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VA Disability

The Cost of Being a Peacetime Veteran

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A peacetime veteran is any veteran who did not serve during the following periods: 1. World War II (1941-1946); 2. Korean War (1950-1955); 3. Vietnam War (1961-1975); or 4. Gulf War (1990-present). Unless they can prove financial destitution, peacetime veterans are not eligible for free Veterans Administration medical care.  Such…

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VA Retaliation Against Whistleblowers

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The Veterans Administration’s Inspector General recently penned a scathing letter regarding how the VA handles complaints.  Of all the whistleblower retaliation complaints across the federal government, nearly 40% of them come from the VA. An NPR reporter, Eric Westervelt, investigated a VA district that includes Alabama and Georgia. Mr. Westervelt…

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Offshore Exposure to Agent Orange

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Congress recently voted to have the Veterans Affairs Department restore benefits to thousands of sailors who claim exposure to Agent Orange, and Navy veterans who served offshore during the Vietnam War are closer to winning this final battle. Veterans from the Gulf War are also pressing the VA to compensate…

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Impact of Burn Pits on Veterans

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The Department of Defense did not appear at a key hearing held by the House Committee on Veterans Affairs to address shortfalls in benefits and research of the impact burn pits have on veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The hearing covered problems related to exposure to toxic smoke…

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Veteran Student Loan Debt

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If you are a disabled veteran, the Trump Administration is implementing a new system that may make it easier for you to erase your student loan debt. Last month, the Department of Education announced that it is working with the Department of Veterans Affairs to identify such veterans who suffered…

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