Many Veterans are nervous that they could potentially lose their disability benefits in the future. If the VA thinks a disability potentially reduced in severity over time, they may send a notification of rating reduction. This does not mean your rating will be reduced without first having a chance to…

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is the result of a traumatic experience. Since Veterans are often exposed to traumatic experiences throughout their military service, many Veterans develop PTSD – especially if they were exposed to combat. However, Veterans who develop a disability or condition while…

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…

by Stephani Bennett, Attorney at Law and US Air Force Veteran A traumatic brain injury, commonly known as a TBI, typically occurs when a person receives a hit to their head. Immediate symptoms include loss of consciousness, confusion, blurred vision, headache, nausea, fatigue, problems with speech, and concentration difficulty. Typically,…