The VA discontinued public facing DBQ (Disability Benefit Questionnaire) forms online. We believe this to be a great disservice to all Veterans. Why rely on an inadequate C&P exam for your disability claim? Download your own DBQ form(s) now for your private doctor to complete. If you are not satisfied with the decision on your […]

Upon the passage of H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA), bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and parkinsonism will be added to the VA’s list of presumptive conditions associated with exposure to Agent Orange. The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Denis McDonough, is responsible for implementing the addition of […]

Upon the passage of H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA), bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and parkinsonism will be added to the VA’s list of presumptive conditions associated with exposure to Agent Orange. The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Denis McDonough, is responsible for implementing the addition of […]

Upon the passage of H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA), bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and parkinsonism will be added to the VA’s list of presumptive conditions associated with exposure to Agent Orange. The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Denis McDonough, is responsible for implementing the addition of […]

Migraine Headaches, or migraines, are a painful type of headache with one or more of the following symptoms: Nausea Vomiting Sensitivity to light Sensitivity to sound Changes in vision (such as scotoma, flashes of light, tunnel vision) Sensory changes (such as feeling of pins and needles in extremities) Oftentimes, migraine headaches can be so painful […]

The VA Tele-Hearing Modernization Act allows Veterans and their representatives to appear at BVA virtual hearings via videoconference from locations other than a VA regional office. The BVA virtual hearing option is available to any Veteran who can access a WiFi connection from a personal computer or mobile device. That’s right, you can even appear […]

Blue Water Navy Veterans who served during Vietnam may now be eligible for VA disability compensation for claims related to Agent Orange (herbicide) exposure. The Blue Water Navy (BWN) Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 (PL 116-23) along with the recent Federal Circuit Court decision, Procopio v. Wilkie, establish the presumption of herbicide exposure to any veteran […]

Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of military Servicemembers who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease. Eligibility (Surviving Spouse) To qualify for DIC, a surviving spouse must meet the requirements below. The […]

Filing a VA disability claim? Here is what you need to know. Service connected disability compensation is a benefit that is exactly what it sounds like: it’s compensation for a current disability that occurred as a result of your active duty service. When you are filing a VA disability claim, you are going to have […]

So, after all the hard work involved with replying to the VA’s requests for more records and for enduring one or more Compensation and Pension, or C&P, exams, you get a notification letter from the VA where they deny your claim or don’t rate your disability high enough. Welcome to the VA appeals process. It […]