Diseases related to Agent Orange allow a Veteran to receive presumptive service connection for their condition. This means that it is presumed that your disability is related to your time in service. Therefore, any claim with a presumptive service connection will be automatically granted to the Veteran. However, not all…

Blue Water Navy Veterans rejoice. The Procopio v. Wilkie case was heard at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by a full panel of judges (en banc) and that means it has precedential effect (it can be used as law and binding on future issues). The…

by Cameron Kroeger, Attorney at Law and US Air Force Veteran Vietnam The Agent Orange Act states if a service member set foot in the Republic of Vietnam during the war, there is the possibility that they were exposed to herbicide agents.  This means the Veteran may be presumptively service…

By Stephani Bennett, Veterans Attorney When talking about VA disability benefits, we tend to think in broad military terms. An injury was incurred “in service” or due to a deployment to a certain region. But each branch of service has its own risks based on duties commonly performed. For instance,…