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When we all got out of the military, we thought our days of acronyms and weird abbreviations were over, right? Think again - VA Benefits are loaded with phrases and acronyms that can be overwhelmingly puzzling sometimes. Take TDIU for example - it is one of the many...read more
The phrases "100% disabled," "permanent and total VA disability ratings," and "total VA disability rating" get thrown around a lot in Veterans disability benefits claims. Problem is, that phrase doesn't always mean the same thing to everyone. In fact it can mean...read more
Would you leave home with HALF an umbrella? No, of course not.
Unfortunately, the VBA and BVA often only make HALF the decision in your appeal.
Here are 5 of the more common errors in decisions as a Board of Veterans Appeals Attorney.read more
There are a lot of myths surrounding VA individual unemployability benefits - what we commonly call VA TDIU. Some folks tell you that to qualify for TDIU have to be unemployed (That's not true.) Some folks tell you that you have to be unable to do any work. (Also not...read more
The day was just like any other day. Until you checked your mail. The big brown envelope was in it, with the VA logo in the upper left corner. You knew it was your VA PTSD Rating Decision. It's about time - you filed your PTSD service-connection claim 18 months ago....read more
Far too many veterans approach their VA C&P exam like it's a hearing or a trial. The result of this is that the VA C&P examiner acts like a lawyer and defends the VA's position. In other words, you get an adverse - and very legalistic - VA C&P exam...read more
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What is VA Form...read more