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VA Disability For Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | November 16, 2020 | Firm News

VA Disability For Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are life-altering injuries and are considered the ‘signature’ injury of the war on terror. If you suffered a head injury in the military and have residuals of TBI, you may qualify for VA disability benefits. What are Residuals of TBI? According to the Department… read more

VA Disability Benefits for Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | November 2, 2020 | Firm News

VA Disability Benefits for Military Sexual Trauma (MST) The VA Reports that 1 in 4 female veterans and 1 in 100 male veterans report experiencing MST in the military, however, the number is likely much higher due to fact that most MST victims do not report their trauma. Military sexual trauma, such as physical assaults,… read more

VA Disability Benefits for Conditions Caused by Agent Orange Exposure

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | October 21, 2020 | Firm News

VA Disability Benefits for Conditions Caused by Agent Orange Exposure If you were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides while in the military, you may be entitled to VA disability benefits for medical conditions caused by such exposure. A blend of tactical herbicides sprayed in Vietnam’s jungles and throughout the Korean demilitarized zones, Agent… read more

What Is TDIU, IU, and Individual Unemployability?

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | October 7, 2020 | Firm News

What Is TDIU, IU, and Individual Unemployability? If you are applying for disability compensation benefits from the Veterans Administration (VA), you may hear the mention of individual unemployability, commonly abbreviated as “IU” or “TDIU.” TDIU stands for a ‘Total Disability Rating based on Individual Unemployability.’ Individual unemployability is a benefit where the VA will pay… read more

Special Factors That Are Relevant To TDIU Determinations

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | September 22, 2020 | Firm News

If you have a service-connected disability or disabilities that have left you unable to work, you will want to apply for a total disability rating based on individual unemployability, referred to as TDIU or IU. When you receive a TDIU, VA compensates you at the 100 percent payment rate even though your combined rating is… read more

Combined-Effects Medical Opinions for TDIU Claims

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | September 7, 2020 | Firm News

Combined-Effects Medical Opinions for TDIU Claims If a veteran has multiple service-connected disabilities and is unable to work and makes a claim for TDIU benefits, the VA can be required to obtain a medical opinion addressing the ‘combined-effects’ of the service-connected disabilities on the veteran’s ability to maintain employment. However, the VA is not always… read more

The Benefits of Receiving a Non-Compensable Rating from the VA

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | January 30, 2020 | Disability Compensation

If you are a veteran who has a disability-related to your military service, you will want to apply for disability compensation benefits from the Veterans Administration (VA). When the VA grants service connection for your medical issues, VA will also assign your service-related disability a rating. If the VA finds your condition does not result… read more

Can I Get VA Disability for Agent Orange Exposure?

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | January 9, 2020 | Disability Compensation

If you served in the Republic of Vietnam or the waters surrounding Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, the VA automatically presumes you have been exposed to Agent Orange, which was sprayed in large quantities to get rid of brush, trees, and overgrowth to eliminate hiding places for the enemy. Since then,… read more

The Benefits of Receiving a Non-Compensable Rating from the VA

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | January 2, 2020 | Disability Compensation

If you are a veteran who has a disability-related to your military service, you will want to apply for disability compensation benefits from the Veterans Administration (VA). When the VA grants service connection for your medical issues, VA will also assign your service-related disability a rating. If the VA finds your condition does not result… read more

Can I Qualify for VA Disability Because Of PTSD from Afghanistan?

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | December 13, 2019 | Disability Compensation

More than two million Americans have served in Afghanistan and Iraq since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. These are soldiers who have often been in combat, having seen fellow soldiers killed or injured, or have been in danger themselves at times. Many of these soldiers have returned home to the U.S. suffering from… read more