Solider illness linked to burn pit

Solider illness linked to burn pit

Thousands of U.S. military and others who were affected by toxic burn pits could now finally receive their denied treatment. According to Fox News, the U.S. Department of Labor recently learned that these open aired burn pits are in fact connected to lung disease. An...
Top GI Bill facts

Top GI Bill facts

After World War II, the United States Government began offering benefits to Veterans leaving the military to give them the opportunity to attend college. The GI Bill can pay for job training, college, or graduate school for qualifying Veterans for 36 months of...
What you need to know about Hazlewood Act

What you need to know about Hazlewood Act

Veterans who currently reside in the state of Texas could qualify for the Hazlewood Act. Qualified Veterans, spouses, and children could be able to use Hazlewood benefits. Through the Act, you are available for 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fees, at a...
Government Shutdown

Government Shutdown

By now, everyone has heard about the government shutting down this week. We know many Veterans might be worried about how it will affect their specific situation. We are here to tell you how each department will be affected! The short answer is that the shutdown will...
Clothing Allowance

Clothing Allowance

The VA has a little-known benefit which helps veterans get funds for clothing. If you are a Veteran, who has a clothing need you can qualify for a monthly clothing allowance. You can be eligible for this by having a service-related disability as an additional part of...
Dependency Indemnity Compensation

Dependency Indemnity Compensation

Veterans who pass away due to military service could be eligible for surviving spouses to receive benefits. This is known as the Dependency Indemnity Compensation (DIC). A monthly, tax-free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of military Service members who...
Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries

According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the number of soldiers with reported brain injuries has increased over the past couple years. In fact, an estimated that 22% of the combat casualties from both the Afghanistan and Iraq war come from traumatic brain...
Extra-Schedular Ratings

Extra-Schedular Ratings

Sometimes a disability has unique manifestations that are above and beyond what the rating criteria analyze. These manifestations can have a devastating impact on the veteran’s ability to work.  Under these circumstances, the VA may refer a case for “extra-scheduler”...
Decision Ready Claim Expansion

Decision Ready Claim Expansion

The VA office recently came out with the option for a Decision Ready Claim which you can find our other blog post about here. Now, the VA is expanding the DRC to include more types of claims.   The VA office is working on expanding their program in order to provide...
Cholangiocarcinoma in Vietnam Veterans

Cholangiocarcinoma in Vietnam Veterans

Veterans who have served in Vietnam could have a new battle to fight, this time from home. Cholangiocarcinoma, a disease contracted from eating river fish. This slow killing parasite is found in certain parts of Asia and is contracted from uncooked fish. This...