Parkinson’s disease is a very serious progressive brain disorder, meaning it gradually gets worse over time. According to Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit medical center, typical symptoms associated with the disease include tremors, slowed movement, rigid muscles, balance problems, loss of automatic movements, speech changes, and writing changes. Anybody who has…

A Guide to VA Unemployability

VA Unemployability If you have separated from service and are unable to work due to a disability, you may be wondering what your rights are. As a Veteran, you may be eligible to appeal for TDIU, which stands for Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability (IU). However, we know this…

How to File a VA Claim for PTSD

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a long-term mental health condition that affects people who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event. PTSD symptoms can be debilitating to the mind, and ultimately devastating to your quality of life. Unfortunately, because of the nature of military service, Veterans are uniquely predisposed to…

Veterans diagnosed with non-combat PTSD but denied service connection frequently express a common frustration: “How can the VA say this never happened to me? I’m not lying!” But rather than accusing Veterans of stretching the truth, the VA will often cite a lack of evidence as reason for denial. With…

by Stephani Bennett, Attorney at Law and US Air Force Veteran Many Veterans experience trouble sleeping, which can be maddening. In addition to being incredibly frustrating, sleep deprivation can cause serious psychological and physical health problems. A lack of sleep can cause anything from decreased efficiency and irritability to a…

Two research studies that would affect over 190,000 Veterans have been delayed even further due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Vietnam Era Health Retrospective Observational Study and the Vietnam Era Mortality Study which look to add bladder cancer, hypothyroidism or hypertension, and parkinsonism to the list of presumptive conditions for…