PTSD and Mental Health Claims
Many veterans have some type of PTSD or mental health related symptoms related to their active duty military service. PTSD and mental health claims are high-value claims, which vary from 0% to 100%, depending upon the severity of your symptoms.
We have a proven process to diagnose the condition, service connect the in-service stressor to your current symptoms, and prove the severity of symptoms over time to get you the rating you deserve.
Many veterans don’t know how to properly file a claim for Sleep Apnea or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) to be granted service connection as well as the proper disability rating. We can help you file a successful claim for Sleep Apnea or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
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 law.
A Lifestyle Impact Claim provides a veteran with additional compensation if a current primary service connected disability has impacted or limited your life in some way. This could be occupational, social, or recreational impairment.
To qualify for a Lifestyle Impact Claim, you must have a primary service connected disability rated 0% or higher, and that primary disability must be significantly affecting your life in a negative way.
We can help you file for and win your Lifestyle Impact Claim.
Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU)
Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) is a part of the VA’s disability compensation program that allows the VA to pay certain veterans disability compensation at the 100% rate, even though the VA has not rated their service-connected disabilities at the total level.
To qualify, you must have at least one service connected disability rated at least at 60%, OR two or more service connected disabilities at least one disability ratable at 40 percent or more with a combined rating of 70 percent or more.
You must be unable to maintain substantially gainful employment as a result of service-connected disabilities (marginal employment, such as odd jobs, is not considered substantial gainful employment for VA purposes).
Gulf War Syndrome
A prominent condition affecting Gulf War Veterans is a cluster of medically unexplained chronic symptoms that can include fatigue, headaches, joint pain, indigestion, insomnia, dizziness, respiratory disorders, and memory problems.
The VA refers to these illnesses as “chronic multisymptomatic illness” and “undiagnosed illnesses.” But they really mean Gulf War Syndrome.
If you served in the middle east from 1990 to PRESENT day, we may be able to help you file a successful claim for Gulf War Syndrome.
It’s important to know that agent orange is environmental exposure and it’s not a claimable disability. You can only file for the disability that results from the exposure to the herbicide. If you’ve already filed claims related to agent orange exposure, there is a good chance that you’ve missed some or all of the secondary conditions.
This is another case where VSOs who don’t understand pathophysiology and pharmacology (drug interactions, side effects and the problems they cause) can overlook a lot of potential claims. We dramatically increase the value of most of our veteran’s claims because we can identify conditions and their connections to agent orange exposure that most VSOs will miss.
The VA Claims Insider team has experience filing EVERY SINGLE disability claim listed in the eCFR, Title 38, Schedule 4, Schedule for Rating Disabilities. Please contact us if you need help filing or re-filing your VA disability claim. We are veterans helping veterans get the VA disability compensation YOU deserve.