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Category: Disability Compensation

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

How the VA Rates PTSD for Disability Claims

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | September 9, 2019 | Disability Compensation

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a very misunderstood condition that does not get the attention it deserves. Military personnel are particularly at risk for this debilitating condition due to the constant and severe stress they experience during active duty, especially during deployment. Unfortunately, signs of PTSD may not surface until years after exposure to a… read more

When Can the VA Reduce or Eliminate Your TDIU Benefits?

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | August 9, 2019 | Disability Compensation

The road to approval for Veterans Administration (VA) disability compensation benefits is rarely smooth, but once granted, many assume the worry is behind them and benefits will continue without end. Seeking disability benefits is not an easy decision for most veterans, and many will do everything they can to work to the fullest extent for… read more

What Is a TDIU and How Does a Veteran Qualify?

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | June 21, 2019 | Disability Compensation

Sustaining gainful employment is the way most people financially support themselves and their families. Upon discharge, most veterans are able to find and sustain employment without issue, and many veterans work for years without experiencing any negative side effects of their service. However, over time, they may find themselves unable to work because of injuries… read more

Proving a Service-Related Traumatic Stressor for PTSD Disability Claims

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | June 14, 2019 | Disability Compensation

Military service can expose service members to a variety of stressful and tense situations on a daily basis. It is impossible to prepare for how to deal with some of the scenarios that can occur. Servicemembers returning from conflict zones are particularly at risk for developing long-term and debilitating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which can… read more

An Overview of VA Disability Claims

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | May 24, 2019 | Disability Compensation

Serving one’s country as a member of the military requires a great deal of personal sacrifice, particularly time away from loved ones. The honor that comes with this service, however, is something that continues long after discharge. But life after military service can be marred for many by the onset of a related disability that… read more

Understanding How the VA Evaluates PTSD Claims

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | May 17, 2019 | Disability Compensation

Any traumatic event can produce long-term effects for the participants, but those in the military often encounter repeated, high-level traumatic incidents on a regular basis, particularly if they are deployed in a combat zone. The human psyche is not equipped, nor is there any effective way, to process traumatic events for many individuals. Classified as… read more