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Aug
27
VA Benefits And Erectile Dysfunction

VA Benefits And Erectile Dysfunction

Medical Issues / Disability

Erectile 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
03
What Is Gulf War Syndrome?

What Is Gulf War Syndrome?

Medical Issues / Disability

“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
21
Bladder Cancer and Veterans

Bladder Cancer and Veterans

Medical Issues / Disability

Bladder 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
06
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Can I Work While Receiving VA Disability Benefits?

Medical Issues / Disability

Unlike Social Security, the Department of Veterans Affairs does allow disabled veterans to work while receiving benefits in some cases. As long as you are not receiving Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits, you may be employed and still entitled to pay based on your disability rating.  100 Percent Disability Rating  The VA […]

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Jun
25
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Proposed Legislation Would Finally Give 1966 Palomares Explosion Veterans Disability Benefits

Medical Issues / Disability

Legislation recently introduced to Congress would give another group of long-denied veterans healthcare and disability payments from the VA. Should it pass through Congress, the bill would classify the cleanup of the 1966 plane accident over Palomares, Spain, as a “radiation risk activity” and finally grant those involved with VA benefits.  The accident occurred when […]

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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
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
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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Apr
13
Long Term Care Benefits For Veterans

Long Term Care Benefits For Veterans

Medical Issues / Disability

One of the most important benefits offered to veterans from the VA is its extended care program. This program offers eligible veterans a variety of long-term care options for free or at a reduced cost, depending on income and level of disability.  When long-term care becomes necessary for a veteran, they can access several different […]

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Apr
06
VA Disability Benefits For ALS

VA Disability Benefits For ALS

Medical Issues / Disability

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a degenerative motor neuron condition that breaks down cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control. When the neurons die the brain loses its ability to communicate with the muscles of the body. This makes sufferers unable to move […]

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