What Is an 1151 Claim?

What Is an 1151 Claim?

With 1700 VA healthcare facilities providing healthcare to millions of Veterans across the country, malpractice is bound to happen somewhere. When malpractice is committed in a private medical facility, the patient has the option to bring a medical malpractice...
What Is Suicidal Ideation?

What Is Suicidal Ideation?

Suicidal ideation is a symptom included in the VA rating schedule for mental health conditions. The VA considers the presence of this symptom when determining a rating decision for PTSD, major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder and other mental...
How Can I Obtain an Earlier Effective Date?

How Can I Obtain an Earlier Effective Date?

Many veterans who receive a negative decision from the VA don’t realize that they can appeal that decision. Some veterans unknowingly allow the deadline for appeals to run out. Later, if the veteran wants to pursue an earlier effective date, he or she will have to...
The Service Connection – Summer 2017

The Service Connection – Summer 2017

Understanding the VA Disability Timeline By Jerusha Hancock, Veterans’ Attorney Most veterans understand that when a politician gives a timeline, it is rarely met. Several Iraq war vets have seen extended deployments. While it is difficult for a commander to...

How Does a VA PTSD Rating Work?

The VA rates post-traumatic stress disorder using a standardized rating schedule. A veteran may be service-connected for 0%, 10%, 30%, 50%, 70%, or 100% based on the severity of his or her PTSD. Click here to learn more about the differences between each percentage....