PTSD Based on In-service Assault

According to the most current Title 38 regulating Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans’ Relief: (5) If a posttraumatic stress disorder claim is based on in-service personal assault, evidence from sources other than the veteran’s service records may corroborate the veteran’s account of the stressor incident. Title 38 → Chapter I → Part 3 → Subpart A → §3.304 Examples of such evidence include, but are …

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Findings on Statin Drugs and Cancer

In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA), Thomas B. Newman, M.D., MPH, and co-workers show that all cholesterol-lowering drugs, both the early drugs known as fibrates (Clofibrate, Gemfibrozil) and the newer drugs known as statins (Lipitor, Pravachol, Zocor), caused cancer in rodents at the equivalent doses used by humans. Researchers …

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What is Special Monthly Compensation Category S?

Category S is a separate level of  Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) and addresses Housebound Benefits. Housebound status is another type of SMC that entitles a veteran to additional compensation if they are confined to their home because of their service connected disability, and it is reasonably certain that the disability will continue throughout their lifetime. …

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