Veterans Affairs

VA Benefits for an Undocumented Disability

Filing a VA Claim for an Undocumented Disability

How do you get VA disability benefits for a condition or injury that’s not in your C-file? We call that an undocumented disability claim. These claims are for conditions or injuries that manifest after your service, so they’re not documented in your C-file. That’s why we call them an undocumented disability claim. First let’s give

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VA Pension Basic Information

VA Pension Benefits for Veterans and Surviving Spouses

VA pension benefits, often referred to as aid and attendance, are primarily for couples and surviving spouses. Understanding these benefits can help eligible individuals receive crucial financial support and improve their quality of life. Below we’ll share some of the basics of the VA pension benefit and what you need to qualify. Understanding VA Pension

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Using CUE Motions to Get Back Pay from the VA

Unraveling the Power of Clear Unmistakable Error (CUE) Motions

Today, we delve into a crucial aspect of Veterans Affairs (VA) claims that could potentially change the course of your denied claims – Clear and Unmistakable Error (CUE) motions. Understanding and utilizing CUE motions can be a game-changer, offering the chance to reverse denied claims and even secure substantial back pay. Clear Unmistakable Error Motions

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Spousal Benefits at the Time of the Veterans Death

You Must Be the Spouse at the Veterans Death to Receive Their VA Benefits

To qualify for surviving spouse VA benefits, you as a claimant must be able to show that you were the valid or “deemed valid” spouse of a Veteran at the time of the Veterans death. The surviving spouse may also have to satisfy one or more of the following additional requirements: Married One Year Prior

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Getting a Medical Diagnosis for VA Disability Claims

The Importance of a Medical Diagnosis with VA Disability Claims

A valid medical diagnosis is an essential part of any VA disability claim, but this medical diagnosis can’t be given by anyone. To increase the likelihood of success with your claim, the medical diagnosis needs to be from a credible source. In this blog we’ll explain best practices for obtaining that diagnosis and why you

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Medical Evidence for VA Claims

Medical Evidence for VA Disability Benefits – A Multiple Sclerosis Case Study

This is a follow-up to our previous blog where we showed a letter from “Feeling Screwed by My Government.” We talked about his multiple sclerosis and his exposure to toxins while serving in the US Army at Fort McClellan. In this blog we’re going to be talking about the medical evidence for his case and

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Special Monthly Compensation from the VA

Special Monthly Compensation Benefits from the VA

Lately we’ve been getting a lot of questions about Special Monthly Compensation (SMC). Veterans are wondering if they qualify and if they can get Special Monthly Compensation in addition to their disability compensation. In this blog we’ll define Special Monthly Compensation and provide a list of questions that you should consider before applying. What is

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Establishing a Service Connection for VA Disability Claims

4 Ways to Establish Service Connection with Your VA Disability Claim

There are three basic requirements that a Veteran needs to meet to be entitled to disability compensation. They must have a medical diagnosis for a current disability, the injury must have occurred during their service, and there has to be a connection established between the service and the disability. That service connection is called a

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VA Disability Compensation and other VA Benefits

VA Disability Compensation and Other VA Benefits: Can You Double Dip?

Can you “double dip” when it comes to VA disability compensation and other VA benefits? Generally, you can’t. If you’re entitled to monetary benefits under more than one provision of the VA laws and regulations, you have to elect which VA benefit to receive. Below we’ll explain the situations in which “double dipping” isn’t allowed

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