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…

You’ve been receiving monthly VA disability compensation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (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,…

Under the “Combat Veteran” authority, the VA provides health care services and community living care for any condition possibly related to the veteran’s service in a combat theater. The VA will automatically enroll the veteran in Priority Group 6, unless eligible for enrollment in a higher priority group. Applying For VA Benefits: Where Do You Begin? If you are a…

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…