The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and National Institute of Health (NIH) have announced they will be conducting a five-year long study into the condition known as Gulf War Illness, or Gulf War Syndrome, as it is commonly known. This study is meant to look into the varied symptoms of the illness, which affects nearly a third of the 700,000 people who served during the Gulf War. The goal is to uncover the cause of the disease, and develop treatments for those who have suffered with disabilities related to Gulf War Syndrome.
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It is estimated that nearly five million veterans, or about 27% of all veterans, have some kind of disability related to their military service, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, there are a substantial number of veterans who may be eligible for compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (also known as the VA) who do not currently receive them. So how do you know if you are eligible for veterans disability compensation?
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If you receive disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (also known as the VA), you have already been assigned a disability rating. What not everyone knows is that you can seek to have your rating increased after it gets assigned, even potentially years or decades after you are first awarded benefits. But how can you increase your disability rating, and what do you need to do?
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (also known as the VA) has announced that it will award $16 million in grants to adaptive sports programs to assist disabled veterans around the country. These grants are intended to help more than 13,000 veterans participate in programs that will allow them to improve their lives and help manage their disabilities. This same program aided 108 organizations throughout all 50 states, as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, in 2022.
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The process of applying for disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (also known as the VA) can be long and complicated at the best of times, but it can become much harder if you make a serious mistake on your application. That is why you should take a few basic steps to give yourself the best odds of succeeding at obtaining your benefits. Here are five tips to increase your chances of getting VA disability benefits:
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According to new data released by the Department of Veterans Affairs (also known as the VA), the rate of homelessness among veterans declined by around 11% since 2020. This also indicates an overall drop in the number of homeless veterans by about 55% since 2010. This major drop in homelessness among veterans is attributed in no small part to active efforts by the VA to aid veterans struggling to afford housing.
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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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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”
The United States Senate recently passed the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (Honoring Our PACT) Act. This new piece of legislation, assuming it passes the House of Representatives, is set to become the biggest expansion to veterans’ disability benefits in decades. In addition to increasing available benefits, it will also make it easier for the VA to hire medical staff, improving availability of services.
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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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