VA Disability for Hypertension

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a common and critical condition. If left untreated, hypertension can damage blood vessels and overwork the heart. This can lead to several life-threatening medical problems, such as heart failure, kidney failure, and dementia. If a Veteran is diagnosed with hypertension, they should see if they…

VA Benefits with COVID – 19

The Veterans Administration is providing clinical screenings at VA health care facilities in Nebraska and throughout the nation for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The virus is considered a serious public health threat and older Veterans are among the most vulnerable to infection. COVID-19 spreads through the air, like the flu, and typically…

In addition to dealing with the day-to-day consequences of a service-connected disability, Veterans may find further difficulties when planning for the future by purchasing life insurance. Private insurance companies may demand a higher premium from you as a result of your disabilities. The Service-Disabled Veterans Life Insurance program was developed…

PFAS – A Military Toxin

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that allow materials to repel water and oil. For this reason, PFAS are widely used by the military, generally in fire-suppressing foam.  PFAS has been found in the drinking and/or ground water on at least 206 military sites in the United…

When to Get a Medical Opinion

Part of the VA’s duty to assist includes an obligation to provide a medical examination or medical opinion for a Veteran seeking service connection. The VA must provide an exam or opinion if evidence of record does not contain enough medical evidence to decide the claim, but the file contains…