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 […]

VA Wait Times What is the secret to expediting VA disability compensation claims? Anyone who has ever dealt with the VA knows that they do not do anything quickly, and decisions usually take at least a year if not longer. VA Backlog When the VA brags about reducing the claims backlog, they are only telling […]

The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit is a non-service connected pension available to wartime veterans and their surviving spouses to help with long-term care expenses including assisted living and in-home care. Eligibility for VA Aid & Attendance: 1. MILITARY: Veteran had 90 days active of service with one day during a qualified war period: a. […]

Agent Orange Claims: Were You Exposed? VETERANS WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM AND “IN COUNTRY” EVEN IF ONLY FOR A DAY, WERE EXPOSED TO AGENT ORANGE. BROWN WATER NAVY VETERANS AND BLUE WATER NAVY VETERANS WHO CAME ASHORE WERE ALSO EXPOSED TO AGENT ORANGE, AS WELL AS MANY OTHERS WHO SERVED DURING THE VIETNAM ERA. PRESUMPTION OF […]