Veterans who served in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other theaters since the 9/11 attacks are at higher risk for developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative condition also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a recent medical study concludes. The study, “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Among Veterans Deployed in Support of Post-9/11 U.S.…

Men and women who leave military service and are unable to find civilian employment may obtain unemployment compensation through a federal program administered by the state you reside in. Disabled Veterans who are unable to work due to service-connected injury or illness can seek unemployment benefits through the VA. Berry…

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…

The character of discharge plays a large role in a Veterans eligibility for disability benefits. A Veteran is prohibited from receiving VA compensation and benefits if he or she has a military discharge under dishonorable conditions. However, there are exceptions to this rule. In this article, we will give an…

Currently three types of temporary 100% disability ratings are available for veterans: hospitalization, convalescent, and pre-stabilization, according to the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA). Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to receive a temporary 100% disability rating. Hospitalization Ratings You may be eligible to receive a…

Aid & Attendance Benefits

In addition to VA disability compensation, several other forms of increased compensation may be available to you or your spouse. One specific type of increased compensation is known as “Aid & Attendance” and may be paid as an increase to a veteran’s disability compensation or as an increase to a…

Military records can be requested by Veterans, their next-of-kin (the surviving spouse who has not remarried, parent, child, or sibling of a deceased veteran, for example), or authorized representatives. TRICARE, the health care program for uniformed service members, retirees, and their families, states that the three times you should request…