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Purple Heart? Faster Claim.

Purple Heart? Faster Claim.

By VA Disability

As of April 1, veterans who received a Purple Heart during their military service will have their veterans disability claims moved ahead of other requests. Existing rules provided Purple Heart veterans with priority consideration when requesting medical appointments at VA hospitals. Such veterans are also exempt from all co-payments related…

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VA Health Care Claim

VA Health Care Claim

By VA Disability

John Henry Schneider used to practice neurosurgery in Iowa City.  He is now serving a sentence in federal prison after being sued for medical malpractice.  Tony French, a Marine who retired in 1998, was one of Dr. Schneider’s unfortunate patients. Almost twenty years after he retired, Tony French underwent an…

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The VA Is Not Handling ALS Well

The VA Is Not Handling ALS Well

By VA Disability

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Inspector General, the VA has been underpaying and overpaying veterans who suffer from ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.  ALS is an incurable neurological disease made famous by the New York Yankees baseball player, Lou Gehrig, who died from it in 1941. ALS typically…

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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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App Assists VA Benefits Claim

By VA Disability

The NVLSP VA Benefit Identifier is an app launched recently by the National Veterans Legal Services Program to assist veterans in determining benefit eligibility.  The app is available through the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or the NVLSP website. The app features a questionnaire for veterans to complete, and…

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