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Jan
18
Korean War Ambassador for Peace Medal

Republic of Korea Veterans Ambassador for Peace Medal

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Veterans who served in the Korean War may be eligible for the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal. The commemorative medal is an expression of appreciation from the Korean government to United States servicemen and women who served in that conflict. The Ambassador for Peace medal was first presented to veterans as a special memento for […]

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Jan
11

Biden Signs Two New Bills Addressing Burn Pits

News and Press, Veterans Law

President Biden has signed two bills into law that address the military’s use of toxic burn pits as part of the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act. The bills – authored by Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA) – will expand the Burn Pits Registry and enhance training on the health effects of burn pits. For years, U.S. […]

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Dec
16

Alwyn Cashe & Two Others to Receive the Medal of Honor

News and Press

On Thursday, December 16, 2021, President Joe Biden will present the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest military award, to Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe, Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Celiz and Master Sgt. Earl Plumlee. Cashe and Celiz died as a result of the actions that led to their awards. Plumlee will receive the […]

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Dec
14
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New Law Helps Veterans Get Discounted Internet

News and Press

A new program from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) can help active-duty members, veterans and survivors get free or discounted internet, and even a $100 discount on a computer. The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a $3.2 billion federal initiative to help lower the cost of high-speed internet for low-income Americans during the pandemic. Eligible […]

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Nov
23
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Home of Heroes Uncovers Military History

News and Press

Recently, KDVR Fox 31 news in Colorado wrote an article on Home of Heroes Author C. Douglas Sterner, titled, “Man on a mission to uncover every US Military award recipient.” You can read the following article below or by clicking here. “A Colorado man has spent the last two decades compiling a database of every […]

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Nov
18
Philips Respironics CPAP/BiPAP Device Recall

Recall: Philips Respironics CPAP/BiPAP Devices

Medical Issues / Disability, News and Press

Philips Respironics has voluntarily recalled certain ventilators, bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP), and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines due to potential health risks. Attorney Deanne Bonner Simpson and Brig. General Carol Ann Fausone (Ret.) join us to answer your questions on this recall notification. Q: What Philips Respironics devices are being recalled? A: All […]

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Nov
16
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Stigma Surrounding PTSD Affects All Veterans

PTSD

A survey commissioned by the Cohen Veterans Network found that most Americans greatly overestimate how many veterans have PTSD, showing that PTSD-related stigma affects more than just those who have PTSD. Two-thirds of respondents to the study said they imagined that more than half of all veterans now have PTSD. The actual estimate of how […]

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Nov
11
New Client Intake Process - Claims Processing

New Client Intake Process

Claims Processing

For many clients working with VA Disability Law Firms, they are left wondering the process their claim goes through. In this article and video, we’re joined by Intake Coordinator Kristy, Claims Developer Kristin, and Claims Coordinator Janet to give you a better understanding of our office’s claim process. Kristy – Intake Coordinator Whether you contact […]

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Nov
02
Breast Cancer and Burn Pit Exposure

Breast Cancer and Burn Pit Exposure

Medical Issues / Disability, Veterans Law

According to a 2021 VA-funded research proposal by Rajeev Samant: “There is a notably high incidence of breast cancer among younger military women (20-40%). The incident rate of breast cancer for active-duty women is seven times higher than the average incident rate of 15 other cancer types across all service members. An estimated 90 percent […]

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Oct
29
VA To Resume Debt Collection For Benefit Overpayments

VA To Resume Debt Collection For Benefit Overpayments

News and Press

The Department of Veterans Affairs has ended its temporary pause on debt collection as of October 1, 2021. The VA debt program collects repayment of overpaid veteran benefits and outstanding co-pays for medical treatment. Debt collection was initially suspended on April 6, 2020, as part of the department’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Communication regarding […]

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