What You Need to Know About Agent Orange and Your Claim

Agent Orange is a defoliant chemical and herbicide the United States military regularly used throughout the Vietnam War to remove dense foliage used by enemy combatants for cover. The toxic substance contains a range of dangerous ingredients, including dioxin. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, dioxin is highly toxic and can cause reproductive issues,… Read More

What You Need to Know About Illnesses from Serving in the Gulf War

The Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) offers benefits to veterans who served in the Gulf War and developed a medical condition. Unfortunately, federal programs like the V.A. often deny claims unfairly. Veterans fought for our freedom, but sometimes, they don’t receive the benefits they need to cover their medical care and other expenses. As a… Read More

Five Ways to Strengthen Your Case with the VA and Board of Appeals

Depending on what source you believe, 30 to 80 percent of initial claims for Veterans benefits are denied. Of these, a significant number of the claims are denied inappropriately. In other words, it is quite common for a disabled Veteran to enter the VA appeals process. If you are like thousands of others, you have… Read More

What You Need to Know about the Zadroga Act

The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, resulted in thousands of lost lives. Many of these deaths occurred in the initial plane collisions at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Yet many more individuals suffered injury or death as a result of their involvement in rescue and clean-up efforts in… Read More

What You Need to Know about Your Veteran Disability Benefits Claim

Those who are injured or disabled while serving in the United States military deserve a level of care that allows them to live with dignity. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers tax-free, monthly disability benefits to eligible veterans. This may come as a surprise to some veterans and members of their families who… Read More

Updates Regarding VA Benefits for Burn Pit Exposure Claims

All military service personnel understand that their service comes with risks. However, it is reasonable for anyone who serves in the United States Armed Forces to expect that those risks will come from the actions of enemy combatants rather than from exposure to circumstances that should have been preventable. Unfortunately, many veterans are currently suffering… Read More

Updates Regarding VA Benefits for Burn Pit Exposure

The legal team at understands that many veterans who have served overseas since the beginning of the Gulf War in 1990 are currently suffering from illnesses or disabilities that do not always come directly from combat injuries. Several former service members who were exposed to hazardous toxic waste are still living with the long-lasting health… Read More

Secure Your Wartime Veterans Pension

The VA Wartime Pension is a wonderful benefit that has the potential to provide support for countless veterans. Yet many people are not aware that the Pension is available to them. Others may have contacted the VA (or a VA representative such as the DAV or the VFW), who told them that they did not… Read More

Proposed Changes in Veterans’ Claims Evaluation

The VA is considering changes to its disability rating system for some conditions to update standards to comport with advances in medicine in such areas as mental health, respiratory conditions, ear nose and throat disorders, sleep apnea and tinnitus (among others). The changes are part of a larger effort started in 2017 to update the… Read More

Last Updated : September 23, 2022