What Is Individual Unemployability

Individual Unemployability

What is Individual Unemployability (IU)? Individual Unemployability (IU) is a part of VA’s disability compensation program.  This program allows the VA to pay certain Veterans compensation at the 100% rate.  Veterans can get benefits even though VA has not rated their service-connected disabilities at the 100% level. What  Are The Eligibility Criteria For Individual Unemployability? …

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Diseases Associated With Agent Orange

Diseases Associated With Agent Orange

What Are The Diseases Associated With Agent Orange? Medical science has determined a variety of diseases associated with Agent Orange. Because of this the VA recognizes certain cancers as presumptive diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange.  Also connected to Agent Orange are numerous other health problems. Adding to that, exposure to certain other herbicides …

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Special Monthly Compensation

Special Monthly Compensation

What is Special Monthly Compensation (SMC)? Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) is a higher rate of compensation paid to Veterans due to special circumstances.  Like the need of aid and attendance by another person.  Or by specific disability.  Such as a loss of use of one hand or leg. What Qualifies For Special Monthly Compensation  Loss, …

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Asbestos Exposure and VA Benefits

Asbestos Exposure and VA Benefits

About Asbestos Exposure and VA Benefits This article answers questions about asbestos exposure and VA benefits the may be available if you have a related illness. If you are a Veteran and you served in any of the following occupations you may have been exposed to asbestos: mining milling shipyard work insulation work demolition of …

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What Is Individual Unemployability

Individual Unemployability

What is Individual Unemployability (IU)? Individual Unemployability (IU) is a part of VA’s disability compensation program.  This program allows the VA to pay certain Veterans compensation at the 100% rate.  Veterans can get benefits even though VA has not rated their service-connected disabilities at the 100% level. What is the eligibility criteria for Individual Unemployability? …

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VA Disability Compensation

VA Disability Compensation

Understanding VA Disability Compensation The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will pay monthly Veterans Disability Compensation to Veterans who have a service-connected disability.  Veterans who received their discharge under circumstances other than honorable are eligible. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs describes Disability Compensation: The VA Disability Compensation is a tax-free monetary benefit paid …

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VA Fiduciary

VA Fiduciary

What is a VA Fiduciary? This article explains a VA Fiduciary and how to get the protection. If you are a Veteran and you are unable to manage your financial affairs, due to injury, disease or aging, you may be assigned a fiduciary. A fiduciary is a financial manager or trustee of your VA disability …

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Agent Orange

Agent Orange

What is Agent Orange? The history and use of Agent Orange is detailed here along with the explanation of what it is. “Agent Orange” refers to a number of different herbicides.  During the Vietnam War, U.S. Air Force aircraft sprayed various herbicides that killed the dense tropical foliage.   Which in turn provided a natural cover …

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Open Air Burn Pit 600

Open Air Burn Pits

Open Air Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan Open air burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan have damaged the health of a vast number of veterans. Last year (January 2015), the U.S. Supreme Court allowed several lawsuits to move forward against government contractors that were used in Iraq and Afghanistan. The higher court declined to …

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