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Can You Sue the VA For Malpractice?

If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice in a Veterans Affairs hospital or clinic, you may have recourse in the courts. That said, suing the government...


VA’s “Fully-Developed Claim” Program Allows for Retroactive Payment of Disability Benefits

Much has been made of the stubborn backlog of benefits claims at the Veterans Administration. When a veteran submits an incomplete claim, the clock starts ticking, and keeps...


Labor Department Website Features Women Vets’ Issues

Labor Department officials have launched a new website devoted to issues and challenges affecting women veterans. The site is a collaborative effort between the Labor...


Veterans Affairs Publishes Spanish Language Benefits Handbook

Have a loved one, family member, or friend who is more comfortable reading information in Spanish than in English? The Department of Veterans Affairs has just published its...


Denied an Appeal at the VA? Veterans Group Provides Needy Vets With Free Legal Representation

If you have had a benefits claim appeal wrongly rejected by the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA), the highest administrative review authority within the VA, the next step gets...


Benefits for Veterans with General Discharge

Overview of General Discharge Benefits You’ve served your country well, and you’ve served proudly. Now what? After your time in, you’ve earned a general discharge and...


VA Vocational Rehabilitation Program

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) is a program whose primary function is to help veterans with service-connected disabilities become suitably employed,...


Veterans and Their 2nd Amendment Rights

Can a VA Social Worker Strip Veterans of 2nd Amendment Rights Without Judicial Review? Administration: Yes, We Can! For most people, the constitutional freedoms of...


Veterans Disability Raise Stalls in Senate after Being Blocked by GOP ‘Secret Hold’

A bill to increase veterans’ disability compensation was stalled in the Senate as Senators left to campaign for re-election. The bill, the Veterans’ Cost-of-Living...


Can the VA Re-examine Me and Downgrade my Disability Compensation?

Yes, indeed, the Department of Veterans Affairs does have the right to re-examine you, and if the facts warrant it, downgrade your disability percentage. This is generally...


Wounded Warrior Project

The phrase “wounded warrior” has become a media buzzword. You hear “wounded warrior this” and “wounded warrior that” liberally splashed across stories as if it...


Wounded Warriors Education Opportunities

Successful recovery — physically, emotionally, professionally and financially — for our nation’s wounded service members may look different for each person, but one...


Homes for Our Troops

John Gonsalves heard on the news of a local solder coming home after being hit by a roadside bomb. Looking to volunteer his many years of building experience to help make the...


Free Rides to VA Hospitals

You’ve served in our armed forces. You’ve become disabled through an illness or injury related to your time in the service and are now in the civilian world. And although...


The Next Mission: Starting a Veteran-Owned Small Business

Realizing the dream of owning your own business has always been an important part of the American experience. Not everyone actually attempts it, of course. But the economic...


Adult Dependents and their Retired Parents

So now that you’ve had the conversation with your parents about their medical coverage and future care, now comes something a bit more awkward; pension benefits for the...


Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC)

Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) provides tax-free monthly payments to eligible retired veterans with combat-related injuries. With CRSC, veterans can receive both...


Concurrent Retirement and Disability Payments (CRDP)

Concurrent Retirement and Disability Payments (CRDP) restores retired pay on a graduated 10-year schedule for retirees with a 50 to 90 percent VA-rated disability. Concurrent...


Aid and Attendance of Another Person

A veteran who is determined by VA to be in need of the regular aid and attendance of another person, or a veteran who is permanently housebound, may be entitled to additional...


Automobile Assistance

Veterans and service members may be eligible for a one-time pay¬ment of not more than $11,000 toward the purchase of an automobile or other conveyance if they have...


Payment for Gulf War Veterans

Gulf War veterans may receive disability compensation for chronic disabilities resulting from undiagnosed illnesses, medically unexplained chronic multi-symptom illnesses...


Payment for Exposure to Radiation

For veterans who participated in “radiation risk activities” as defined in VA regulations while on active duty, the following conditions are presumed to be...


Payment for Exposure to Agent Orange

A veteran who served in the Republic of Vietnam between Jan. 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, is presumed to have been exposed to Agent Orange and other herbicides used in support of...


Prisoner of War Pay

For former POWs who were imprisoned for any length of time, the following disabilities are presumed to be service-connected if they are rated at least 10 percent disabling...


Receiving Disability Compensation Payments

VA offers three payment options to veterans eligible to receive benefit payments. Most veterans receive their payments by direct deposit to a bank, savings and loan or credit...


Disability Compensation Overview

Disability compensation is a monetary benefit paid to veterans who are disabled by an injury or disease that was incurred or aggravated during active military service. These...