VA Disability Blog

VA Performs Unwarranted Medical Reexaminations for Disability Benefits

According to an investigation by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the VA spent over $10.1 million on unwarranted reexaminations in just six months and will waste an additional $100.6 million over the next five years. The OIG found that the Veterans Benefits...

Veterans with Hearing Loss from Defective 3M Earplugs: Fact Sheet

3M, the manufacturer of earplugs, is alleged to have sold defective earplugs to the military. As a result of these defective earplugs, members of the military who used them may experience damage to their hearing. The issue was exposed when a whistleblower notified the...

How to Qualify for Disability Benefits for Surgery

VA Disability Ratings for Surgery How to Qualify for Disability Benefits for Surgery Veterans may be able to get disability benefits if they have had surgery or received treatment at a VA hospital, approved hospital, or outpatient center for a disability related to...

Protecting Your Benefits – Avoid Being Scammed!

Have you had a suspicious call from a person or organization stating they were with or a representative of the Department of Veterans (VA) and offering a large payout for a small fee? If so, you could be getting scammed. Click here to read an article from the VA that...

Permanent and Total VA Disability Ratings for PTSD

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. Symptoms of PTSD usually begin within three months of the...

Depression And Your VA Claim

Depression can negatively affect every aspect of your life: how you feel, think, sleep, function, and interact with others. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health Issues, about 14% of veterans suffer from depression. Depression is one of the most common...

Four Tips On How To Get The Highest PTSD Rating

If you have been fortunate enough to have been granted service connection for PTSD, then you have probably been given a disappointingly low rating.  This is a very common situation so you are not alone. The VA regularly underrates PTSD claims.  In the...

Recent Appeals Decision Helps Veterans Prove In-Service Personal Assault

A recent decision from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims may make it easier for veterans claiming disability due to PTSD to prove in-service personal assault. There are special rules in place where in-service assault is involved. The VA knows it can be hard for...

How to Qualify for Disability Benefits for Surgery

VA Disability Ratings for Surgery How to Qualify for Disability Benefits for Surgery Veterans may be able to get disability benefits if they have had surgery or received treatment at a VA hospital, approved hospital, or outpatient center for a disability related to...

VA Ratings for Amputations

VA Rating for Amputation and Loss of Use Amputations and loss of use injuries are life-changing. The physical limitations can be profound and are permanent. Despite medical advances in surgical repair and prosthetics, some veteran may never recover function. The VA...

How To Get VA Disability For Lupus

Lupus Research shows that lupus is becoming more prevalent among the military population. Due to many things that veterans are exposed to in service, service members have a higher chance of developing lupus. What is Lupus? Lupus is a long term autoimmune disease in...

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