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Military Occupations with High Exposure to Asbestos

Military Occupations with High Exposure to Asbestos

The U.S. Navy had an unquenchable thirst for asbestos and its fire-retardant properties throughout much of the 20th century. These properties helped protect the brave men and women serving their country.
Unfortunately, asbestos turned out to be toxic and there were serious long-term...

How a Veteran can win an Extra-Schedular VA Disability Rating

How a Veteran can win an Extra-Schedular VA Disability Rating

Has the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rated your service-connected disability too low? The VA has a difficult time assessing veteran’s disabilities when symptoms are outside of their rating code criteria. Not all VA assigned disability ratings accurately reflect a veteran’s actual...

3 Reasons Why VA Denies TDIU (And What You Can Do About It)

3 Reasons Why VA Denies TDIU (And What You Can Do About It)

Veterans with service-connected disabilities are often unable to work. Most of these veterans also lack a 100 percent schedule rating. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) expects these veterans to live on disability checks of less than 100 percent without any means to supplement their income....

How to Link PTSD with Autoimmune Disorder for VA Benefits

How to Link PTSD with Autoimmune Disorder for VA Benefits

Has the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) denied a service connection for your autoimmune disorder? Are you service connected for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? If you are a veteran diagnosed with PTSD who also suffers from an autoimmune disorder like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple...

How to Reclaim VA Benefits with a Personality Disorder Diagnosis

How to Reclaim VA Benefits with a Personality Disorder Diagnosis

Has the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) denied your benefits claim based on a personality disorder diagnosis? The VA is denying disability and medical benefits for soldiers misdiagnosed with personality disorder, preventing people who have risked their lives to serve our country from receiving...


Five Jobs That Can Help PTSD Sufferers Ease Into Social Situations

PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, affects thousands of people across America who have suffered from stressful accidents, terrorist activity, or abuse, and it also often affects those who have served in the military. For many, the idea of going back to their former activities or jobs...

Programs for Veterans with Mesothelioma

Help is on the way for military veterans unknowingly targeted to work with a deadly substance that led to developing an asbestos-related disease.
Veterans account for an estimated 30 percent of all those diagnosed with mesothelioma, but only 8 percent of the total adult population in the...

Secretary McDonald Compares the Treatment of Veterans to Disneyland

On Monday of this week Dept. of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald made a very inappropriate remark about VA wait times. At “The Monitor Breakfast,” a public forum hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, Secretary McDonald said, “When you go to Disney, do they measure the...

Can a Single Concussion Cause Lasting Brain Damage?

When evaluating whether to grant veterans’ disability benefits for a traumatic brain injury (TBI), VA examiners tend to operate under the assumption that there is a direct correlation between how long the veteran was unconscious after their injury and the severity of the TBI. In reality,...