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5/8/2015
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Oakland VA Leaving California Veterans in the Dark

Oakland VA Regional Office hid over 13,000 claims in a filing cabinet and ignored claims of veterans that were elderly or likely to die.

Category: General

2/27/2015
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Five Ways to Win Your TDIU Claim

Here are the top five ways to win your TDIU claim and get VA compensation at the 100-percent rate

Category: Unemployability Claims for Veterans

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2/18/2015
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Strong Start to 2015 for Veterans at BVA

Win rates for veterans represented by attorneys and service organizations are up in the beginning of Fiscal Year 2015.

Category: Veterans Affairs

Labels: BVA
12/15/2014
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VETERANS’ CHANCE TO BE HEARD AT VA TOWN HALL MEETINGS

Sean Kendall's clients have had success attending VA Town Hall meetings and voicing concerns with broken VA claims processing

Category: Veterans Affairs

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12/1/2014
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Attorney Record at BVA Improves in 2014

Hiring representation before the Board of Veterans Appeals improves chance of success for veterans.

Category: Veterans Affairs

Labels: BVA
11/17/2014
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Denver Processing Time for BVA Hearings

VA Reports long delays for hearings before the Board of Veterans Appeals.

Category: General

Labels: Delay
11/12/2014
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Veterans Success with Prolonged Exposure Treatment PTSD

Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD is often effective treatment for veterans with PTSD.

Category: PTSD Claims

Labels: PTSD
10/31/2014
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Court of Veterans' Appeals Responds to VA Delay

Inexcusable delay from the Department of Veterans Affairs on veterans disability cases results in 2 recent orders from the Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims

Category: Veterans Affairs

10/20/2014
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NEW VA CLAIM FORM AIMS TO BRING EASE AND SPEED TO PROCESS

Will streamlined requirements for filing claims result in improvement of a confusing process?

Category: Veterans Affairs

10/16/2014
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SENIOR-CITIZEN VETERANS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR UNEMPLOYABILITY

Regardless of your age, or whether you are retired, you should apply for unemployability if your service-connected disability prevents you from working

Category: General

9/29/2014
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VA to Require Standardized Forms for Appeals and Claims

In a rule published last week in the Federal Register, VA has decided it will not process a claim or an appeal without the submission of a standardized form

Category: Veterans Affairs

9/23/2014
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VA Ruling On Substitution in the Case of Death of Claimant

VA Releases New Rules On Motions to Substitute in Cases of Claimant Death

Category: Survivors and Dependents

9/16/2014
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VA Medical Centers Offering Yoga, Mind-Body Centering

To combat PTSD and other service-connected disabilities, many VA Medical Centers are now offering veterans mind-body centering courses such as yoga

Category: General

8/25/2014
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Veterans Choice Card n Healthcare

New law provides that veterans that live more than 40 miles from the VA or are unable to obtain a medical appointment with VA within 30 days may go to an outside doctor.

Category: Veterans Affairs

Labels: Healthcare
8/6/2014
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Effective Date and Separation from Service

Under CFR §3.400 (b) (2) (i), the proper effective date for a retroactive award is “Date entitlement arose, if claim is received within one year after separation from active duty.”

Category: General

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7/22/2014
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Common-Law Marriages and Entitlement to DIC Benefits

DIC Benefits and Common-Law Marriages

Category: Survivors and Dependents

7/17/2014
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VA Inspector General report on Provisional VA Ratings

The VA Inspector General (VAIG) has concluded that the Obama Administration's special program to reduce the backlog is inaccurate and ineffective.

Category: Veterans Affairs

5/28/2014
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Earlier Effective Date Based on Military Records

Earlier Effective Date Under 38 C.F.R. § 3.156(c)

Category: Veterans Affairs

5/6/2014
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Missing Cremated Remains of Veterans.

There are nearly 47,000 unclaimed remains of veterans in the United States waiting for proper burial. Missing in America Project helps return them.

Category: Veterans Affairs

5/5/2014
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Fort Collins VA clinic falsifies records

Fort Collins VA clinic falsifies records of medical appointments for veterans to make it appear that veterans are receiving healthcare in a timely manner.

Category: Veterans Affairs

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5/2/2014
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VA Officials Avoid Term Gulf War Illness

VA Officials Avoid Term Gulf War Illness in effort to limit claims for service-connection of the disability.

Category: Gulf War Syndrome

5/2/2014
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Shrinking US military will have impact on VA

Shrinking US military will have impact on VA

Category: Veterans Affairs

Labels: Employment
4/25/2014
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Support your claim with affidavits and statements

Support your claim with affidavits and statements.

Category: Veterans Affairs

4/12/2014
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Violence and PTSD

Violence and PTSD. The diagnosis of PTSD is not a sign that a veteran is likely to act in a violent manner.

Category: PTSD Claims

Labels: PTSD