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…

A Guide to VA Unemployability

VA Unemployability If you have separated from service and are unable to work due to a disability, you may be wondering what your rights are. As a Veteran, you may be eligible to appeal for TDIU, which stands for Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability (IU). However, we know this…

How to File a VA Claim for PTSD

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a long-term mental health condition that affects people who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event. PTSD symptoms can be debilitating to the mind, and ultimately devastating to your quality of life. Unfortunately, because of the nature of military service, Veterans are uniquely predisposed to…

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…

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…