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Sep
03
Veterans PTSD Claim Attorney

VA Research Finds A Link Between Moral Injuries And Suicide

Mental Health

DownloadPrintNew research from the National Center for Veterans Studies found a link between moral injury, PTSD and suicide among veterans. The study showed that PTSD and the effects of moral injury are similar in many ways but still distinct conditions, each with unique signs and symptoms. However, when PTSD and moral injury converge, the risk […]

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Sep
01
Military Sexual Trauma Claims Webcover

Military Sexual Trauma Claims

Veterans Law

DownloadPrintAs unfortunate as it is, many service members will experience some form of sexual assault, harassment, or other trauma during their military service. These experiences have profound impacts on survivors, but some relief could come in the form of compensation and other benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Though many […]

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Aug
27
VA Benefits And Erectile Dysfunction

VA Benefits And Erectile Dysfunction

Medical Issues / Disability

DownloadPrintErectile dysfunction is the inability to get and maintain an erection that is firm enough for intercourse. It is a common problem that has far-reaching effects on physical health, emotional wellness and relationships. Veterans can potentially receive disability compensation and benefits from the VA if they developed erectile dysfunction during or because of their time […]

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Aug
05
How to get a purple heart after discharge

How To Get a Purple Heart After Discharge

Uncategorized

DownloadPrintOur office receives many inquiries from veterans who want to know how to get a Purple Heart after discharge. We have compiled the following information to assist you in obtaining a Purple Heart. Purple Heart Background The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces who were (i) wounded, killed, or […]

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Aug
04
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New Presumptive Conditions for Burn Pit Victims

Uncategorized

DownloadPrintOn August 2nd, the VA began processing disability claims for asthma, rhinitis, and sinusitis due to presumed burn pit exposure during military service. This applies to veterans who served in Southwest Asia and certain other areas. To qualify, your conditions must have started within 10 years of your separation from active duty. Asthma is a […]

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Aug
03
What Is Gulf War Syndrome?

What Is Gulf War Syndrome?

Medical Issues / Disability

DownloadPrint“Gulf War Syndrome” refers to a collection of unexplained medical conditions and symptoms commonly experienced by veterans who served during the Persian Gulf War. “Gulf War Syndrome,” also called “Gulf War Illness,” is not an official diagnosis, nor is it a term recognized by the VA. However, the term medically unexplained chronic multisymptom illnesses (MUCMIs) […]

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Jul
27
PTSD disability claim lawyer

According to VA Men and Women Experience PTSD Differently

PTSD

DownloadPrintAs the number of women combat veterans rises, so too does the military’s understanding of the differences in how men and women process trauma and go on to experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  The core symptoms of PTSD, such as hyperarousal, reexperiencing, avoidance and numbing, are generally the same for most people with the condition. […]

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Jul
21
Bladder Cancer and Veterans

Bladder Cancer and Veterans

Medical Issues / Disability

DownloadPrintBladder cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer among veterans. It occurs when the cells that line the bladder grow out of control. These abnormal cells eventually become tumors and other growths within the layers of the bladder walls. As the cancer becomes more advanced and travels deeper into the bladder, it is […]

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Jul
21
SSA and VA Disability Benefits Legal Help For Veterans, PLLC and Attorney Jennifer Mariucci

SSA and VA Disability Benefits

Veterans Law

DownloadPrintWhy Does My VA Award Not Get Me Social Security Benefits? This is because neither agency is bound by the decision of the other. Both Social Security and Veterans Affairs consider the other agency’s decision, but neither must adopt it. More specifically, comparing SSA benefits to VA Disability benefits is an “apples to oranges” comparison […]

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Jul
13
Respiratory Conditions To Be Added To List Of Presumptions For Veterans

Respiratory Conditions To Be Added To List Of Presumptions For Veterans

News and Press

DownloadPrintRecently introduced legislation, called the True Cost of War Recognition Act (TCWR), recognizes that numerous respiratory conditions and cancers suffered by veterans of the Persian Gulf and post-9/11 eras are linked to toxic burn pit exposure.  The dangers of exposure to burn pits have been discussed for years after many veterans who served in areas […]

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