Hearing Loss & Blindness Veterans Benefits

Veterans Benefits for Hearing Loss or Blindness Hearing loss & blindness are disabilities that deserve compensation through benefits.  A large number of veterans experience hearing loss and tinnitus or ringing in the ears. Other veterans experience vision loss or other eye-related problems. For each of these elements, it is vital for a veteran to establish … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Upgrading Military Discharge Status

Upgrading Military Discharge Status   When an individual applies for Veteran Administration benefits, that person’s military discharge status will affect their eligibility for benefits. If an individual was discharged under honorable conditions, the individuals will likely face no difficulty in obtaining benefits. If an individual was discharged under anything less than honorable status, the individual … Continued

Veterans & Federal Contracts Upon Owners Death

What Happens to Some Federal Contracts for Veterans When the Owner Dies? There are various Federal Contracts owned by particular classifications of individuals including veterans. The unexpected death of an individual, however, can leave an individual with numerous questions about how ownership of the contract will transfer. This blog post will note some elements about … Continued

Veterans Benefits & Incarceration

Receiving Veterans Benefits While Incarcerated Statistics from the National Institute of Corrections reveal that veterans represent 9 out of every 100 individuals in jails or prison in the United States. Many individuals are not aware that veterans can still apply for Veteran’s Administration benefits while incarcerated. This article will explain some of the important aspects … Continued

Military Sexual Trauma

Military Sexual Trauma Military Sexual Trauma (MST) is an unfortunate occurrence. Unfortunately, many veterans who experienced this type of trauma are often too afraid of retaliation to report the incident. Fortunately, the Veterans’ Affairs Office understands that MST occurs and that too often individuals are severely affected by these events. Many individuals who experience MST … Continued

Distance Learning at Foreign Educational Institutions Eicher v. Shulkin

Distance Learning at Foreign Educational Institutions Eicher v. Shulkin David S. Eicher served in the Army from July 1987 to September 1993 and from April 1998 to February 2011. During his time, he served in both the Gulf War and Afghanistan. Before leaving service, Mr. Eicher applied to use his VA educational benefits under Chapter … Continued

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