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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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VA Claims Process

VA Claims Process

By VA Disability

If you are a veteran and have been injured as a result of your military service, you may be eligible to receive VA disability benefits. There are multiple steps involved in the process. First, you need to submit your claim to the VA. This is done through the use of…

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Broken VA Campaign Promises

Broken VA Campaign Promises

By VA Disability

When Donald Trump ran for President, he provided his opinion on the state of the Department of Veterans Affairs: “The current state of the Department of Veterans Affairs is absolutely unacceptable. Over 300,000—and this is hard to believe, and it’s actually much more than that now—over 300,000 veterans died waiting…

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Licensed Providers and VA Exams

Licensed Providers and VA Exams

By VA Disability

It’s hard to believe, but, under current laws in the United States, medical providers who have had their licenses revoked can still conduct medical examinations for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Senators Krysten Sinema and Marco Rubio have teamed up to bring the Better Examiner Standards and Transparency for Veterans…

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Veteran Surveillance

Veteran Surveillance

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We know that the SSA is beginning to look at social media profiles to discredit claims. Since President Trump made rooting out fraudulent SSD claims a priority, it is clear the government is looking for more ways to avoid paying benefits to disabled workers. Veteran disability claims have long been…

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3M Settlement Woes

3M Settlement Woes

By VA Disability

Earlier this year, we learned that the United States government had settled with 3M, the military manufacturing company responsible, in part, for issuing earplugs to military personnel that, as it turned out, were defective. Veterans who used these earplugs during their tours in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars are now…

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Links Between PTSD and Dementia

Links Between PTSD and Dementia

By VA Disability

Congressman Joaquin Castro recently asked Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to look into possible connections between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dementia. If links can be established, there will be consequences in the world of VA disability benefits. Since PTSD is a service-related condition, veterans who suffer from it are…

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