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What Veterans Need to Know About Spinal Stenosis Disability Rating

What Veterans Need to Know About Spinal Stenosis Disability Rating

Back pain is one of the leading health problems that veterans face. The nature of military service creates wear and tear on the muscles and bones of the back and spine, leading to chronic conditions later in life. Some back problems caused by service-related activities may not appear until years...

What is a Supplemental Statement of the Case (SSOC): The Basics of an SSOC

A Supplemental Statement of the Case (SSOC) is a document sent to you by your VA regional office that represents a revision or update to the Statement of the Case (SOC). It is important to understand that the SSOC and SOC are VA adjudication documents only applicable in the older VA legacy appeals...

Veterans Administration Fiduciary

Veterans Administration Fiduciary

The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) is a federal agency that provides benefits and services to Veterans, their families, and survivors. VA is responsible for administering the DVA pension program, health care system, and other benefits. VA also manages individualized education programs for...

Allergic Rhinitis VA Rating: How to Obtain Service Connection

Allergic Rhinitis VA Rating: How to Obtain Service Connection

Veterans Affairs (VA) provides ratings for allergic rhinitis. A service-connected disability is a medical condition that was caused or made worse by your military service. VA rates disabilities from 0% to 100%, with 100% being the most severe. You may be entitled to compensation and health care...

VA Disability for Arthritis

VA Disability for Arthritis

Arthritis is a common condition that can cause pain and difficulty moving. If you are able to connect your arthritis with your military service, you may be able to receive disability benefits for arthritis. The VA will consider the severity of your arthritis, its effects on your daily life, and any...

VA Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Rating: A Veterans’ Guide

VA Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Rating: A Veterans’ Guide

According to a 2021 study in Brain Sciences, as many as 200,000 Gulf War veterans show symptoms of Gulf War Illness. The study showed that Gulf War veterans demonstrate higher rates of memory problems, fatigue, chronic pain, and gastrointestinal problems than the population at large.
The...

PTSD and TBI Combined

PTSD and TBI Combined

Veterans, especially those who served in combat, often find they have lingering effects from the mental and physical effects of service. Brain injuries and emotional trauma both have an impact on veterans' health for years after their time in the military.
The CDC estimates that more than...

What Every Veteran Needs to Know About PTSD and Memory Loss

What Every Veteran Needs to Know About PTSD and Memory Loss

Memory loss is a common symptom of PTSD that can severely affect your quality of life. If you are a veteran applying for benefits from the VA, highlighting the memory loss may result in a higher rating.
Read on to learn more about the link between PTSD and memory loss and what you can do to...

The Rising Problem of FSAD in Veterans: Female Sexual Arousal Disorder

The Rising Problem of FSAD in Veterans: Female Sexual Arousal Disorder

Trigger Warning: This article discusses sexual trauma. If you have experienced sexual trauma and need assistance, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673). A trained staff member will offer your confidential support.
Military service can lead to unexpected...

A Veteran’s Guide to Shrapnel Wounds

A Veteran’s Guide to Shrapnel Wounds

Shrapnel wounds in veterans can lead to related physical and psychological health problems. Many veterans with shrapnel wounds are eligible to receive benefits from the VA.
Understanding how the VA rates shrapnel wounds can help veterans and their families ensure they receive a fair amount to...