On June 3rd, 2020, Berry Law hosted a webinar focused on Coronavirus and Veterans, discussing how the virus has impacted the Veteran community and what to expect next. Panelists included Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Navy Seal-turned-entrepreneur Chriss Smith, non-profit leader and founder of the Vetty Awards Assal Ravandi, and Human…

Certain physical and mental health conditions may leave a Veteran unable to manage their own finances. If that Veteran is receiving VA benefits, the VA may require that the Veteran have a fiduciary to manage VA funds on their behalf to ensure that the Veteran’s benefits are spent in their…

In addition to dealing with the day-to-day consequences of a service-connected disability, Veterans may find further difficulties when planning for the future by purchasing life insurance. Private insurance companies may demand a higher premium from you as a result of your disabilities. The Service-Disabled Veterans Life Insurance program was developed…

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…

A VA Community Living Center (CLC), previously known as VA Nursing Homes, is a potential benefit available for Veterans. Today’s CLCs provide a nursing home level of care, including assistance with daily living and medical care. The CLCs also put in effort to ensure that a veteran’s stay, as long…