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How Veterans Law is Made.

How Veterans Law is Made.

How is Veterans Law Made? If you file a VA claim or appeal, you are bound by the law – and so, too, is the Department of Veterans Affairs (at least in theory); how, then is Veterans Law made? And, second, can this knowledge of veterans law help disabled veterans...
What is the VA Claims File?

What is the VA Claims File?

I have long said that the VA Claims File is the most important document in your VA Claim. Why? In a nutshell, it is the key to winning your VA claim or appeal. The rating decisions sent out by the VA and the BVA decisions sound out by the Board are incredibly vague...
Can you service connect obesity? YES!

Can you service connect obesity? YES!

So you filed a VA Obesity claim.  At some point you have seen this phrase in a VA Ratings Decision or the decision of a BVA Judge: “Your obesity is not an injury or disease for VA purposes”. As of August 26, 2021, this is no longer correct. On that date,...
Episode 5: Accepting the Transgender Veteran.

Episode 5: Accepting the Transgender Veteran.

https://media.blubrry.com/therealveteran/p/ins.blubrry.com/therealveteran/The_Real_Veteran_Episode_5_Transgender_Veteran.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen I left the Army, I had no concept of what it meant to be transgender, nor did I know of anyone who...
Episode 4: Behind the Lens.

Episode 4: Behind the Lens.

https://media.blubrry.com/therealveteran/p/ins.blubrry.com/therealveteran/The_Real_Veteran_0104-Behind_the_Lens.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNo matter what branch you served in – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard – the purpose of...
Episode 3: Cornpone Opinions.

Episode 3: Cornpone Opinions.

Episode 3: Find out what corn pone has to do with reintegration into civilian life. Then, Tony Williams and I talk about his non-profit “Veterans Counseling Veterans” which works in unique ways to bridge the civilian-military gap.

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