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...
Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is described by the CDC as a long-term illness which causes many parts of the body to begin to stop working. This can be shown by fatigue, difficulty sleeping, and the inability to perform normal activities. Symptoms of this can come...
Service Connected Injury Increase

Service Connected Injury Increase

Last month, the Department of Veteran Affairs decided that veterans with neck, back, or joint disability may be able to qualify for an even higher rating. This can include those who are already receiving disability checks for one or more of these cases! After...
Timeline to a VA Decision

Timeline to a VA Decision

For VA Claims, it is a pretty well-known fact that claims take forever to get approved. Months of waiting for a returned claim as either partially or entirely denied. While changes are coming to the VA, they are slow and still frustrating. Here is a timeline of what...
Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a condition where during sleep, you temporarily stop breathing. It can arise from traumatic brain injury, obesity, or depression. It can also be the result of another injury. Sleep Apnea is very difficult to diagnose. Many times it is not recognized...
Top 5 Reasons VA Claims get Denied

Top 5 Reasons VA Claims get Denied

Receiving a claim denial can be a very frustrating time. Waiting for what seems like forever and having your claim denied, there’s nothing more discouraging. Here are a couple of the top reasons why claims get denied and what you can do to ensure your claim gets...
VA Disability Increase

VA Disability Increase

After five years, those receiving VA disability checks will finally get a 2% pay raise in the checks starting January of 2018. The shocking things about this is that this is the largest cost of living increase since 2012. Most recipients receive a COLA (Cost of Living...
What is a Lifestyle Impact Claim?

What is a Lifestyle Impact Claim?

A Lifestyle Impact Claim is a high-value secondary claim that many veterans are eligible for due to one or more primary service-connected disabilities. Most veterans, lawyers, and VSOs DON’T know about secondary claims, which are eligible for compensation under the...
Gulf War Compensation Denial Rate

Gulf War Compensation Denial Rate

Dept. Veteran Affairs denies more than 80% of veterans’ claims for benefits connected to Gulf War-related disabilities. The U.S. Government Accountability Office filed a report in June of 2017 publishing the investigation on the VA’s denial of Gulf War claims....
Can the VA reduce your Disability Claim?

Can the VA reduce your Disability Claim?

The short answer is, yes, they can and this starts with a VA Benefits Reduction Proposal from the Regional Office. First off, for what reasons can they take away your benefits? Protected Ratings The first way that your claim can be revoked is through a protected...