PTSD Among Aviators

Often, when someone pictures post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among our Veterans they think of individuals who served on the ground, especially those who served the infantry, tanks, and artillery. Most people don’t think about PTSD among aviators, whether they are pilots, air crew, door gunners, first aid personnel, medics,…

Many of our nation’s Veterans who have come home from Afghanistan and Iraq experienced traumatic events while serving in combat zones. They may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But it is often difficult for a young man or woman who remains physically strong to admit he or she has a…

Secondary Effects of TBI

If you suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in service, the VA may grant you compensation entitlement based on cognitive, emotional/behavioral, and physical loss of functioning.   For its most basic ratings criteria, the VA will evaluate your memory; judgment; social interaction; orientation; motor activity; visual spatial orientation; subjective symptoms; neurobehavioral…

Veterans often express a common concern regarding their Second Amendment rights when we ask them about filing a disability claim for PTSD: “I don’t want to file for PTSD because I don’t want the VA to take my guns away.” Misconceptions abound when it comes to VA benefits and the…

With the passage of the Farm Bill by President Trump in 2018, Hemp based CBD use is on the rise in the Veteran community. One Colorado company, WarFighter Hemp, is using this economic opportunity to give back to this group. All too frequently, combat injured veterans are prescribed powerful opiates…

When dealing with VA claims and appeals, you may come to the realization that you need help from a professional. Some Veterans will use a Veterans’ Service Organization (VSO) to help them with their appeals because it is a cost efficient (usually free) way to make your case. A VSO…