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…

Currently three types of temporary 100% disability ratings are available for veterans: hospitalization, convalescent, and pre-stabilization, according to the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA). Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to receive a temporary 100% disability rating. Hospitalization Ratings You may be eligible to receive a…

Aid & Attendance Benefits

In addition to VA disability compensation, several other forms of increased compensation may be available to you or your spouse. One specific type of increased compensation is known as “Aid & Attendance” and may be paid as an increase to a veteran’s disability compensation or as an increase to a…

The VA Schedule of Rating Disabilities provides a basis for service connection and rating each disability. The Schedule of Ratings lists disabilities under different categories based on the part of the body affected. Under each category is a list of diagnostic codes, representing common disabilities of that body part. Schedule…

Getting your disability benefits claim approved by the VA can seem like an overwhelming task. Every time you submit information, the VA denies your claim. When you submit additional information to reopen your claim, the VA can say that it is not new and material evidence. Filing and receiving your…