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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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Update: Data Manipulation at a VA Regional Office

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) received an anonymous tip on August 10, 2016 that the Veterans Service Center staff at the Roanoke Regional Office combined VA appeals to decrease the backup in claims and met production goals by entering false d… Read More
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Rating Multiple Respiratory Conditions

Many veterans assume that if they suffer from two respiratory conditions they can receive separate disability ratings for both. This assumption makes sense from the veteran’s perspective.  After all, respiratory conditions can have vastly differen… Read More
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Bosley & Bratch Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway for Veterans

This year Bosley & Bratch will host our second annual Turkey Giveaway for Veterans on Monday, November 20th from 11 AM – 2 PM. This tradition began as a way to give back and build a community in the Clearwater area. Here at Bosley & Bra… Read More
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Happy Veterans Day

According to the United States Census from 2015, there are 21,369,602 veterans in our country. That is a lot of people to thank for their service! It is truly inspiring that millions of people are willing to risk their lives to make ours better. Take… Read More
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Changes To The Process of Pending VA Appeals Starting This November

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced on November 1st that it will launch the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program, or “RAMP”.  This program is intended to mirror the recent  Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017… Read More
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Secretary of Veterans Affairs Considers Adding More Conditions Linked to Agent Orange Exposure

New conditions are currently being considered by the VA and Secretary Shulkin to be added to the list of conditions linked to Agent Orange exposure for disability compensation following review of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)’s latest repo… Read More
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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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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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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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