VA

The Three Tenets of All Successful VA Claims and Appeals

Like Social Security, many VA claims for service-connected disability compensation are denied in the initial claims process.  The reasons for denial can be varied.  For those seeking service connected claims while employed, or after recently being employed, the arguments of the VA often appear hard to overcome.  In every case, there are three fundamental tenets…

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Service Connection: How to Order Your Military Service Records For a Disability Claim, For Free!

At its most basic level, service-connected disability is a loss of physical or mental function as a result of some aspect of your military service.  The way you, me, or a nameless claims evaluator assess these descriptions are often wildly different.  Because of this, it is an absolute must that you order your DD214 and…

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Gulf War Illness and Unfair VA Practices

Gulf War Illness and Unfair VA Claims Denial Practices

In our article, How the VA is Failing Gulf War Vets, we described how systematic problems at the VA seem to be resulting in neglect of legitimate service connected claims for Gulf War Illness.  Since we published that article, Anthony Hardie, a Gulf War Veteran and Director for the Veterans for Common Sense published written testimony…

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The VA is Failing Gulf War Veterans

“All over the country, it’s the same thing being reported. These people walk into a VA hospital or clinic and either the physicians don’t know about Gulf War illness or they pretend they don’t know and the Veteran ends up in the psych ward.”  ~ Capt. David Winnett (USMC – Ret) Source Many Veterans have…

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