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VA Disability

PTSD Lies

By | VA Disability

In 2011, Michael Pecka applied for Veterans Disability benefits on the basis that he suffered from PTSD after witnessing two servicemen commit suicide while he was serving overseas in Kuwait.  He was approved for benefits and collected over $92,000 in benefits. Unfortunately, Mr. Pecka did not actually witness either suicide….

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Special Monthly Compensation

By | VA Disability

If you are a veteran with service-connected disabilities, you may be entitled to receive additional monthly payments above and beyond the basic compensation rates for some disabilities. The VA will pay additional compensation, called special monthly compensation (SMC) to veterans who, as a result of their service-related disabilities, have lost…

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VA Waste Continues

By | VA Disability

Over the next five years, the Department of Veterans Affairs is on track to waste over $100 million on tens of thousands of unnecessary medical examinations for disabled veterans.  These figures have been released by the VA Inspector General in a report that came out earlier this summer. The IG’s…

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VA Shoplifting in Ohio

By | VA Disability

Something strange seems to be happening in VA hospitals in Ohio.  Since 2014, expensive medical equipment has been vanishing, literally without a trace, and the value of the missing items ranges from $90,000 to over $300,000 per item. These losses are concerning when you consider that the VA has spent…

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Veteran Benefits for Nuclear Cleanup

By | VA Disability

Senator Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut has introduced legislation in Congress that would make almost 1,000 United States Air Force veterans who cleaned up one of the worst nuclear accidents in history eligible for disability benefits. In January 1966, a B-52 bomber collided with a refueling plane off the Spanish coast…

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81,000 Appeal Decisions at the VA

By | VA Disability

Two weeks ahead of schedule, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs exceeded its goal to deliver 81,000 appeal decisions on veteran disability claims for fiscal year 2018.  This milestone surpasses the decisions made last year by 28,000 cases. The VA Board of Veterans Appeals hired 186 new attorneys during…

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What Is TBI?

By | VA Disability

In the past two decades, traumatic brain injury (TBI) has increased as one of the most common military injuries.  TBI ranges in type and severity, but even the mildest forms have the potential to intrude on every aspect of daily life. TBI symptoms include memory lapses, trouble sleeping, headaches, and…

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