VA Awards $130M to Homeless Veterans and Their Families

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (otherwise known as the VA) has announced that it has awarded $130 million in grant funding to veterans around the country to help combat homelessness among veterans and their families. This money is meant to deal with the unfortunate tendency for veterans to become homeless after coming back from their service. These grants help homeless veterans by giving them the resources they need to find stable living conditions, allowing them to get back on their feet.

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VA Publishes Guidebook for Caring For Victims of Long COVID

The Department of Veterans Affairs (also known as the VA) has released a new guidebook for what it refers to as its “whole health system approach” to Long COVID. This guidebook is meant to help the growing number of veterans who struggle with the effects of this disease, also known as “long haulers,” including helping physicians to diagnose victims and determine appropriate treatment. The VA hopes that the practices and standards laid out in the guidebook will help other physicians around the country who are figuring out how to help people struggling with the aftereffects of COVID-19.

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What Does it Mean to Appeal Your VA Disability Determination?

When a veteran tries to apply for disability benefits through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), there is always the chance that they will either be denied benefits, or not receive the rating they might be entitled to. If this happens, it can be worthwhile to appeal the disability determination to get a better outcome. But what exactly does it mean to appeal a VA disability determination, and how could it help you?

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Congress Passes PACT Act for Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits

On August 2, Congress passed the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, which seeks to address the issue of veterans exposed to burn pits while serving in the military. This bill helps those who, until now, may have struggled to obtain disability benefits or healthcare due to the poorly understood nature of toxic exposure to burn pits. It is expected that around five million veterans will benefit from this new law.

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Five Things You Need to Know About PTSD As a Veteran

Post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, is one of the most common psychological problems that veterans face when their service is over. Unfortunately, many veterans lack the understanding they need to deal with their condition appropriately. Here are five things you should know about PTSD as a veteran: Continue reading “Five Things You Need to Know About PTSD As a Veteran”

Why Might Your Application for VA Benefits Be Denied?

The process of applying for disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be long and difficult, which makes it all the worse if you get denied. Fortunately, there are a few common mistakes you can watch for to make sure your application has the best chance of getting approved. Here are five of the biggest reasons that applications for VA benefits get denied:

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Congress Passes Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022

Congress has passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 to help military members and their families who suffered health issues as a result of water contamination at the Camp Lejeune military base. The new law will allow victims to potentially sue the government for medical problems they endured from toxic exposure during their time at the camp. This will help veterans to obtain disability benefits for long-term health problems many of them suffered, and help their family members to seek justice as well.

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VA to Begin Issuing Guaranteed Life Insurance to All Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced plans to begin issuing guaranteed life insurance policies for all veterans, regardless of disability status. This will mean that anyone who wants to will be able to obtain life insurance through the VA, even if they would otherwise not qualify for such a policy. This way, veterans can get an insurance policy to help cover expenses for after they pass away, avoiding significant financial burdens for their families.

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Seven Major Injuries That Result in Veteran Disabilities

It should come as no surprise that entering the military can be incredibly risky for someone’s health, and soldiers face constant threats to their health and safety. However, some people might be surprised to learn exactly how veterans tend to get injured, which can lead to serious long-term disabilities. Here are seven of the most common injuries that cause veteran disabilities:

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Applying For VA Benefits Due to a Psychological Disability

When people discuss disability among veterans, a lot of the attention tends to go towards people with obvious physical impairments, such as people who have lost limbs or who suffer from chronic pain. However, the potential psychological impairments that people can suffer as a result of their service can be just as debilitating as any physical injury. But how do you go about applying for VA benefits when your primary issue is a psychological disability?

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