Five Reasons Your Veterans’ Disability Application Might Be Denied

An application for veterans’ disability benefits through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) can be a deceptively simple process. On the one hand, if everything goes well, you may go from an initial application to approval within a week or two. Unfortunately, there are many potential pitfalls you could fall into without realizing it. Here are five reasons your veterans’ disability application might be denied: Continue reading “Five Reasons Your Veterans’ Disability Application Might Be Denied”

VA Begins Distributing COVID-19 Vaccine

For most of 2020, the United States has struggled with COVID-19 and all of the effects it has had on healthcare. With multiple coronavirus vaccines now approved or on their way to being approved, there may be an end in sight for the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) has procured doses of the vaccine for patients, and has begun administering them to patients. Continue reading “VA Begins Distributing COVID-19 Vaccine”

Five Requirements for Obtaining Veterans’ Disability Benefits

Getting disability benefits through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) is not easy, even at the best of times. It involves a potentially intensive evaluation process, and it can be easy to make a mistake that can interfere with your ability to get benefits. That is why you should make sure you satisfy all the necessary criteria and have all your paperwork in place before applying. Here are five things you need to do to be able to access veterans’ disability benefits: Continue reading “Five Requirements for Obtaining Veterans’ Disability Benefits”

Medical Professionals Working For VA Can Work Across State Lines

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has written a memo granting medical professionals working in their capacity as VA employees the ability to practice across state lines. In effect, this memo allows doctors, nurses, lab technicians, and other health care workers to practice in any state, even if they are not licensed there, so long as they are doing so under the auspices of the VA. This measure is intended to help get medical professionals where they are needed, as the country prepares for another wave of COVID-19 infections. Continue reading “Medical Professionals Working For VA Can Work Across State Lines”

Five Things to Know When Applying for Veterans’ Disability Benefits

If you are a veteran seeking disability benefits through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), you may be concerned about what to do. After all, navigating a government bureaucracy can be complicated, more so if you are dealing with a disability at the same time. Fortunately, however, there are a few things you can do to increase your chances to receive your veterans’ disability benefits. Continue reading “Five Things to Know When Applying for Veterans’ Disability Benefits”

VA Services Resume After Being Halted During COVID-19 Crisis

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) was forced to close down many of its services to the public during the coronavirus crisis. During the height of the pandemic, the risk that vulnerable patients would be infected was too great. Thanks to these efforts, though, the rate of COVID-19 infection has dropped enough that the VA is now reopening many of these shuttered services to the public. Continue reading “VA Services Resume After Being Halted During COVID-19 Crisis”

What Does it Mean to Be 100 Percent Disabled According to the VA?

If you are a disabled veteran and have undergone an assessment for your disability status, then you have likely been assigned a number representing what “percent” disabled you are. This number is crucial for determining the amount of benefits you receive from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), including the amount of compensation you receive each month. But what does it mean to be one hundred percent disabled, or any other percent, and how do they come to that determination? Continue reading “What Does it Mean to Be 100 Percent Disabled According to the VA?”

New Screening Tool Helps VA Diagnose COVID Faster

New York, along with many other states, is in the middle of reopening their states after a lengthy quarantine. However, the coronavirus remains a serious public health threat, particularly to people with long-term medical issues like disabled veterans. To help protect these vulnerable individuals, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has introduced a new digital screening tool to help isolate potential COVID infections before they enter a VA medical facility. Continue reading “New Screening Tool Helps VA Diagnose COVID Faster”

VA Emphasizes Importance of Mental Health in May

May is Mental Health Month, and at a time of great distress for many Americans, it is more important than ever to emphasize the importance of mental health. In recognition of the Month, and the strain caused by the coronavirus on veterans across the country, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has created the “Now is the Time” program to address the mental health needs of veterans. The program promises to help veterans get help for their issues from family and friends, through professional counseling. Continue reading “VA Emphasizes Importance of Mental Health in May”

Recipients of VA Benefits to Automatically Receive Coronavirus Check

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that recipients of benefits through the VA, including everyone receiving disability benefits, will automatically receive coronavirus checks without needing to file a tax return. This will help VA beneficiaries to survive in this difficult time, as unemployment soars and people struggle to make ends meet. The timing on when the checks will be issued has yet to be announced, however. Continue reading “Recipients of VA Benefits to Automatically Receive Coronavirus Check”