
Brooke King writes an insightful article on the The Atlantic having kids and PTSD. I was never blessed with children of my own but I have had my nieces and nephews live with me on and off for years from the time they were little. Brooke talks about special rules in their family like "We don't scare Mommy", and "We don't play hide-and-seek" I can relate we had our rules "Don't … [Read more...] about A Veteran Wonders: How Will My PTSD Affect My Kids?