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VA Benefits for Exposure to Hawaii Red Hill Jet Fuel Leak

VA Benefits for Exposure to Hawaii Red Hill Jet Fuel Leak

Thousands of military service members and military families stationed in and around Oahu’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam are suffering adverse health problems from toxic jet fuel exposure.
On November 22, the Navy reported a 14,000-gallon fuel leak from a fire suppression drain line...

Can I Work and Collect VA Disability Benefits?

Can I Work and Collect VA Disability Benefits?

VA disability benefits aim to help replace the income veterans would earn from work had they not been injured due to their time in service. So, is it possible to make money and collect disability benefits?
In general, yes. But there are exceptions. In this article, we’ll clarify when...



Gulf War Veterans Win Five-Year Gulf War Syndrome VA Claims Extension

Gulf War Veterans Win Five-Year Gulf War Syndrome VA Claims Extension

Congress has granted an estimated 200,000 Gulf War veterans affected by Gulf War Syndrome more time to file presumptive disability claims for benefits. VA has extended the cutoff date five more years, now set at December 31, 2026.
What Are VA Presumptive Conditions For The Gulf War? Medical...



How to Discredit an Unfavorable VA Exam

How to Discredit an Unfavorable VA Exam

Nothing is more frustrating than a VA compensation and pension (“C&P”) exam report that wrongly concludes service connection is not warranted. And most of VA’s denials are based on these VA exam reports. Therefore, having several techniques for discrediting a VA doctor is...


Does AQ95 Proposed Rule Ban More Veterans from VA Benefits?

Does AQ95 Proposed Rule Ban More Veterans from VA Benefits?

Concerns over an already unreliable VA system grew in July 2020 when VA proposed to modify its character of discharge regulations, specifying reasons for discharge that it would consider “dishonorable” and ineligible for VA benefits.
VA’s AQ95 Proposed Rule aims to...