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The Most Common Injuries from Truck Accidents

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | September 29, 2022 | Firm News

Truck Accident Lawyer Truck accidents can cause some of the most serious injuries anyone can suffer in an accident. The sheer size and weight of a truck means that if one crashes into you, it’s going to do a lot more damage than if you get hit by a car or small vehicle. When someone… read more

Negligent Service and VA Care

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | August 25, 2022 | Guest Blog

Most people appreciate the work that service people do, and the serious risks they take every single day to keep the country safe. A veteran, whether they are national guard, active duty, reserves, or retired, is a person that deserves respect. They are people who chose to put their lives close to or directly at… read more

Camp Lejeune Lawsuit

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | August 24, 2022 | Legal Update

The PACT Act has been signed into law and individuals (including veterans or anyone else who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 for at least 30 days) can now bring lawsuits against the United States government for harm caused by exposure to toxic drinking water. Who Can Bring a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit… read more

Obtaining TDIU Benefits for PTSD

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | August 23, 2022 | PTSD Benefits

Veterans with service-connected disabilities that make them unable to work qualify for a “total disability rating based on individual unemployability” (TDIU or IU) benefits. Qualifying disabilities include physical injuries and mental conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here is a brief guide about how severe PTSD symptoms might qualify you for TDIU. The Effects of… read more

PACT Act – New Presumptive Conditions and Agent Orange Exposure Locations

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | August 4, 2022 | Disability Compensation,Legal Update

Congress this week passed the PACT Act, which might be the most significant piece of VA benefits legislation in years. In short, the PACT Act makes it so that the VA presumes certain cancers and respiratory conditions are considered automatically related to service for Gulf War and post-9/11 veterans. The PACT Act also expands the… read more

Terms & Conditions

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | August 4, 2022 | Firm News

TERMS AND CONDITIONS These terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) govern the use of www.afterservice.com (the “Site”). This Site is owned and operated by Gregory Rada. This Site is a blog.By using this Site, you indicate that you have read and understand these Terms and Conditions and agree to abide by them at all… read more

What Substantially Gainful Employment Means for TDIU Claims

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | July 24, 2022 | State Veteran Benefits

A claim for a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU or IU) hinges on whether a service-connected disability or disabilities render a veteran unable to secure or maintain substantially gainful employment. What does substantially gainful employment mean? Understanding Substantially Gainful Employment 38 C.F.R. § 4.16 does not define the term substantially gainful employment,… read more

Who Is Eligible for VA DIC Benefits?

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | July 24, 2022 | State Veteran Benefits

If you are the surviving spouse, surviving child, or surviving parent (as defined by the VA) of a veteran who died due to a service-connected injury or illness, you may qualify for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) benefits. You may also qualify if the veteran was totally disabled (100% rating or individual unemployability) for the… read more

TDIU versus 100 Percent Schedular Ratings

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | July 6, 2022 | Disability Compensation

The difference between a TDIU and a 100% schedular combined rating can be confusing. Here is a breakdown of each rating and how they work. A Total Disability Rating Based on Individual Unemployability A total disability rating based on individual unemployability (abbreviated as TDIU or IU) is where the VA pays a veteran at the… read more

WHODAS 2.0 vs. GAF Scores and Your VA Disability Rating

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | July 6, 2022 | Disability Compensation

Service members may suffer from a variety of mental health problems following their time in the military. Veterans might experience mental illnesses such as PTSD, anxiety, anger and irritability, panic attacks, depression, and memory loss, which can affect the daily life and well-being of a veteran. While physical illnesses are generally easy to evaluate, symptoms… read more