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VA Disability Now Available for Blue Water Navy Vets Exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam

May 14, 2021   |  
The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that certain veterans who were previously denied for VA disability benefits related to Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam may now qualify. At issue are cases of herbicide-related cancer that occurred following exposure to Agent Orange in the offshore waters of Vietnam. Certain Korean...
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3 Types of Disability Benefits: Do You Qualify?

Our clients often have a lot of questions about benefits available to those with disabilities — Social Security disability, VA disability (veterans benefits), and private disability insurance. For instance: What resources are available for someone who is disabled? What’s the difference between Social Security disability and VA disability benefits? Can...
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Should I Join the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP)?

February 23, 2018   |  
Veterans who substain an injury while serving in the military are generally entitled to receive compensation for the level of disability that results. The governmental agency overseeing the process of applying for and receiving benefits is the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”).  Unfortunately, not all veterans who seek compensation for...
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Camp Lejeune Veteran Victim of Fatal Cancer Misdiagnosis?

April 10, 2017   |  
A WFLA-TV report told the story of how the Camp Lejeune water contamination and a kidney cancer misdiagnosis played a part in a veteran losing his life. Reportedly, after noticing blood in his urine, the 32-year veteran of the Navy went to the VA, where he was initially diagnosed with...
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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Update: Can Veterans File Claims Yet?

April 5, 2017   |  
On multiple occasions, we have brought the Camp Lejeune water contamination story to the attention of our readers, both on our blog and via our social media pages. Our latest update of this ongoing story involves veterans finally being allowed to file Camp Lejeune water contamination claims. Per WRAL-TV, as...
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Are There Information Meetings About the Camp Lejeune Water Contamination?

January 30, 2017   |  
In the wake of the historic decision to make $2 billion in disability benefits available to veterans who were victims of the Camp Lejeune water contamination, many veterans have questions about the process of securing benefits. Therefore, VA officials along with a Community Assistance Panel are holding information sessions for...
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Camp Lejeune Vets Exposed to Contaminated Water Receiving $2 Billion in Disability?

January 23, 2017   |  
CBS News recently reported that following years of holdups, veterans exposed to contaminated water while serving at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina are eligible for a portion of $2 billion in disability benefits. The historic benefits come after the Department of Veterans Affairs determined that there is enough scientific evidence...
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Where Are the Best VA Hospitals Located?

Recently, USA Today published a story detailing secret VA hospital quality ratings. The article was based on internal Department of Veterans Affairs’ documents that USA Today obtained. These ratings give the public access to an unfiltered view of where VA hospitals rank in quality, including which facilities Veterans Affairs considers...
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It’s National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month – and Our Veterans Need Your Help

September 7, 2015   |  
September is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month and a time when veterans who are suffering from spinal cord injuries (SCIs) need your help. SCIs are one of the most tragic types of physical injuries an individual can sustain. While recovery from a SCI is not unheard of, many SCI...
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Acting Secretary of VA Announced Immediate Actions to Improve Access to Care

June 13, 2014   |  
loan D. Gibson, who is the Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs, announced that immediate actions to improve access to care for Veterans in Fayetteville, NC. This announcement came after Acting Secretary Gibson’s visit to the Fayetteville VA Medical Center and the release of the Nationwide Access Audit that was released...
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