How Do I Receive the Correct Disability Rating?

Your VA Disability Rating Once a veteran is service-connected for a disability, the VA must decide at what percentage a veteran is disabled. This is a very important part of the VA decision-making process and affects monthly payment. A veteran who receives an...
Can I Receive VA Disability Benefits for Headaches?

Can I Receive VA Disability Benefits for Headaches?

Almost everyone gets a headache from time to time, but if they happen often enough, they can prevent you from keeping a job or enjoying your leisure time. Migraine headaches can be completely immobilizing, as the only reliable relief is lying down in a darkened room....
Why Was My PTSD Claim Denied?

Why Was My PTSD Claim Denied?

The photo above is me during a break on patrol in Bosnia in 1999. As you can see, Kevlar helmet and flak vest have been removed. For those of you that served in the Balkans, you probably remember the light-skinned Humvees, Kevlar helmets, and flak vests. This was in...

How Do I Apply for Veterans Benefits?

There are multiple ways to apply for veterans’ benefits. Some are more effective than others. One option is going to your local VA regional office, which you can find here, and completing an application in person. If the form seems complicated, you can ask for...
Responding to VA Letters

Responding to VA Letters

When the VA issues a decision on your disability claim, it is required by law to notify you and your representative of its decision and of your appellant rights. Ordinarily, you and your representative will receive a paper copy of the decision by mail. This document...