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Burn Pits and Rare Cancers

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Last month, President Biden ordered the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to examine possible links between exposure to burn pit smoke and the development of rare cancers in veterans who fought during the 1990s and after September 11, 2001. President Biden has given the VA ninety days to…

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President Trump and Veteran Loan Forgiveness

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President Trump recently delivered a speech at the American Veterans National Convention in Louisville, KY and subsequently signed an executive order that will now make it easier for disabled veterans to receive student loan forgiveness for federal education loans. Although loan discharges for disabled veterans have been available for a…

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PTSD Treatment and Compensation

PTSD Treatment and Compensation

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The Yale Department of Psychiatry recently published a study on veterans’ beliefs toward the treatment-compensation connection. The results indicated that veterans who received treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that was service-related were more likely to attend treatment sessions related to their PTSD before they went to their compensation exams….

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Veterans and TBI

Veterans and TBI

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TBI stands for traumatic brain injury, and the term can be used to describe a variety of conditions. Mild TBI involves a concussion, whereas severe TBI often occurs in polytrauma, or two or more severe injuries resulting from the same traumatic event. Mild TBI symptoms include changes in thinking skills…

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Increased VA Benefits

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If you are injured and are receiving disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, your monthly benefits might increase if your condition worsens. There are a couple of ways you can apply for an increase in disability benefits. You can submit a request for compensation for a new disability,…

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