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VA Disability Claims

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 diagnosis and a medical nexus connecting 1 and 2. “Before November 2000, when the VCAA was enacted, veterans had to obtain a medical diagnosis of a current READ MORE

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John Dohrle will discuss the Benefit of the Doubt Rule

John provide expertise and assistance to world renowned neuro-radiologist Dr. Bash in the performance of conducting independent medical opinions to support veterans' disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Benefit of the Doubt Rule When it comes to the Benefit of the Doubt doctrine, the statute is 38 USC § 5107(b). That statute says: ?The [VA] shall consider all information and lay and medical evidence of record in a case before the [VA] with respect to benefits under laws administered by the [VA]. When there is anapproximate balance of positive and negative evidence regarding any issue material to the determination of a matter, the [VA] shall give the benefit of the doubt to the claimant.Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.blogtalkradio.com

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Tinnitus – VA Disability Claims » HadIt.com Veteran to Veteran

VA disability claims for noise-related hearing loss or tinnitus, there are certain things you’ll want to do to help your case: Provide detailed statements that explain the noise exposure you experienced during your military service. Cite the sources of the noise such as the machinery you used or the environment you worked in. Cite the duration of the exposure, and explain the type of hearing protection available for use (including no protection).Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.hadit.com

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Tinnitus – VA Disability Claims »

VA disability claims for noise-related hearing loss or tinnitus, there are certain things you’ll want to do to help your case:Provide detailed statements that explain the noise exposure you experienced during your military service.Cite the sources of the noise such as the machinery you used or the environment you worked in.Cite the duration of the exposure, and explain the type of hearing protection available for use (including no protection).Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.hadit.com

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4 Things Veterans Should Know About Sleep Apnea Claims

4 Things Veterans Should Know about VA Sleep Apnea Disability

True story. And I’ve been getting asked these questions for years. On top of that, for about two years, I noticed at my VA Benefits law firm and on the Veterans Law Blog that Veterans of all eras were seeking my help – from Vietnam to Cold War to Afghanistan and beyond – appealing their VA Sleep Apnea disability denials. In short, I READ MORE

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New Rules for VA Claims As Of March 15, 2015

If you file a claim after March 15, 2015 new rules apply. Questions to answer What are all these terms FDC DBQ Standardized Forms There is now only one form for filing each benefit – compensation, pension and dependency indemnity compensation and one form for submitting an appeal for a compensation claim. Intent to File READ MORE

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VA Claims – The Importance Of Understanding Exactly What Are

Issues, just what does the VBA consider to be Issues and why are the different type’s of Issues so important. Issues, in most cases are comprised of, the disabling conditions, the evaluations granted for percentage levels of compensation and the effective date/s assigned and factored into each individual part or portion of your pie, so READ MORE

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DSM-5 or DSM IV For VA Mental Disorders Compensation and

Question presented since we went from version IV to DSM-5 of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders M21-1 MR Part III IV 3 Sec A-1 General Claims Process: Which version are being used in claims? Click this link for the most recent version Section A. Examination Requests – Veterans Benefits – United States Department of Veterans Affairs READ MORE

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Filing A VA Service Connected Disability Compensation Claim

If you file a claim after March 15, 2015 new rules apply. There is now only one form for filing each benefit – compensation, pension and dependency indemnity compensation and one form for submitting an appeal for a compensation claim. Intent to File (Formerly informal claim, rules have changed) Ways To File A Claim File Online When filing a claim for compensation, the fastest and easiest way to file is electronically through eBenefits. Paper Filing

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Win Your VA Claim

You finally decided to file a VA claim for disability, so now what do you do? Maybe you already have started the paperwork yourself or have been helped by a veterans service officer (VSO) filling out the required VA Forms and are now one of many waiting to hear from the VA about your claims READ MORE

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