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10/30/2017
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Three Ways to Win an Increased Rating for Service Connected Diabetes

Three Ways to Win an Increased Rating for Service Connected Diabetes

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10/24/2017
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Untreated PTSD Results In Hate Crime Charge

Why a Veteran with PTSD's Lack of Access to Mental Health Care May Cost Him Time Behind Bars

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10/2/2017
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C&P Exams: What They Are and Why They Matter

A Compensation and Pension exam is a key element of the VA disability claims process, but many don’t realize exactly what it entails or why it matters

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6/28/2017
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Supreme Court Questions VA Doctors Qualifications

Justices of the Supreme Court question whether VA doctors should always be presumed qualified to render medical opinions on Veteran's disabilities.

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5/18/2017
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Winning Service Connection For Smoking Related Disabilities

Disabilities caused by addiction to smoking (which can be caused or worsened by a service-connected disabilities such as PTSD) can be service connected

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4/7/2017
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Government Accountability Office Suggests VA Reform

Hiring Surge and Process Reform Suggested by Government Accountability Office to Decrease VA Disability Claims Backlog

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3/20/2017
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New VA Chief Supports Modernization, Mental Health Upgrades

Though he's been VA secretary for only a month, David Shulkin vows to modernize the VA and provide mental-health services to veterans with bad-paper discharges

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10/21/2016
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Gulf War Deadline Extended

For Veterans that are diagnosed with certain diseases before December 31, 2021, service-connection is presumed.

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10/23/2015
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How To Apply For VA Dependency & Indemnity Benefits (DIC)

If you were the child or spouse of a veteran at the time or his or her death, you may qualify for DIC benefits from the VA. Here's what you'll need to apply.

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5/13/2015
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New VA Secretary Not Improving Agency's Reliability

Sworn into the post of Secretary of VA last July, Robert A. McDonald has not lived up to his promise to impose more accountability and reliability.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.”

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4/4/2014
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What About the Caregivers?

Who is taking care of the caregivers of disabled veterans. Families of veterans often lack support for the sometimes difficult job of taking of disabled veterans with physical and emotional injuries.

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1/30/2014
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Senate Veterans Committee considering sweeping new Veterans Legislation

Senate Veterans Committee considering sweeping new Veterans Legislation

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1/21/2014
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Tips for Speeding up your Claim for Unemployability

Tips for Speeding up your Claim for Unemployability

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12/31/2013
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Court of Veterans Claims filings down for 2013

Court of Veterans Claims filings down for 2013

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12/19/2013
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Budget Deal reduces COLA military retirees who retire for disability

Budget Deal reduces COLA for military retirees who retire due to disability

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11/26/2013
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Attorneys have Highest Win Rate at Board of Veterans' Appeals

Attorneys have Highest Win Rate at Board of Veterans' Appeals

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11/12/2013
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VA Claims Backlog reduced in November 2013

Claims Backlog reduced in November 2013

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10/17/2013
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TBI injuries vastly underated.

TBI injuries vastly underated.

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7/26/2013
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New attorney on our team: welcome Timothy Franklin

Timothy Franklin, an attorney with experience in veterans law, has joined the Sean Kendall team.

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