Can I Apply for Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability and Veteran Readiness and Employment (Vocational Rehab) Benefits?

Veterans can certainly ask for Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability (TDIU) and Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) benefits.  But (and you probably knew a “but” was coming) these programs address two different needs. As the name implies, TDIU benefits compensate individuals who cannot work gainfully because of a service-related physical or mental disability or …

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FAQs About VA Virtual Hearings

In April 2020, at the height of the spring 2020 coronavirus quarantines, lawmakers approved the VA Tele-Hearing Modernization Act. As a result, any room with a stable WiFi connection is a possible location for the Board of Veterans Appeals. Veterans can choose to have the hearing in their living rooms, their offices, or almost anyplace …

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Wait Times At The BVA

Wait Times At The BVA

What are the Current Wait Times at the BVA – Board of Veterans’ Appeals? In 2020, has there been any improvement to the current wait times at the BVA?  The much ballyhooed Appeals Modernization Act promised to return the Veterans Administration disability system to Abraham Lincoln’s vision.  A vision of a way “to care for …

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CAVC Win

CAVC WIN

A CAVC WIN Success Story In this article, we explain the claims process and go over what it takes to successfully appeal for CAVC win. The Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) resolves many disability cases. The crowded BVA docket resulted in long delays, and was one of the driving forces behind the 2017 Appeals Modernization …

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TDIU Application And Proof

TDIU Application And Proof

Understanding TDIU Application And Proof This article explores some TDIU Application And Proof nuts and bolts. In many cases, the VA percentage rating system is an excellent way to determine the extent of disability and the appropriate amount of benefits. But in many instances, the rigid rating system does not capture the full extent of …

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VA DIC Benefits

VA DIC Benefits

Who Qualifies for VA DIC Benefits? Understanding VA DIC benefits. DIC stands for Dependency Indemnity Compensation.  Qualified surviving spouses, children, or parents of a deceased veteran or service member may receive a tax-free, monetary benefit. In 2019, the Veterans Administration significantly expanded the Dependency Indemnity Compensation program. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act extended …

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PTSD Compensation

PTSD Compensation

A PTSD Compensation Success Story What is necessary to build a successful PTSD Compensation claim? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) claims are quite complex. The brain can tend to hide its own injuries, so when VA doctors ask about symptoms, Veterans often minimize the obstacles they face in their everyday lives.  Moreover, PTSD is difficult to …

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