Legal Help for Veterans blog.
Sep
01
Military Sexual Trauma Claims Webcover

Military Sexual Trauma Claims

Veterans Law

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

SSA and VA Disability Benefits

Veterans Law

Why 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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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
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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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
27
4 Minutes With LHFV: Agent Orange - Presumptive Conditions; Holocaust Memorial; Peter Lemon MOH

Agent Orange, Holocaust Memorial, Peter Lemon MOH

Veterans Law

On this week’s 4 Minutes With LHFV, Veterans Attorney Jim Fausone will discuss recognized presumptive diseases or illnesses of Agent Orange exposure; a Veterans Radio podcast featuring the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan; and Peter C. Lemon’s remarkable Medal of Honor story from the Vietnam War, courtesy of Home of Heroes. Agent Orange […]

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Apr
13
4 Minutes With LHFV: 4/13/2021 - Long-Term Care Benefits, NightWare, A Splendid Little War

Long-Term Care Benefits, NightWare, A Splendid Little War

Veterans Law

Welcome to another episode of 4 Minutes With LHFV! This week, Veterans Attorney Jim Fausone will discuss how to get Long-Term Care Benefits for a Veteran; a Veterans Radio Podcast featuring NightWare CEO, Grady Hannah; and a military history eBook on the Spanish American War, otherwise known as “A Splendid Little War”. Long-Term Care Benefits […]

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Mar
16
Denied-VA-Disability-Claims

Denied VA Disability Claim, Navy Plane Recovery, John Levitow MOH

Claims Processing, News and Press, Veterans Law

This week, Veterans Disability Attorney Jim Fausone will discuss the next steps for a denied disability claim at VA; a Veterans Radio Podcast exploring the process of recovering Navy WWII-era planes from Lake Michigan; and John Lee Levitow’s Medal of Honor story courtesy of Home of Heroes. My VA Disability Claim Was Denied… What Now? […]

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Feb
09

100% VA Rating, Life Advice, Erica Robertson, Vernon Baker

Veterans Law

In this episode of 4 Minutes With LHFV: 2/9/2021. Veterans Disability Attorney Jim Fausone brings 4 new topics to keep in mind for the week. We will be discussing: how to get a 100% VA Rating; General life advice; a Veterans Radio Podcast featuring Erica Robertson; and Vernon J. Baker’s Medal of Honor story courtesy […]

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Jan
21
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New Instructions for Sailors to Get Better Sleep

Medical Issues / Disability, Mental Health, News and Press, PTSD, Veterans Law

The U.S. Navy surface forces are receiving new instructions, aimed at ensuring sailors are getting consistent sleep while out at sea. The Comprehensive Endurance, Fatigue Management Program further expands on similar instructions released in 2017, a result of an investigation discovering sailor fatigue played a role in the fatal collisions of warships Fitzgerald and John […]

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