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…

If you are a Veteran with a physical or psychological disability that prevents you from doing activities of daily living caused from your active duty, you may have eligibility for VA disability benefits. However, disability compensation is not the only form of benefits you can receive from the VA as…

What Do My VA Disability Claim Results Mean? When a disabled Veteran files a claim to receive disability compensation from your Department of Veterans Affairs regional office, their claim can have two outcomes – denial or approval. If a disability claim is stuck at a certain point in the decision-making…

Veterans diagnosed with non-combat PTSD but denied service connection frequently express a common frustration: “How can the VA say this never happened to me? I’m not lying!” But rather than accusing Veterans of stretching the truth, the VA will often cite a lack of evidence as reason for denial. With…

Common Navy Disabilities

While Sailors find themselves in many different roles all over the world, from the construction-related hazards experienced by Seabees to the cramped quarters endured by the Silent Service, there are common Navy disabilities and injuries that Navy Veterans are more prone to. In this article, we will outline some of…