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Military Benefits Update

Military Benefits Update

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Making the decision to serve your country is a tremendous sacrifice. As a result, benefits have been created just for veterans as a way for the United States to thank you for making a life-changing decision. Here is a quick review of the benefits to which you might be entitled…

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President Trump and Veteran Loan Forgiveness

President Trump and Veteran Loan Forgiveness

By VA Disability

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

By VA Disability

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

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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Burn Pit Center

By VA Disability

Awareness of the effects of burn pit exposure on veterans is growing. As a result of research and congressional pressure, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs formed the Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence (AHBPCE), and it commenced operations in May of this year. VA Secretary Robert…

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David Bellavia: Local Hero

David Bellavia: Local Hero

By VA Disability

The Fourth of July is a wonderful time for Americans to celebrate our country’s independence from Great Britain centuries ago. Our freedoms and rights are among the best in the world, and we’ve enjoyed a mostly peaceful existence since our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. The 4th is…

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VA Home Loans

VA Home Loans

By VA Disability

Veterans interested in purchasing a home should consider obtaining a VA loan to do so. If you qualify, VA home loans provide substantial advantages. The VA home loan program was developed as part of the G.I. Bill passed by Congress in 1944. Private mortgage lenders issue loans that are then…

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Efforts to Stem Veteran Suicide

Efforts to Stem Veteran Suicide

By VA Disability

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie recently testified before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee regarding what the VA is doing to help decrease the number of veterans who commit suicide. Despite his testimony that the department is increasing its efforts to do so, many senators question what the Trump…

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