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I encouraged you to keep the exam in perspective. What is that Perspective? Honestly, it comes down to recognizing that the purpose of the C&P Exam is NOT to convince the doctor that your injury is service connected, but to let him or her conduct … Continue Reading... about 10 Tips to Help You Keep the Compensation and Pension Exam (C&P exam) in Perspective
Greetings: I am grateful that one afternoon a few years ago, I Googled "I've had it with the VA". That simple "search" born out of utter frustration led me to "Hadit.com". And there it all started! As of two weeks ago, I'm rated 100% (long overdue). … Continue Reading... about 100% Rating – How I Did It! – Member Ping Juice
When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a Veterans Affairs 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 … Continue Reading... about 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims
Let’s take a look at 2 VA Sleep Apnea Claims VA Sleep Apnea Claim #1: This Veteran served in Iraq and Kuwait in 2003 to 2004. He was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2007, after his military service. The VA Regional … Continue Reading... about 2 similar Veterans both with VA Sleep Apnea Claims Different Results at the BVA?
While there are 2 legal processes to pursue an earlier effective date, there are several legal theories that can be used in those processes. Here are 2 of the most common legal theories to argue for an Earlier Effective Date in a VA Disability Compensation Claim. In a previous post, Chris talked about the only 2 legal … [Read More...] about 2 Times Veterans Should Argue for an Earlier Effective Date
100% Rating Reduced To 40% I live here in Central Texas near Fort Hood and was talking with a Vietnam Vet a Marine veteran who told me he got a letter from the Waco TX VA regional office saying that they purpose to reduce his disability from 100% un employable to 40% I was under the impression that 100% was permanent and … [Read More...] about 2017 Top 10 Discussions on VA Disability Claims Forums
The amount of basic benefit paid ranges, depending on how disabled you are. VA makes a determination about the severity of your disability based on the evidence you submit as part of your claim, or that VA obtains from your military records. VA rates disability from 0% to 100% in 10% increments (e.g. 10%, 20%, 30% etc.). … [Read More...] about 2018 VA Compensation Rates
Veterans Affairs disability compensations COLA is based on SSA's COLA. 2019 We will see a 2.8% COLA if you receive VA, SSI, or SSDI they all receive the same COLA. Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019. The 2.8 percent … [Read More...] about 2019 Cost of Living Allowance
[Reprinted here with permission from Veterans Law Blog] A de novo review is your other option. de novo, which means “new,” or “fresh look,” is a Latin term used by lawyers. In a de novo review, a DRO, who is a senior-level, highly experienced claim processor, looks at all the evidence of record (your entire claims file, … [Read More...] about 3 Things You Want Out Of a DRO Review – VA DRO Hearings (Decision Review Officer)
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 … [Read More...] about DSM-5 or DSM IV For VA Mental Disorders Compensation and Pension Exam
What does Development Letter Sent mean on Ebenefits? Development letters are sent in the early stages of your claim. It acknowledges your claim and asks for additional evidence if you have any. The VA is legally required to send this letter to you. … [Read More...] about Ebenefits Development Letter Sent
Claims Process Your claim can go from any step to back a step depending on the specifics of the claim, so you may go from Pending Decision Approval back to Review of Evidence. Ebenefits status is helpful but not definitive. E-benefits Stages of a … [Read More...] about Ebenefits Status Messages
Citation Nr: 1427733 Decision Date: 06/18/14 Archive Date: 06/26/14 DOCKET NO. 10-06 071 ) DATE On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina THE ISSUES Whether new and material evidence has … [Read More...] about Entitlement To Service Connection For Sleep Apnea, To Include As Secondary To Ptsd Granted
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 … [Read More...] about Establishing Veterans Affairs Service Connection for Disability Compensation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DYm8vRWwFk#action=share This and other videos are put out by Veterans Affairs and can be viewed here Filing Online For VA Benefits When filing a claim for compensation, the fastest and easiest way to file is … [Read More...] about Explore VA benefits: Overview of VA disability compensation and how to apply
Service-connected Disabled Veterans by Disability Rating Percentage: FY 1986 - 2013 Card Facts & Figures About Veterans and Soldier Source: PBS.org Experts estimate that the total monetary cost for the U.S. — including long-term veterans care — … [Read More...] about Facts & Figures About Veterans and Soldier
DATE: 02-13-91 CITATION: VAOPGCPREC 04-91 Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 04-91 (PDF at end of post) TEXT: Failure to Submit to Medical Examination--Insistence on the Presence of an Attorney and Use of a Recording Device QUESTION … [Read More...] about Failure to Submit to Medical Examination–Insistence on the Presence of an Attorney and Use of a Recording Device
Prepare An accredited representative can help you prepare and file your claim. Speed up your processing time by filing a fully developed claim. Learn more about evidence requirements. DOCUMENTS YOU’LL NEED For the first … [Read More...] about Filing A VA Service Connected Disability Compensation Claim
[fts_youtube playlist_id=PLrrh23QvVVYjNLjTmx8rMUUkrt-yZXry7 channel_id=vavetbenefits vid_count=12 vids_in_row=2 large_vid=yes] What Is a Fully Developed Claim? Source: VA.gov The Fully Developed Claims (FDC) program is an optional new … [Read More...] about Fully Developed Claim (FDC) Veterans Affairs Benefits Videos
Get to the P.O.I.N.T. Better Writing in Your Veterans Affairs Claim Save 10% use coupon code hadit - From Chris Attig - Veterans Law Blog Easy 5-step method for writing VA claims arguments that are clear, concise, and persuasive! You’ve been … [Read More...] about Get to the P.O.I.N.T. Better Writing in Your VA Claim
Military records and Claims folder’s If you have paper versions of these, first make a copy of each file on a different color paper such as buff or yellow. That way you will be able to tell what is the copy and what is the original. Use the … [Read More...] about Getting Your Documents In Order
The DSM-5 was published in May 2013 and it appears the GAF Scale is no longer being used in DSM-5. Below I've quoted from dsm5.org website. After that quote I have also included the GAF Scale from the DSM-IV for reference purposes. "With the … [Read More...] about Global Asset Functioning Scale (GAF Scale)
[ezcol_1half] Acquired immunodeficiency similar to Gulf War illness in a dead former serviceman. Roncati L, Gatti AM, Pusiol T, Barbolini G, Maiorana A. J R Army Med Corps. 2015 Jun;161(2):153-5. doi: 10.1136/jramc-2014-000345. Epub 2014 Nov … [Read More...] about Gulf War Illness – National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
From the State Department Afghanistan Background Notes The United States has made a long-term commitment to help Afghanistan rebuild itself after years of war. The U.S., along with others in the international community, currently provides … [Read More...] about Gulf War Veterans Information
Information for veterans, their families and others about VA health care programs related to Agent Orange Agent Orange Overview Approximately 20 million gallons of herbicides were used in Vietnam between 1962 and 1971 to remove unwanted plant life … [Read More...] about Agent Orange Symptoms and Effects
Originally appeared on Hill and Ponton Blog When dealing with VA claims, the topic of conversation generally revolves around obtaining a rating of 100%. However, even if you are rated 100%, you could qualify for additional benefits beyond the … [Read More...] about Aid & Attendance: SMC Benefits Beyond 100% – From Hill and Ponton by Kirsten Hirt, Claims Advocate
Am I eligible for emergency care at a non-VA facility? An eligible Veteran may receive emergency care at a non-VA health care facility at VA expense when a VA facility or other Federal health care facility with which VA has an agreement is unable to … [Read More...] about Am I eligible for emergency care at a non-VA facility?
Military Disabilities Made Easy: Analogous and Equivalent Codes .....................Buck Excerpt from the page Military Disabilities Made Easy Assigning Military Disability Ratings based on the VASRD (Veteran Affairs Schedule for Rating … [Read More...] about Analogously Ratings – Conditions Not In The Schedule For Rating Disabilities
Today, we’re gonna talk about the appeal itself. Once you get a decision, what you need to do after the decision. The two avenues we’ve seen are to appeal it, or to ask for a reconsideration. Carol, what are your thoughts on this? Don’t ask for a … [Read More...] about Appeal vs Reconsideration – Hill & Ponton, P.A.
One of the more difficult tasks for a returning veteran is applying for the many VA benefits. The unknown of "should I," "would I qualify," "how do I apply," or "where do I go for help" can be a frustrating experience. VA intends to ease those … [Read More...] about Applying for VA Benefits
http://youtu.be/25x53ibwp7A Military Review is published monthly by the US Army Command and Gen'l Staff College. For subscription info contact MR, USACGSC, Ft Leavenworth KS 60627 The battle of the Ia Drang Valley [IDV] was actually of series … [Read More...] about Battle of Ia Drang Valley [IDV] by LTC Kenneth R Pierce from “Military Review [MR]”, Vol LXIX, 1-89
Benefit Tip Co-Payment Reimbursement After receiving your service connection at 50% or above you can receive reimbursement for co-payments made from you initial service connection date. Take your award letter to your treating VA Medical Center … [Read More...] about Benefit Tip Co-Payment Reimbursement
Caluza Triangle - Caluza vs Brown defined what is necessary for service connection see COVA– CALUZA V. BROWN–TOTAL RECALL This has to be MEDICALLY Documented in your records: Current Diagnosis. (No diagnosis, no Service Connection.) In … [Read More...] about Caluza Triangle defines what is necessary for service connection.
You've just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It's a legitimate question - … [Read More...] about Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?
Full 2016 VBA Annual Benefits Report Full 2015 VBA Annual Benefits Report VA Disability Compensation The Compensation program provides tax-free monthly benefits to Veterans in recognition of the effects of disabilities caused by diseases, … [Read More...] about Common Claimed VA Service Connected Disabilities
Today, we want to kind of take the last two, the appealing both at the regional office and then also to the BVA and talk about what your job is. Once you’ve appealed, you’re going to have a couple years on either one to do, but you need to not just … [Read More...] about Common Mistakes – Dont Sit Back During Your Appeal – Hill & Ponton, P.A.
Matthew Hill: And today we’d like to talk to you a little bit about … We’re talking about a series on big mistakes vets make, and problems that are presented in their claim, that interfere with them getting the benefits they deserve. Today, we just … [Read More...] about Common Mistakes – Attending the C&P Exams by Hill and Ponton
[Reprinted here with permission from Veterans Law Blog]5 years ago, in 2012, I first wrote about an issue that has been one of my major “preaching” points in VA Claims and Appeals. I pointed out, in a post called “CAVC lashes out at VA: “Again, you … [Read More...] about CUE, the Presumption of Soundness, and Really Old Errors by Chris Attig
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 Judge AOJ Agency of Original Jurisdiction Appeal A request for a … [Read More...] about Definitions, Terms, Abbreviations