Veterans Law Blog https://www.veteranslawblog.org I Teach What Others Keep a Secret. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 18:35:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 https://www.veteranslawblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/VLB-favicon-1.png Veterans Law Blog https://www.veteranslawblog.org 32 32 Sedentary Labor: Learn all about the VA’s favorite way to deny VA TDIU Benefits. https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-tdiu-benefits-sedentary-labor/ Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:27:54 +0000 http://www.veteranslawblog.org/?p=8987 The VA has a whole bag of tricks for denying entitlement to VA TDIU benefits. This, in my opinion, is really a tacky thing for the VA to do. The veterans seeking a TDIU rating are often earning wages below the poverty threshold – if they are earning anything at all. Veterans and their families […]

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How do I Increase my VA Disability rating? https://www.veteranslawblog.org/claim-for-increased-rating/ https://www.veteranslawblog.org/claim-for-increased-rating/#respond Wed, 29 May 2019 15:44:24 +0000 http://www.veteranslawblog.org/?p=7234 What is a claim for increased rating? When the VA grants service connection for your service connected disability, it will assign an initial rating. However, medical conditions are rarely static, and will frequently – almost always – get worse. So, when your service-connected medical condition or disability gets worse, you may want to consider filing […]

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Jim Jackson – Attorney in 3M Earplug Lawsuit https://www.veteranslawblog.org/jim-jackson-3m-earplug-lawsuit/ https://www.veteranslawblog.org/jim-jackson-3m-earplug-lawsuit/#respond Thu, 16 May 2019 19:41:30 +0000 https://www.veteranslawblog.org/?p=49292     Loading…  

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May 15, 2019: Procopio Update (Blue Water Veterans and the Agent Orange Presumption) https://www.veteranslawblog.org/blue-water-navy-agent-orange-procopio-update/ https://www.veteranslawblog.org/blue-water-navy-agent-orange-procopio-update/#respond Wed, 15 May 2019 22:24:17 +0000 https://www.veteranslawblog.org/?p=49176 I’m working to get this information out QUICK, so sorry for the brevity. You can catch up on what’s going on with Blue Water Navy Veterans and the presumption of Agent Orange exposure by clicking here. Here’s the updated timeline – keep in mind, the Department of Justice has until the end of May 2019 […]

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The first step to proving a VA disability for hearing loss. https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-disability-for-hearing-loss/ https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-disability-for-hearing-loss/#respond Wed, 15 May 2019 10:34:43 +0000 https://www.veteranslawblog.org/?p=49059 I’m sure that somewhere in some unit in the military, there is no noise. And because there is no noise, the veterans who served in this imaginary unit never experienced hearing loss. That is not true for the large majority of veterans – each and every one of us was exposed to intolerable levels of […]

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Understanding the 70 percent rating for PTSD. https://www.veteranslawblog.org/70-percent-rating-for-ptsd/ https://www.veteranslawblog.org/70-percent-rating-for-ptsd/#respond Mon, 06 May 2019 12:12:47 +0000 https://www.veteranslawblog.org/?p=48259 Today I want to take a deep dive into the 70 percent disability rating for PTSD. It is at this rating level where the most severe symptoms of PTSD have begun to manifest. I want to make 4 points to make from the beginning. First, it is my hope that this information is able to […]

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Are you getting the highest VA disability rating for erectile dysfunction? https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-disability-rating-for-erectile-dysfunction/ https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-disability-rating-for-erectile-dysfunction/#respond Thu, 02 May 2019 22:24:07 +0000 https://www.veteranslawblog.org/?p=47933 What is Erectile Dysfunction and What Causes It. Simply put, erectile dysfunction is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex. In my casual observance, an increasing number of veterans with male sex organs areseeking to service connect, and receive disability benefits for erectile dysfunction. It is becoming one of the […]

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When is the VA required to offer a VA Compensation Exam? https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-compensation-exam/ https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-compensation-exam/#comments Mon, 29 Apr 2019 05:18:53 +0000 http://www.attiglawfirm.com/blog/?p=850 You will often hear that the VA is required to offer a C&P Examination to Veterans seeking compensation for a service-connected disability. It is true that, as part of the VA‘s Duty to Assist, it may have to offer an examination to the Veteran seeking compensation or benefits. However, that does not mean that they must […]

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5 steps to a great VA rating decision letter! https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-rating-decision-letter/ https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-rating-decision-letter/#respond Mon, 15 Apr 2019 05:05:07 +0000 http://www.attiglawfirm.com/?p=3937 You will find that, with few exceptions, until you’ve received a VA rating decision letter on your claim, attorneys will not able to assist you in challenging the VA. That means it is up to you to make sure that your VA Claim is the best it can be. On one hand, it may help […]

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What does a Wooly Mammoth have in common with a VA Claim to Reopen? https://www.veteranslawblog.org/should-i-reopen-a-va-claim-or-appeal-the-denial-an-important-decision-you-do-not-have-to-make/ https://www.veteranslawblog.org/should-i-reopen-a-va-claim-or-appeal-the-denial-an-important-decision-you-do-not-have-to-make/#comments Wed, 10 Apr 2019 08:09:12 +0000 http://veteranlawblog.wpengine.com/?p=21999 They are both extinct. It used to be that Veterans had a choice. When they gathered new evidence that established an issue in a claim that the VA had previously denied, they had a choice to file a Claim to Reopen, or a Notice of Disagreement. This choice was largely driven by timing. If the […]

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