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Navigating Mental Disorder Claims for Disability Compensation: A Comprehensive Guide

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | September 1, 2023 | Disability Compensation

Introduction: For veterans grappling with mental disorders, navigating disability compensation claims can present a unique set of challenges. These challenges may differ from claims based on physical disorders, and understanding the nuances can make a significant difference. In this post, we delve into some of these challenges and offer tips to overcome them. Table of… read more

Understanding the Distinctions: VA Compensation vs. Pension

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | August 29, 2023 | Disability Compensation

Introduction Understanding the differences between compensation and pension is crucial for effective representation of claimants before the VA. Both benefits are rooted in disability, but they differ significantly in their criteria and implementation. Table of Contents Comparing VA Compensation and Pension The Impact of Employment on Service-Connected Disability Compensation Income, Estate Value, and Compensation Benefits… read more

Common Mistakes In Disability Claims

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | August 28, 2023 | Firm News

Navigating the intricate world of disability claims can be a daunting task. Whether you’re seeking benefits as a veteran in Idaho or are facing a disability-related challenge, it’s crucial to understand the common mistakes that can hinder your chances of a successful claim. At Gregory M. Rada, Attorney at Law, we have a deep commitment… read more

Idaho Veterans Legal Aid

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | August 27, 2023 | Firm News

As our nation’s heroes return from service, they deserve not only our gratitude but also our unwavering support. One crucial aspect of this support is ensuring that veterans have access to the legal assistance they may need. In Idaho, there is a dedicated network of legal professionals who specialize in serving veterans, ensuring that they… read more

Tips For Maximizing Disability Benefits

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | August 26, 2023 | Firm News

Living with a disability can be challenging, both physically and financially. Fortunately, there are disability benefits available to help individuals cope with the added expenses and limitations that often accompany disabilities. We will explore some valuable tips for maximizing disability benefits, ensuring you receive the support you deserve. Whether you’re seeking veterans disability benefits or… read more

Tips For Learning VA individual Unemployability

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | August 25, 2023 | Firm News

As veterans transition from military service to civilian life, they often face a unique set of challenges. For some, these challenges may include service-connected disabilities that make it difficult to secure gainful employment. Fortunately, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides a program known as Individual Unemployability (IU) to help veterans in such situations. We… read more

Winning TDIU Cases

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | August 24, 2023 | Firm News

When it comes to winning Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) cases in Idaho, navigating the complex landscape of veterans’ benefits can be challenging. Veterans who find themselves unable to work due to service-connected disabilities deserve the financial support they’ve earned through their service. However, obtaining TDIU benefits can be a daunting process, and that’s where… read more

Business and Credit Resources for Veterans 

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | August 22, 2023 | Guest Blog

Military veterans are a major force in our economy. More than 9% of all U.S. businesses are majority-owned by a former service member, and these companies employ more than 5 million people with a total annual payroll of $195 billion.  While veterans choose self-employment more often than their civilian peers, many find it hard to… read more

Unveiling VA’s Stance on Alcohol and Drug Abuse: A Comprehensive Guide

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | August 20, 2023 | Firm News

One common area of concern within the Veteran Affairs’ (VA) system is its perspective on alcohol and drug abuse. For many years, the VA has considered alcohol and drug abuse as willful misconduct, with specific prohibitions placed on paying compensation for disabilities caused by such abuse in service. This blog post delves into these issues… read more

Understanding the Basic Principles of Eligibility for VA Benefits

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | August 10, 2023 | Firm News

Introduction Every benefit offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has distinct eligibility prerequisites. However, a few fundamental criteria are common across many VA benefits programs. This blog post seeks to shed light on these basic eligibility requirements and help you better understand how the VA defines a “veteran.” Defining a Veteran The VA’s… read more