Disability Benefits

Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans Act of 2011

  One of the most toxic contaminations in the country began in 1957 and continued through 1987 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Marines and their family members consumed or used contaminated water containing various volatile compounds for years. According to the St. Petersburg Times, a regulation on the books of Camp Lejeune shows the Corps …

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Getting Your Benefits in a Digital World

  In 1917, when the government first established a guideline for veterans benefits, it took time and a lot of snail mail to find out what benefits you were eligible for, and then an even longer wait to actually receive them. Thankfully, in the digital world we live in today, there are online programs like …

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December Disability Cut-off

The VA is exploring options to extend the current presumptive deadline for filing for undiagnosed illnesses related to service in the Middle East. To piggyback on Audrey’s earlier post on this subject, veterans should be highly motived to receive a diagnosis, or un-diagnosis, as in this case. Currently, your condition must rise to a compensable …

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Gulf War Law Expiration Won’t Terminate Benefits

A law was written some time ago that provided extra protection for veterans from the Persian Gulf War.  The basic purpose of the law was to ensure that veterans were able to apply for health care and other benefits for the decades following their time in combat.  Sometimes health conditions are caused by circumstances while …

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VA Creates List of Ships for Vietnam Agent Orange Presumed Exposure

Vietnam veterans who served on ships have been asking for decades for medical benefits due to exposure to Agent Orange.  Until now, most of these veterans were not considered under the presumed exposure idea which covers the majority of Vietnam veterans who served on land. The VA has listened.  There is still a list of …

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