Veterans Disability Info Blog



VA Finalizes Rules to Deal with the Contaminated Water at Camp Lejuene

VA Finalizes Rules to Deal with the Contaminated Water at Camp Lejuene

Veterans who are exposed to the contaminated water at the Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune over a 35-year period can now apply for veterans’ disability compensation using new rules that were just recently finalized.  This change in approach with these cases is expected to affect as many...

Entitlement to Service Connection for PTSD Granted After 42 Years

Entitlement to Service Connection for PTSD Granted After 42 Years

In April 1975 U.S. Forces participated in Operations Eagle Pull and Frequent Wind.  These operations were designed to help evacuate Saigon and Cambodia.  Our client, Larry, participated in these evacuations and he experienced the fright that comes from fear of impending hostile...

Whistleblower Wins $857K Cash For Exposing Hayner Hoyt SDVOSB Fraud

Whistleblower Wins $857K Cash For Exposing Hayner Hoyt SDVOSB Fraud

Are you an employee of a service-disabled veteran-owned small business who suspects fraud against the government set-aside contract program? Whistleblower John Rubar recently won $857,000 for reporting allegations that New York-based construction company, Hayner Hoyt, fraudulently obtained a...

Whistleblower Rewards for Veterans Who Report Defense Contractor Fraud

Whistleblower Rewards for Veterans Who Report Defense Contractor Fraud

As soldiers, veterans and military contractors, we pride ourselves on the services we provide to our nation. The government offers hundreds of billions of dollars each year to defense contractors and private security companies who work to keep America strong.
While the VA struggles to provide...



Why VA Needs to Prioritize Claims for Mental Disabilities

Why VA Needs to Prioritize Claims for Mental Disabilities

I wish I could say it was the first time this has ever happened. But it’s not. More times that I would like to admit we’ve received phone calls from family members of veterans who have committed suicide due to the stress and mental disorders they are experiencing.
The VA’s...

VA Whistle-blower is Subjected to Retaliation and Resigns

VA Whistle-blower is Subjected to Retaliation and Resigns

A Department of Veterans’ Affairs employee who blew the whistle on the VA’s use of unauthorized wait lists for mental healthcare in Colorado has resigned after describing his being subjected to retaliation for speaking out.
The whistle-blower describes VA conduct such as assigning...