The Confusion of 100% Military Disabled

The Confusion of 100% Military Disabled

What does “100% Scheduler” Mean? The title 100% Scheduler means that you are 100% disabled. When you have this title, you can be re-evaluated every 4 to 5 years at the VA’s request. You can work as much as you would like. However, the VA can reduce your disability...
Why do I need a NEXUS letter?

Why do I need a NEXUS letter?

One of the significant reasons why a disability claim is denied is because of the inability to prove that the medical condition was caused or made worse by the veteran’s time in service. When filing for your VA Disability claim, the NEXUS is essentially your link...
The Path to 100 – the Continuation

The Path to 100 – the Continuation

This is the third part to Richard Shuminsky’s VA Disability story. The first two parts of this story can be found here and here. Was I excited that I was rated at 60%? Sure. Was I also pissed that many disabilities were deemed non-service connected? Yep! This...
The Higher-Level Review for OSA

The Higher-Level Review for OSA

What is the Higher-Level Review? The Higher-Level Review is the first level of appeal under the new modernization act. According to the VA, “ If you disagree with VA’s decision, you can request to have a senior reviewer take a new look at your case. The reviewer will...
The VA Claims Insider M21-1 VA Rater Handbook

The VA Claims Insider M21-1 VA Rater Handbook

Brian Reese the VA Claims Insider Team have created an easy to read and browse M21-1 VA Rater Handbook by keyword! Why? The VA Raters have a manual which explains every single condition, how it is rated, and what to award Veterans accordingly. Unfortunately, the...
What to do if I get a bad C&P Exam?

What to do if I get a bad C&P Exam?

Have you had a bad C&P exam? Maybe you were not prepared, or perhaps you had a bad C&P examiner. Whatever the reason there are some steps you can take to minimize the stress and anxiety of thinking, “this is it, it is over!” The exam can affect the final...
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation: The Invisible VA Benefit

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation: The Invisible VA Benefit

100% Permanent and Total Disability, this is one of the most unknown and overlooked exclusive VA benefits. Most of the 100% P&T Veterans only take advantage of the disability, based on the current stage of life they’re in. However, I would like to explain to...
Do I need my C-File?

Do I need my C-File?

One of the most popular questions we receive at the company is Veterans concern over the infamous, “C-File.” Clients often have either heard it mentioned during a recent visit to the VA hospital or from a buddy at the local VFW or American Legion. Clients often...
How do I get disability compensation for Presumptive Conditions?

How do I get disability compensation for Presumptive Conditions?

There is a large cloud of misunderstanding around the VAs Presumptive Condition List. Many veterans think that just because they have a disease that is listed on the VA Presumptive Condition list that they will automatically get a disability compensation payment. If...
Veterans with PTSD and service dogs

Veterans with PTSD and service dogs

Living with PTSD is often an invisible reality for many Veterans. With a staggering 20-22 estimated Veteran suicides a day, there truly is a need for alternative treatments for Veterans with physical and mental health challenges. This blog will focus on the mental...