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How You Can Qualify For VA Benefits

By   /  December 17, 2016  /  Veterans Benefits  /  No Comments

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Learn more about how to apply for the many types of VA disability benefits available to veterans and their dependants for service-related illnesses and injury.

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Veterans Disability Benefits: How to Apply and Submit Your Claim

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  Veterans Benefits  /  No Comments

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Winning approval for military service-connected injuries and illnesses can be a challenging process. We’ll show you how to optimize your VA disability claim.

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Disabled American Veterans Are Entitled to Compensation

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  Veterans Benefits  /  88 Comments

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About 600,000 veterans have a service-connected disability – that’s one out of every four of the 2.3 million vets who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, disability compensation is “a monetary benefit paid to veterans who are disabled by an injury or illness that was incurred or aggravated […]

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Understanding Veterans Disability Benefits

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  Veterans Benefits  /  168 Comments

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Veterans’ are entitled to compensation for disability from an injury or disease that occurred (or was aggravated) during active military service. This applies to partial or full disability, on a scale from 0 – 100% disabled, depending on how much the condition interferes with your normal life functions. Type of military service In order to […]

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Do VA Disability Benefits apply only if I’m permanently disabled?

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  Veterans Benefits  /  18 Comments

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Many may think VA disability benefits only apply to someone whose injuries are so severe that they’re confined to a wheelchair or have lost a limb. However, disability compensation is available to any veteran who has a physical or mental illness or injury incurred during, or aggravated by, military service. For each condition that is […]

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Increase in VA Disability Claims for PTSD

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  Veterans Benefits  /  89 Comments

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The VA disability claims, and benefits paid out, for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are increasing. In 2009, PTSD was the third most common approved VA disability condition for vets from Iraq and Afghanistan, after tinnitus and neck/back strain. PTSD a common result of combat Post-traumatic stress disorder is the most common mental health disorder experienced […]

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Veterans Disability Benefits – How do I apply?

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  Veterans Benefits  /  15 Comments

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To receive veterans disability benefits, you need to be officially designated as “disabled” by the Department of Veterans Affairs. According to the DVA, you need to be at least 10% disabled “because of injuries or diseases that were incurred in or aggravated during active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training” to be […]

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How is veterans disability compensation calculated?

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  Veterans Benefits  /  5 Comments

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In order to receive veterans disability compensation, you must first establish that you have a disability stemming from your military service. Once an eligible condition is identified, your level of disability will be scaled by the VA from 0% to 100%, depending on how much it interferes with your normal life functions. Benefits Begin at […]

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Waiting for Veteran Disability Benefits – How long does it take?

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  Veterans Benefits  /  223 Comments

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It has become a well-known fact that the DVA can take a long time to process claims for Veteran Disability Benefits. Nationwide, it took the VA on average more than eight months to process a claim in June, 2012 – this is 50% longer than it took in 2011. A report from the Center for […]

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Denial of VA Disability Claims – What you need to know

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  Veterans Benefits  /  508 Comments

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When VA disability claims are initially denied, the first thing veterans should know is that the VA has a very high error rate. After you receive your decision packet with details of your decision or award, you can appeal all or part of the decision. The appeal process can take a long time, but knowing […]

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