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Blue Water Navy News

Blue Water Navy News

Blue Water Navy News regarding agent orange exposure. What is Blue Water Agent Orange? What is Blue Water Agent Orange? During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military used herbicides such as Agent Orange to clear trees and plants.  The military sprayed Agent Orange by...

Can I Get TDIU for Blue Water Agent Orange?

Blue Water Navy Veterans

Blue Water Navy Veterans can now take advantage of the Agent Orange Act of 1991. Why is Agent Orange a Presumed VA Disability? During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military used herbicides such as Agent Orange to clear trees and plants.  Due to the toxicity and...

Blue Water Navy News

Blue Water Veterans Get Agent Orange Benefits

Blue Water Veterans get Agent Orange Benefits as of January 1, 2020, when the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 took effect. What is Agent Orange? During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military used herbicides such as Agent Orange to clear trees and...

What are VA TBI Residuals?

What are VA TBI Residuals?

If you do not understand how VA rates or weighs TBI residuals this article will help. Are Your VA TBI Residuals Related to Service? Before VA will assign a rating for TBI, it must first determine whether it is related to service.  The question is whether VA...

How Does VA Rate TBI?

How Does VA Rate TBI?

What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)? Understanding the basics will help you learn how VA Rates TBI. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. According to the Department of Defense, more than 313,816 service members have...

TBI C&P Exam

TBI C&P Exam

TBI VA Disability Benefits Before we discuss the TBI C&P Exam, unless special rules apply, VA will deny service connection for Traumatic  Brain Injury (TBI) unless the Veteran can prove a: Current diagnosis, In-service event, disease or injury, and Medical...

Increase Your Rating from 70% to 100%

Increase Your Rating from 70% to 100%

Guidance on How to Increase Your Monthly VA Payment Increase your Rating from 70% to 100%. If you already have a 70% rating, then you may already understand how VA ratings work.  Therefore, you probably know that a 100% rating is the maximum allowed by law. ...

VA Sleep Apnea Eligibility

VA Sleep Apnea Eligibility

Service Connection VA Disability Sleep Apnea Eligibility Criteria. The VA uses sleep apnea eligibility criteria to figure out the correct rating for a veteran’s disability.  That goes for sleep apnea, PTSD, and any other disability.  But before VA will...

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HOW MANY TIMES CAN I APPEAL MY SSDI DENIAL?

HOW MANY TIMES CAN I APPEAL MY SSDI DENIAL? If you’ve been denied Social Security disability benefits, you’re in good company. Most people who apply for SSDI are denied at first. Fortunately, a great many of those who stick it out and pursue the appeals process are...

Most Common Conditions that Qualify for Long-Term Disability Benefits

Most Common Conditions that Qualify for Long-Term Disability Benefits The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides only long-term disability benefits. That means that the disabling condition must either have lasted or be expected to last for at least one year or...

Understanding Why Your Social Security Disability Claim Has Been Denied

Understanding Why Your Social Security Disability Claim Has Been Denied Most Social Security disability (SSDI) claims are denied at first. The good news is that many claims that are initially denied are approved later, most often at the hearing stage. To give yourself...

How Long Will My Social Security Disability Appeal Take?

How Long Will My Social Security Disability Appeal Take? When you visit the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) website, you’ll find an estimate that it will take three to six months to receive a determination on your Social Security disability (SSDI)...

Can I receive VA disability for Burn Pit exposure?

Where did the military use burn pits? Since 1991, American forces have served in the Southwest Theater of Operations.  To dispose of nearly all forms of waste, the military dug large burn pits.  Every forward operating base (FOB) in the region used burn pits. See map...

How Can I Receive VA Compensation for Burn Pit Exposure?

What is a Burn Pit? A burn pit is an area devoted to open-air burning of trash and you can receive VA Compensation for burn pit exposure. During U.S. operations in countries such as Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan, the military commonly used burn pits for waste disposal....

How to Qualify for VA Compensation While Receiving SSI

How to Qualify for VA Compensation While Receiving SSI. Veterans can receive both VA compensation and SSI.  Both VA compensation and SSI require that you have disabling conditions.  However, the requirements to qualify differ.  How to Qualify for VA...

How Receiving Social Security Disability Can Help You Get VA 100%

How Receiving Social Security Disability Can Help You Get VA 100%. Receiving Social Security disability can help you get a 100% VA rating.  However, receiving Social Security disability doesn’t guarantee a 100% VA rating.  It can be used as powerful evidence...

HOW MANY TIMES CAN I APPEAL MY SSDI DENIAL?

HOW MANY TIMES CAN I APPEAL MY SSDI DENIAL? If you’ve been denied Social Security disability benefits, you’re in good company. Most people who apply for SSDI are denied at first. Fortunately, a great many of those who stick it out and pursue the appeals process are...

Most Common Conditions that Qualify for Long-Term Disability Benefits

Most Common Conditions that Qualify for Long-Term Disability Benefits The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides only long-term disability benefits. That means that the disabling condition must either have lasted or be expected to last for at least one year or...

Understanding Why Your Social Security Disability Claim Has Been Denied

Understanding Why Your Social Security Disability Claim Has Been Denied Most Social Security disability (SSDI) claims are denied at first. The good news is that many claims that are initially denied are approved later, most often at the hearing stage. To give yourself...

What You Need to Know: Social Security and Long-Term Disability Benefits

What You Need to Know: Social Security and Long-Term Disability Benefits Long-term disability insurance can be a great safety net. But, what happens if you have long-term disability and you would also be qualified for Social Security disability benefits (SSDI)?...

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