Do I Qualify for Presumptive Service Connection?

Do I Qualify for Presumptive Service Connection?

A common question we hear is “Why did my friend/family member receive service connection for this condition when I didn’t?” Many times, the answer is related to whether the condition is considered presumptively service-connected for a particular person, which depends...

How Do I Apply for Agent Orange Benefits?

Agent Orange benefits are unique in that there are certain diseases and disabilities that are presumptive to Agent Orange. In other words, if a veteran served in Vietnam or along the Korean DMZ during a specific time frame and has one of these specific disabilities,...

What Are the Symptoms of Agent Orange Exposure?

There are certain symptoms associated with Agent Orange, but there are also specific diseases and disabilities that are presumptive for those who have been exposed to Agent Orange. Veterans seeking benefits for exposure should know which diseases have been officially...
Understanding the VA Combined Ratings Table

Understanding the VA Combined Ratings Table

By Michael J Koberlein, Esq.   The VA Combined Ratings Table at a Glance Have you ever received a backpay award that was a lot less than you thought it was going to be? Have you ever believed you would receive a backpay award for an Agent Orange condition like...

Evidence Proving Agent Orange Exposure for Non-Vietnam Vets

Veterans applying for Agent Orange related conditions including diabetes mellitus, prostate cancer, ischemic heart disease and Parkinson’s disease are receiving a new letter from the VA that may cause some alarm. This letter asks that veteran to provide evidence that...

Agent Orange Exposure for Navy Vets

Type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, and certain kinds of cancers are just a few of the conditions that are considered presumptively service-connected when a veteran can show exposure to Agent Orange. For veterans who were stationed in Vietnam, exposure is easily...