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Category: State Veteran Benefits

Basic Eligibility Requirements for VA Benefits

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | June 22, 2021 | Disability Compensation,Health Benefits,State Veteran Benefits

Each VA benefit – health care, disability, pension, education, housing, etc. – administered by the VA has its own unique eligibility requirements but there are basic eligibility requirements common to all VA benefits. The most common requirement is whether you are a veteran, and some benefits look at whether you had wartime versus peacetime service… read more

Rules Regulating the Reduction of VA Disability Ratings

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | June 19, 2021 | Disability Compensation,Health Benefits,State Veteran Benefits

A VA disability rating is not truly protected until it has been in effect for 20 years or more. At the 20-year mark, the VA cannot reduce a rating unless it determines that the rating was based on fraud. Prior to then, however, there are certain situations where VA can reduce a disability rating if… read more

State Benefits Survey: Connecticut

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | January 10, 2014 | State Veteran Benefits

Considering I benefited from Connecticut’s veteran programs, it’s right that I  review of some of the more popular state benefits available to Connecticut vets. In my opinion, the most helpful benefits are: Tuition waiver at the University of Connecticut, any Connecticut State University, as well as any Connecticut Community-Technical College $1500 property tax exemption 50%… read more