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What Conditions Does the VA Consider Unratable?

What Conditions Does the VA Consider Unratable? What Conditions Does the VA Consider Unratable? Untitled design

There are a number of conditions that the VA will not qualify for a disability rating. This is due to several factors considered. The first and most obvious is that the condition is not considered service-connected and existed prior to service (EPTS). The next factor would be whether or not the condition is determined to […]

Can I receive CRSC and CRDP at the same time?

Can I receive CRSC and CRDP at the same time? Can I receive CRSC and CRDP at the same time? harli marten M9jrKDXOQoU unsplash

“Can I receive Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) and Concurrent Retirement Disability Pay (CRDP)?” It is relatively simple to understand once you understand the difference between the two and what the requirements are to obtain this compensation. In this blog, you will understand what Disability Retirement Pay is? How do I get Combat-Related Special Compensation? And […]

What you need to know about your VA medical records!

What you need to know about your VA medical records! medical records, va claim

Your medical records will either make or break your VA claim. By not having access to them, you are faced with a world of frustration, trying to make up for it with additional evidence. And by having perfect med records, you could be one of the lucky ones who have their claim approved the first […]

How do you get VA Disability for Back Pain?

How do you get VA Disability for Back Pain? mans back

Let’s start with the good news. 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 awarded compensation. This had been the de facto determination according to the Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims. Thankfully, […]

What to Expect from the VA for Flat Feet (Pes Planus)

What to Expect from the VA for Flat Feet (Pes Planus) What to Expect from the VA for Flat Feet (Pes Planus) flat feet

While often overlooked, a number of veterans experience the onset of pes planus (commonly known as “flat feet”) during and after their time in the service due to the high impact nature of training and work in the field.  Pes planus is a relatively common (it is estimated that 20-30% of the population has some […]

How to Get Benefits for Anxiety

How to Get Benefits for Anxiety How to Get Benefits for Anxiety

As of 2016, an estimated 20 percent of veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan suffered from anxiety, stress or depression.  From 2000 to 2012 the reports of anxiety disorders from service-members increased 327%. In other words, if you’re suffering from anxiety, you’re not alone.  It’s believed that the main reason behind the increase of anxiety reports […]

Getting a VA Rating for Sleep Apnea

Getting a VA Rating for Sleep Apnea Getting a VA Rating for Sleep Apnea Untitled design 1

Sleep apnea claims with the VA have spiked over the past decade, at one point being the most prevalent service-connected respiratory disability (at over 22%).  Unfortunately, the VA does not have a record of recognizing most of these claims, with the vast majority being rejected. This is due to the difficulty veterans are having proving […]

INITIAL VA DISABILITY CLAIMS: What You Need to Know

INITIAL VA DISABILITY CLAIMS: What You Need to Know filing va claim

“I just got out and I haven’t filed my initial VA Disability Claims, should I wait to file?” NO! This is a myth that you should wait until “things are bad” before filing! The reality of it is that the longer you wait after getting out the harder it will be to service-connect your disability. […]