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Category: State Veteran Benefits

Diagnosis of Current Disability: Here’s What You Need To Know

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | November 16, 2021 | Disability Compensation,State Veteran Benefits

In order to win a claim for service connection for a disability, you must have a diagnosis of a current disability. Without a current diagnosis, the VA may deny your claim without even examining you. The process of obtaining a diagnosis for a disability is similar, whether it resulted from an auto accident, a fall,… read more

Common VA Errors That Can Be Corrected By an Appeal To Court

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | October 16, 2021 | Disability Compensation,State Veteran Benefits

The VA, unfortunately, often makes errors when adjudicating disability claims. The mistakes in judgment may lead to a low rating or a total denial of disability compensation. If you’ve received a low rating or have been denied disability compensation benefits by the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, you should check to see if the VA made… read more

Requirements for a Successful Section 1151 Claim

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | September 28, 2021 | State Veteran Benefits

If you or a loved one were harmed – or worse – by care received in a VA facility, then one of your options to recover against the VA is to make a “Section 1151 claim” which is a type of medical malpractice claim. If successful, the injury you suffered will be considered to be… read more

Service Connection for Diseases Associated with Exposure to Asbestos

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | September 27, 2021 | Disability Compensation,Health Benefits,State Veteran Benefits

Winning a claim for service connection for asbestos-related diseases can be difficult due to the need to prove you were exposed to asbestos. Proving asbestos exposure to receive disability compensation benefits can be a complicated process that is likely to be daunting in the face of the health concerns you’ve been forced to deal with…. read more

VA Benefits for Family Members: Important Things to Know

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | September 23, 2021 | State Veteran Benefits

Veterans serve our nation proudly, and their families and loved ones are often required to bear considerable hardship of their own as a result. In response, the VA provides certain benefits for the spouses, dependents, survivors, and caregivers of veterans. If you have questions or concerns about family member benefits, look no further than an… read more

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

Connecticut VA Benefits

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