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Changes in Special Monthly Compensation

Have you heard about Special Monthly Compensation (SMC)?  SMC is compensation paid in addition to regular disability compensation to a veteran who, as a result of military service, incurred the loss or loss of use of specific organs or extremit… Read More
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Is Pain a Disability?

Generally, to receive VA benefits, a veteran must prove (1) the presence of a current disability, (2) an in-service injury or disease, and (3) a connection between the first two elements.  While all of this may seem simple enough, one issue that som… Read More
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David Shulkin Ousted as VA Secretary

On Wednesday, President Trump fired Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin who was embroiled in scandal over charging taxpayers for luxury travel. Trump has nominated Ronny L. Jackson to replace the former secretary. Jackson is an active-duty rear… Read More
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Why Hire a Lawyer to Fight the VA?

You may wonder why hiring a veterans disability lawyer is necessary. Well, first off, the statistics show that having a lawyer on your side increases your chances of winning.  In fact, the most recent report from the Board of Veterans Appeals, which… Read More
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10 Best Military Movies of All Time From The Experts

Inspired by the Oscars and the lauded film Dunkirk, we thought we would poll our office military veterans to find out both the best and most realistic military movies. After consulting the experts, we read through many popular reviews before finalizi… Read More
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Case Update: Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Turner v. Shulkin has made a significant impact on pending claims. Read about how it could lead to a greater pay out below.  In the VA claims process, the term “new and material” commonly describes the type of evidence needed to reopen… Read More
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The VA Rating Schedule: When "Average" Doesn't Fit

The goal of the VA disability rating system is to ensure that veterans are appropriately compensated for disabilities caused by their service to our nation. To do this, the VA has established the schedule of ratings, complete with diagnostic codes me… Read More
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Toxic Exposure Declassification Act: What this Means for You

Last month, the National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law. Included in this bill was a provision called the Jack Alderson Toxic Exposure Declassification Act, which calls for the declassification of documents from decades ago that could… Read More
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VA Claim Checklist

Get organized for the New Year with this printable checklist that will help you gather the necessary documents for filing a claim.  The entire process of filing a claim can be very overwhelming. Stay organized by compiling all relevant documents and… Read More
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What Is RAMP And Should You Opt In?

On November 2, 2017, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP).  RAMP is the first step in the implementation of the appeal reform outlined in the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernizati… Read More
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May
14
Have you heard about Special Monthly Compensation (SMC)?  SMC is compensation paid in addition to regular disability compensation to a veteran who, as a result of military service, incurred the loss or loss of use of specific organs or extremit… Read More
May
11
Generally, to receive VA benefits, a veteran must prove (1) the presence of a current disability, (2) an in-service injury or disease, and (3) a connection between the first two elements.  While all of this may seem simple enough, one issue that som… Read More
Mar
29
On Wednesday, President Trump fired Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin who was embroiled in scandal over charging taxpayers for luxury travel. Trump has nominated Ronny L. Jackson to replace the former secretary. Jackson is an active-duty rear… Read More

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