Legal Help for Veterans blog.
Aug
11
Legal Services for Veterans Grant Program Enhanced

Legal Services for Veterans Grant Program Enhanced

News and Press

As a veteran, it’s unfortunate that one may face homelessness at some point. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continually pushes for national homeless prevention. The VA coordinates initiatives by finding ways to further the provisions of veteran legal services. Recently, the VA found that under section 4202 of the Johnny Isakson and David P. […]

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Aug
05
Al Asad Injured Military Personnel Finally Receive Purple Hearts

Al Asad Injured Military Personnel Finally Receive Purple Hearts

News and Press

Military personnel at the Al Asad Air Base in 2020 did not expect what happened to them on January 8, 2020. Fifteen ballistic missiles launched by Iran rained down on the Base, narrowly missing hundreds of U.S. troops and Guard personnel. The strike lit the existing short fuse in the ongoing clashes between Tehran and […]

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Jul
01
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What Frozen Frogs and TBI Potentially Have In Common

News and Press

The answer to that question is that they can induce a state of hypometabolism. This happens when an organism shuts down some of its biological processes not needed immediately for survival.  The most exciting part of the latest research into finding ways to help those who suffer from a traumatic brain injury involves examining how […]

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Jun
28
VA benefits lawyer

Soldiers Are Refused Honorable Discharge Due To Drug & Alcohol Use

News and Press, PTSD

A U.S. veteran can be discharged with a less-than-honorable status due to substance abuse and other disorders, which could affect their access to VA benefits. Mr. Mark Stevenson, a U.S. Army vet, is currently challenging the state of affairs with the help of Yale Law students. The goal of the lawsuit is to have Mr. […]

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Jun
14
Secondary Service-Connections

Secondary Service-Connections

Medical Issues / Disability, News and Press

Most veterans are aware that they can get service-connected and receive VA disability benefits for injuries or conditions sustained in service. However, many veterans are not aware that service connection on a direct basis is not the only way to connect their disability. Veterans can apply for secondary service-connected disability benefits if their primary service-connected […]

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Jun
07
Burn Pit PACT Act

Lawmakers Reach Bipartisan Agreement on Historic Toxic Exposure Legislation

News and Press, Veterans Law

On May 18, 2022, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and ranking member Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced a bipartisan agreement on comprehensive legislation affecting all generations of toxic-exposed veterans. The bill is known as the SFC. Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022, would afford these […]

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Jun
03
TBI veterans claim attorney

Brain Injury & TBI Are A Range of Conditions Rather Than a Single Disease

News and Press

Lately, there have been ground-breaking scientific studies into PTSD and traumatic brain injury (TBI). With such exciting discoveries, it holds out hope for those who suffer from a TBI. Globally, millions sustain severe brain injuries, leaving sufferers disabled or dead. It is a complex disease, and any breakthroughs such as this could pave the way […]

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May
31
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How Good Hearing Is Critical While Fighting in a War

News and Press

Hearing is particularly critical when fighting a war. It is also necessary to hear other sounds and voices in different settings when a veteran returns home. While many people might not connect diminished hearing with war, the fact is that a lack of hearing can cause a delayed reaction time when attempting to return fire […]

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May
17
Veterans Aid and Attendance or Housebound Status Attorney

VA Augments Access to Home and Community-Based Services

News and Press

There has always been a need to have services for veterans needing home care or other community-based services. It’s less restrictive for them to choose their programs and the specific help they need. The number of veterans eligible for nursing home care will surge to more than 4 million by 2039. In 2019, that number […]

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Apr
29
Trash can on fire

VA Adds 9 Presumptive Conditions Associated with Burn Pits

Medical Issues / Disability, News and Press

On March 1, 2022, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced their intention of adding nine rare respiratory cancers to the list of presumptive conditions for veterans exposed to burn pits. At the time this was just a proposal, but fast forward to April 26 and VA announced they have added these nine cancers to the […]

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