You’ve been receiving monthly disability payments from the VA for years. Out of nowhere, you get a letter saying you’ve been overpaid and the VA would like you to repay the funds. Since you thought you were receiving the correct amount of monthly compensation, you already spent the money because…

Jet Fuel Exposure Left Many Vietnam Vets Suffering From Long-Term Conditions. During the Vietnam War, exposure to JP-4 jet fuel was widespread, as jet fuel was frequently combined with the powerful herbicide Agent Orange to destroy crops throughout the war. Agent Orange is now widely known to have long-term adverse…

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…

by Stephani Bennett, Attorney at Law and US Air Force Veteran Many Veterans experience trouble sleeping, which can be maddening. In addition to being incredibly frustrating, sleep deprivation can cause serious psychological and physical health problems. A lack of sleep can cause anything from decreased efficiency and irritability to a…

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.…