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...
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...
What is Military Sexual Trauma (MST)?

What is Military Sexual Trauma (MST)?

The U.S. Committee on Veterans Affairs recently issued a press release introducing a bill to expand the definition of military sexual trauma (MST) to include cyber harassment. This bill formed in the wake of reports of nude photos of female service members being...
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...
Am I Entitled to Camp Lejeune VA Benefits?

Am I Entitled to Camp Lejeune VA Benefits?

On January 13, 2017, the VA released the final rule regarding presumptive service connection for conditions related Camp Lejeune contaminated water exposure. Under the rule, veterans who served at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days from August 1, 1953 to December 31,...

How Do I Get Service-Connected for My Disability?

  This is an important question, because veterans service-connected for disabilities or diseases incurred in service may receive financial compensation for those disabilities or diseases. Unfortunately, it’s not automatic. The VA is required to do a three-step...