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VA Form 21-4138

VA Form 21-4138 If the Veteran’s Affairs Office sends a veteran a request for additional information to support a claim or a more detailed explanation of an element in a person’s claim, the veteran file a Statement in Support of Claim or VA-Form 21-4138. These statements frequently include or describe the evidence that supports a […]

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Decision Review Officer Hearings

Decision Review Officer Hearings A Decision Review Officer is an employee of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs who review certain types of appeals concerning veterans’ disability benefits. Obtaining a DRO review is much faster than appeal to the Bureau of Veterans Affairs. In handling a decision review officer hearing, however, individuals frequently find it essential […]

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TDIU Claims

TDIU Claims   Many veterans experience conditions that significantly interfere with work but do not satisfy the Veterans’ Affairs definition of 100 percent disability. In these cases, Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability (TIDU) or Individual Unemployability (IU) claims provide the same types of compensation as 100 percent disability ratings to veterans when a veteran’s […]

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VA Compensation Pension Exam

Veteran’s Administration Compensation Pension Exam The VA Compensation Pension Exam is a routine part of the Veteran’s Administration claims process. In some cases, individuals who have more than one injury or illness might even need to attend a Compensation and Pension Exam for each individual health condition. How VA Compensation Pension Exams Are Conducted VA compensation […]

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Appeals & VA Disability Benefits

GAO Issues Report on Appeals & VA Disability Benefits   In March of 2017, the Government Accountability Office released a report titled “VA Disability Benefits: Additional Planning Would Enhance Efforts to Improve the Timelines of Appeals Decisions”. This report addresses the Veteran Administration efforts to reform the appeals process by focusing on potential improvements to […]

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Special Monthly Veterans Compensation

Special Monthly Veterans Compensation   Living with a disability can result in a veteran facing significant obstacles. There are some disabilities that a veteran can suffer that can result in compensation that is different from that received by veterans with other disabilities. These conditions are called “special monthly compensation” and can be received in addition […]

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Compensation vs Pension Benefits for Veterans

The Difference between Compensation and Pension Benefits for Veterans   Veterans who file a claim for benefits should understand the difference between compensation vs pension. Once an individual understands this difference, it is easier to understand what kind of benefits an individual desires and the process required in order to obtain these benefits. It is […]

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Individual Unemployability

 Do you qualify for Individual Unemployability VA disability compensation can be a tricky thing. Nearly all veterans are aware that they may qualify for compensation for injuries suffered or aggravated by their service. But many veterans are unaware that they may qualify to be paid at a 100% disability rate (the current effective rate pays […]

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Buddy Statements in Veteran Affairs’ Disability Claims

The Role of Buddy Statements in Veteran Affairs’ Disability Claims   When a veteran files a disability claim with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, it is often a wise idea to supplement this claim with a “buddy statement” or “statement in support of claim” that substantiates the type of event that caused the veteran’s disability […]

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Created by Joe Whitcomb, Esq.

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