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How to Pass Your CP Exam for PTSD Benefits

How to Pass Your CP Exam for PTSD Benefits What to expect at a CP exam for PTSD

If you’re reading this, you have either already scheduled your CP exam for PTSD benefits or you are considering filing a claim, and you’re probably wondering what you can expect during the VA medical exam. Well, you came to the right place! We’ve put together a comprehensive breakdown so you know just what to expect […]

Why You Need to Request Military Medical Records

Why You Need to Request Military Medical Records Request Military Medical Records

In preparing your VA claim for disability compensation, it is vitally important to request military medical records, also called Service Treatment Records (STR). These records are often key to the decision made about your claim.  It is also vitally important that you review these records to make sure they’re accurate. Any inaccuracies in your records […]

Can the VA Reduce a PTSD Rating?

Can the VA Reduce a PTSD Rating? reduce ptsd rating

After all the work that goes into filing a successful VA claim, followed by all the waiting for the VA to issue a decision, there are few things that feel better than finally having your claim approved! But can the VA reduce a PTSD rating? The short answer is, yes. The VA absolutely can choose […]

What is the VA Benefits Delivery at Discharge Program?

What is the VA Benefits Delivery at Discharge Program? VA Benefits Delivery at Discharge Program

As many service members prepare to leave the military, they want to know, “What is the VA Benefits Delivery at Discharge program (BDD)? And how does it work?” Data from the last U.S. census shows that 19.6% of all veterans have a service-connected disability. Most of these are reported to the VA within the first […]

Filing a VA Claim for Migraines Secondary to Anxiety

Filing a VA Claim for Migraines Secondary to Anxiety migraines secondary to anxiety

Did you know you can claim migraines secondary to anxiety for VA benefits? Here at VA Claims Insider, we refer to secondary claims as “the Overlooked Claim” because so many veterans overlook this opportunity to file for more benefits.  According to the American Migraine Foundation, about 20% of people with episodic migraines have anxiety, and […]

How to File a VA Claim: The 3 Most Important Parts

How to File a VA Claim: The 3 Most Important Parts how to file a va claim

We cover a lot of topics here at VA Claims Insider, but sometimes it is important to get back to the basics like, “How to File a VA Claim for disability!” There are many disabilities with different helpful information and tips exclusive to them, but the truth is there is still a foundation of filing […]

How do I get VA Disability for Back Problems?

How do I get VA Disability for Back Problems? mans back

Let’s start with the good news about getting VA disability for back problems! In April 2018, it was determined by the Federal Circuit that the VA must award disability benefits for pain due to military service. Previously, pain without an underlying diagnosis was not awarded compensation, meaning that many, many veterans with a back disability […]

Your Guide to VA Survivor Benefits

Your Guide to VA Survivor Benefits VA survivor benefits

Here at VA Claims Insider, we know that one of the most unfortunate realities of military service is that sometimes we lose our loved ones too early. Because of this, the military has ensured that the VA Survivor benefits are readily available for families who have had to endure the greatest of tragedies.  If you […]

What Veterans with MS Need to Know to File a VA Claim

What Veterans with MS Need to Know to File a VA Claim What Veterans with MS Need to Know to File a VA Claim

Nobody knows why the rate for veterans with multiple sclerosis (MS) outnumbers the rate in the general U.S. population. An in-depth study by Military Medicine found that the rate of veterans with MS was around 1.3%, which is far higher than the estimated national rate of .0001%, even after recent studies have more than doubled […]

Can I Work with Anxiety Disability Benefits?

Can I Work with Anxiety Disability Benefits? Can I Get Anxiety Disability Benefits and Still Work?

Nearly 10% of veterans struggle with anxiety, making it one of the top disabilities the VA recognizes and issues benefits. This brings up a common question among veterans who have a claim for anxiety, which is, “Can I continue to work after receiving VA Anxiety Disability Benefits?” You’ll be happy to know that the short […]