Special Relief for Those Potentially Impacted by COVID-19.

If you are in the process of buying a home, refinancing or are a professional in the field please take a look at the following article circulated by Department of Veteran Affairs. On March 16, 2020, VBA issued Circular 26-20-7, entitled “Special Relief for Those Potentially Impacted by COVID-19.”  In lieu of conducting a face-to-face…

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Evidence: Unlocking your Compensation Claim

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While the Department of Veterans Affairs states their process is non adversarial, in most cases a Veteran has to prove his or her case beyond the scope of the Benefit of Doubt Doctrine. Tipping the scale in their favor is often encountered with much antagonism from VA employees. For example: During a recent phone conference…

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Allied Support to Reduce the VA Backlog

Finding Better Solutions Together U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Inter-agency Council on Veterans, and the National Academies of Science propose that factors such as changes in health care education, Veteran suicide rates and homelessness issues are among the primary reasons for the VA claim backlog. In the last two decades, science has revealed medical…

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Complications of Diabetes impact on rating disabilities

We know that Diabetes has complications. For a Veteran with a rated Diabetes condition it is very important to know that complications of Diabetes can be service connected. 38 CFR 3.310 discloses the regulation criteria to satisfy this type of claim. Taking advantage of of injury or medical conditions caused by your service connected condition.…

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Top Five Things To Know When Preparing Your Compensation Claim

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW WHEN PREPARING YOUR COMPENSATION CLAIM  Dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs and managing a compensation claim has been described as a never-ending cycle often looking like a hamster on a wheel. Once you get on it is difficult to get off. As you transition back to civilian life you…

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Faulty Communication in the Claim Process

In our previous blog we discussed Communication failure can lead to increased homelessness and mental health decompensation.  Veterans’ plea and sense of urgency for claim help is evident across counties and federal levels. Interview settings with Veterans’ must be carefully tailored to be able to synthesize infromation and create models the contents of the interactions.…

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Antiquated Process: The Maryland CNC Word Recognition Test

Many Veterans would agree that something failed during their audio VA compensation and pension examination. It is difficult to point out the many flaws within the system, however, I do know that Veterans viewed the examiner’s opinion of them as “incredulous”.  “I felt they did not believe me that I could not hear the word“,…

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Veterans Seek Better Representation: Procedure without Function

Veterans are fed up with procedures without function!! Situational Stress:  The Veteran’s quest for a claim resolution!  When a Veteran would like to make a legal claim with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, they will work with a Veteran Service Officer (VSO).   The VSO will conduct an assessment meeting to hear the Veteran’s claim and…

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