Obtaining VA benefits With an Other Than Honorable Discharge

It is not impossible for veterans with an Other Than Honorable discharge (“OTH discharge”) to obtain VA benefits. There are many misconceptions about the availability of VA benefits for veterans with OTH discharges. Regardless of misconceptions, these Veterans often face tremendous difficulties in obtaining government benefits. However, under the right circumstances, Veterans with an Other […]

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Working While Receiving VA Disability Compensation

Generally speaking, veterans receiving VA disability compensation may work — even if they receive a 100% schedular disability rating. For most veterans that receive standard VA disability compensation, the government does not limit the Veteran’s earning potential simply because the Veteran receives VA disability compensation. However, this advice does not apply to veterans that receive […]

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What is a DBQ?

A DBQ, or “Disability Benefits Questionnaire,” is a standardized VA Form. Medical experts use DBQ’s to document the cause and severity of conditions listed on a VA claim. There are many DBQ’s available for many of the conditions most commonly claimed. When filing a claim for disability benefits, a DBQ can be submitted by your […]

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Best Evidence to Submit to the Discharge Review Board

It can be very difficult for Veterans with other than honorable discharges to convince a military Discharge Review Board (“DRB”) to upgrade their discharges. The discharge upgrade process can be very confusing, and there is a shortage of representatives able to assist Veterans with upgrading military discharges. However, it is possible to convince a DRB […]

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VA Has Scheduled C&P Examinations For My Claims. Am I Required to Attend?

One of the most challenging parts of the VA claims process is undergoing C&P Examinations. These exams are often intrusive, impersonal, and stressful for many Veterans. VA sometimes requires Veterans to drive to unfamiliar locations for examinations. However, C&P Examinations are an important part of the VA claims process. If VA has scheduled C&P examinations […]

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I am developing new conditions as a result of my service-connected conditions. Can I get VA benefits for secondary service connection?

Veterans commonly develop new medical conditions when undergoing treatment or using medications for service-connected disabilities. Any time a service-connected condition causes a new condition to develop, VA benefits may be available for those conditions. Also, VA benefits may be available if a service-connected condition causes a non-service connected condition to worsen. This principle is called […]

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I left active duty with clean separation exams. Can I still receive VA benefits?

Many Veterans do not apply for VA benefits because of popular misconceptions about the VA claims system. One misconception is that a Veteran cannot obtain benefits because of “clean” separation exams. The thought is that because they did not mark any conditions on these physical exams, they cannot receive benefits. This is not always true. […]

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Veterans Law Attorneys Can Help Your VA Benefits Appeal

Receiving a denial letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) is often a stressful experience. Denial letters often contain jargon and legalese that is confusing and difficult for many Veterans to understand. Also, there are important filing deadlines that must be followed if the denied Veteran wishes to appeal the denial. Although the government […]

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