VA Ratings for Rhinitis
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by Rachael
23h ago
VA Ratings for Rhinitis Rhinitis is presumed service-connected for many veterans, including those who were exposed to burn pits and others who served in areas where they were exposed to other fine particles in the air. Of course, establishing a service connection is only part of the VA disability claims process. It’s also up to the veteran to show the extent of the symptoms caused by rhinitis to establish the right VA disability rating.  Table of Contents Toggle VA Ratings for Rhinitis What is Rhinitis? How Does the VA Rate Rhinitis?  Conditions Secondary to Rhinitis Fighting for ..read more
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How to Use A Buddy Letter for Your VA Disability Claim
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by Rachael
6d ago
How to Use A Buddy Letter for Your VA Disability Claim If you’re filing a claim for VA disability benefits, you probably know that you’ll need to submit evidence such as proof of your military service and medical records. But, you may not be aware of the full range of opportunities available to help establish the extent of your disability, the progression of your medical condition, and perhaps even the connection between your military service and your current condition.  One important opportunity that some veterans overlook or don’t know how to make full use of is the lay witness statemen ..read more
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How You Can Increase Your VA Disability Rating
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by Rachael
2w ago
How You Can Increase Your VA Disability Rating As a disabled veteran, over time your disability may become worse. When a disabled veterans disability becomes worse they may be eligible for an increased disability rating. This can mean an increase in the amount of VA disability compensation provided monthly to the disabled veteran. Unfortunately, the process to do so can be long and daunting, this is where our team can help. Table of Contents Toggle How You Can Increase Your VA Disability Rating Connecting Your VA Disabilities Increasing Your VA Benefits The Next Steps To Take Read More Her ..read more
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VA Disability for Asthma
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by Rachael
1M ago
VA Disability for Asthma Asthma is a common medical condition in the United States, but it’s even more common among combat veterans. One study determined that service members who served in combat were 24-30% more likely to develop asthma than those who had not been deployed. Veterans with this service-connected condition may qualify for VA disability benefits.  Table of Contents Toggle VA Disability for Asthma What is Asthma?  Qualifying for VA Disability for Asthma VA Disability Ratings for Asthma What is Asthma?  Asthma is a chronic respiratory disorder that causes sym ..read more
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Filing a VA Claim for Secondary Service Connections
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by Rachael
1M ago
Filing a VA Claim for Secondary Service Connections Secondary service connections are often overlooked when a veteran is pursuing VA disability benefits. Sometimes, that’s because it isn’t obvious to the veteran that the secondary condition is related to the service-connected condition. But, there are good reasons to educate yourself about what a secondary service connection is and consider whether additional conditions should be added to your claim.  Table of Contents Toggle Filing a VA Claim for Secondary Service Connections What is a Secondary Service Connection?  Establishing ..read more
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Differences Between VA Disability and SSD
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by Rachael
1M ago
Differences Between VA Disability and SSD A disabled veteran may be eligible for both VA disability and Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, and you can receive both types of benefits simultaneously. However, the two programs work very differently, from how you qualify to how your benefits are determined.  Here are the key differences you should be aware of.  Table of Contents Toggle Differences Between VA Disability and SSD Qualifying for VA Disability v. SSD Service Connection v. Work Credits Medical Eligibility How Benefits Are Calculated Which Type of Disability Bene ..read more
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100% Disabled Veterans Spousal Benefits
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by Rachael
1M ago
100% Disabled Veterans Spousal Benefits The VA provides benefits to spouses of veterans with a 100% VA disability rating. These benefits may include additional monthly compensation as well as healthcare and educational benefits for the disabled veterans dependents. Also, if your partner with the 100% disability rating passes, you may be eligible for other VA benefits after their death. Table of Contents Toggle 100% Disabled Veterans Spousal Benefits Education Benefits Healthcare Benefits Spouses Who Pass Away With a 100% Disability Rating Other Benefits Available to Spouses of Deceased Vet ..read more
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How Does the VA Rate Back Pain?
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by Rachael
2M ago
How Does the VA Rate Back Pain? Back problems are common among veterans, and many qualify the veteran for a VA disability rating and the associated veterans disability benefits. But “back pain” isn’t a medical condition. How the VA determines a disability rating for back problems will depend on the service-connected condition (or secondary-connected condition) causing the back pain.  That means the possible VA disability rating varies significantly, depending on the condition and the degree of limitation caused by the condition.  Table of Contents Toggle How Does the VA Rate Back ..read more
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How Does Back Pay Work for VA Disability?
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by Rachael
2M ago
How Does Back Pay Work for VA Disability?  You probably know that getting your VA disability claim approved can take some time–especially if you have to go through an appeal. The good news is that if your claim is ultimately approved, you’ll get benefits starting from the effective date of your claim, not the date you were approved. That means that by the time your claim for veterans disability benefits is approved, you may be owed months or even a year or more of benefits.  Table of Contents Toggle How Does Back Pay Work for VA Disability?  What is the “Effective Date”?&nbs ..read more
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What Is TDIU and How Can I Get It?
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by Rachael
2M ago
What Is TDIU And How Can I Get It? The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) refers to individual unemployability as Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability. A veteran who qualifies for TDIU receives compensation or benefits at the same rate as a veteran with a 100% disability rating. The disability percentage ratings that are assigned to veterans frequently create a lot of confusion about which kinds of benefits a veteran may be entitled to. When a veteran does not satisfy the minimum disability rating requirements for these benefits, they may still qualify when their disabilities ..read more
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