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Jun
24
VA Adds Three New Presumptive Conditions, Legal Help For Veterans, PLLC

VA Adds Three New Presumptive Conditions Related to Agent Orange Exposure

Medical Issues / Disability, News and Press, Veterans Law

On May 27, 2021, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that they would be adding three new presumptive conditions to the list of Agent Orange exposure disability. The three conditions; Bladder Cancer, Hypothyroidism, and Parkinsonism were added as provisions under the Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (Public Law 116-283). Bladder cancer is a […]

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Jun
22
Programs Seek To Get Veterans Into Beekeeping

Programs Seek To Get Veterans Into Beekeeping

News and Press

Honey bees and veterans might seem like a bit of an odd couple. Still, according to several programs designed to teach former military members about beekeeping, they might be perfect for one another. Whether as a new hobby or a full-time business, beekeeping can be an excellent opportunity for veterans, especially disabled ones.  As far […]

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Jun
22

USPS Unveils “Go For Broke” Stamps Honoring Japanese American WWII Veterans

News and Press

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) recently unveiled the new “Go For Broke” commemorative stamp honoring World War II veterans representing the all-Japanese American 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442 Regimental Combat Team from Kauai. The “Go For Broke: Japanese American Soldiers of World War II” stamp honors the second-generation Japanese Americans, or Nisei, who fought […]

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Jun
17

Senator Blocks Confirmation of VA Leadership Over Toxic Exposure Bill

Veterans Law

A Tennessee senator has blocked the confirmation of four nominees to Veterans Affairs leadership posts. The move comes over lingering comments about the department’s lack of response on the cost and scope of a pending toxic exposure bill that would grant more generous benefits to victims of toxic exposure. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., made the […]

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Jun
08
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VA to Readjudicate Previously Denied Blue Water Navy Claims

Medical Issues / Disability, News and Press

On May 14, 2021, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced they would be readjudicating disability claims that were denied prior to the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2020. Previously, a veteran would have had to serve boots on the ground in Vietnam or on the inland […]

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May
18
4 Minutes With LHFV: 5/18/21 - Stabilized VA Ratings, Dr. Kath Bogie, Henry "Red" Erwin MOH

Stabilized VA Rating, Dr. Kath Bogie, Henry “Red” Erwin MOH

Claims Processing

Veterans Disability Attorney Jim Fausone joins us for another episode of 4 Minutes With LHFV. This week, we will discuss what Stabilized VA Ratings are and how VA can reduce your rating; a Veterans Radio podcast featuring Dr. Kath Bogie on their invention of 3D printed wheelchair cushions and even smart bandages; and a featured […]

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May
11
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Sleep Apnea VA Claims, Col. Gregory Daddis (ret.), Rocky Versace MOH

Claims Processing, Medical Issues / Disability

This week on 4 Minutes With LHFV, Veterans Attorney Jim Fausone will discuss a very prevalent disability among veterans, sleep apnea. Learn more about what to keep in mind for your sleep apnea VA claim; a Veterans Radio Podcast featuring Army Colonel Gregory Daddis (ret.); and a remarkable Medal of Honor story from Home of […]

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May
07
Veterans Report Worsening Mental Health During COVID Pandemic

Veterans Report Worsening Mental Health During COVID Pandemic

Mental Health

Mental health has been a struggle for many people as the world navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. However, veterans, particularly those who have PTSD, have had a challenging time coping with the last year’s changes.  Some have reported that the pandemic has presented them with new triggers. Others say it reminds them of wartime.  A survey […]

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May
04
4 Minutes With LHFV: 5/4/21 - Verifying PTSD Stressors, Ford #ProudToHonor, Charles Lindbergh MOH

Verifying PTSD Stressors, Ford Proud to Honor, Charles Lindbergh MOH

Veterans Law

Veterans Attorney Jim Fausone joins us to discuss three interesting topics for the week. We will discuss verifying PTSD stressors for a VA disability claim; a previous Veterans Radio podcast featuring Army Col. Vanessa Benson (ret.) to talk about Ford Motor Company’s #ProudToHonor campaign; as well as a Heroes Story from Home of Heroes, this […]

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Apr
30
New Study Links TBI And Chronic Sleep Problems In Veterans

New Study Links TBI And Chronic Sleep Problems In Veterans

News and Press

According to a study published in Neurology, veterans with a traumatic brain injury are significantly more likely to experience long-term sleep problems.  The longitudinal cohort study involved nearly 200,000 veterans who were receiving care through VA health care. One group of 98,709 veterans who had suffered a TBI between October 2001 and September 2015 were […]

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