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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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CAVC Compensation

CAVC Compensation

A CAVC Compensation Success Story In this article, we explain the claims process and go over what it takes to successfully appeal for CAVC compensation. 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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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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TDIU Effective Dates

TDIU Effective Dates

What Does the Law Say About TDIU Effective Dates? It is critical to understand the legal aspects concerning TDIU Effective Dates. The proper backdating of a Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability claim, as well as the correct understanding of the nature of these claims, could mean thousands of dollars in additional benefits for your …

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TDIU Pleading And Proof

TDIU Pleading And Proof

Understanding TDIU Pleading And Proof This article explores some TDIU Pleading 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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TDIU Extraschedular Claim

TDIU Extraschedular Claim

TDIU Extraschedular Claim Under 38 CFR 4.16(b) What is a TDIU Extraschedular Claim Under 38 CFR 4.16(b)? While the Veterans Administration can be rather good at assessing disability ratings, there are a number of situations that do not fit neatly into numerical categories. For example, a Veteran might sustain a leg injury which causes a …

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Agent Orange and Survivors' Benefits

Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits

Detailing Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits In regards to Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits, the VA offers a wide range of benefits to surviving spouses.  In addition, the dependent children and dependent parents of Veterans may be eligible. The qualifications for eligibility include the veteran’s exposure to Agent Orange. And then later dying as the …

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PTSD and Combat Veterans

70% PTSD Rating

How do I Receive VA TDIU for a 70% PTSD Rating? Combat Veterans have struggled with PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other mental health-related issues for centuries.  Records of PTSD-like symptoms date back to the Middle Ages. The horrors of World War I took PTSD-like symptoms to another level. New weapons meant new brain …

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PTSD Through The Years

PTSD Through The Years

Following The Impact Of PTSD Through The Years The impact of PTSD through the years has been mirrored in the motion picture business. 2019’s Rambo: Last Blood ended the John Rambo saga. When the character, Rambo, first appeared in 1982’s First Blood, PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder tormented him. He was unable to control his …

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