Protected vs Unprotected Ratings When you successfully file a VA benefits claim, you’ll receive either a protected or unprotected rating. A protected VA disability rating means that the VA won’t independently expend any resources to check on your condition, making it much less likely or even impossible for your rating…

What PTSD Looks Like If you have PTSD, your symptoms may significantly affect your ability to work, maintain relationships, and function in everyday life. Some of the most debilitating symptoms of PTSD are:  Reliving: Veterans with PTSD may have troubling and disturbing memories that come back in the form of…

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,…