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What is the VA Disability Rating for Hearing Loss?

It’s not uncommon for veterans to suffer hearing loss after active duty service. Explosions, gunshots, and other loud noises can destroy your ability to hear. Our VA disability attorneys work hard to help you get the compensation you need. If your claim for VA disability has been denied, give us a call. Our veterans attorneys

How Do I Prove Tinnitus for VA Disability?

Did the VA deny your disability claim for tinnitus? While tinnitus is one of the most common VA disability claims, it can be difficult to prove service-connection. The best solution is to hire one of our VA disability lawyers in Kalamazoo, MI. Our veterans attorneys will be able to help you gather the evidence you

What is a VA-Accredited Attorney?

If your attorney is not accredited by the VA, they're not qualified to represent you. This is why it's important to research your VA disability attorney before hiring. In fact, we encourage you to check us out on the VA's database. Here are the results for our VA lawyer, Casey Walker. Continue reading to learn

How Do I File a VA Disability Appeal?

It took the VA an average of 111.5 days to complete disability claims in April 2019. (For those who were wondering, that's over 3 months.) Since it takes so much time to process a claim, the last thing you want is to receive a denial of benefits in the mail. Yet, you can still appeal

Can You Get VA Disability for Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is one of the most claimed VA disabilities in the United States. Yet, too many veterans don’t receive the compensation they deserve for this condition. Since it can be difficult to prove that tinnitus is connected to military service, we recommend hiring one of our VA disability lawyers. Our veterans attorneys in Kalamazoo, MI

3 Documents That Support Your VA Disability Claim

Need help filing your VA disability claim? If you have a service connected disability, it’s important you contact one of our VA disability lawyers as soon as possible to handle your case. We’re able to use our expertise in VA law to your advantage. Continue reading to learn what evidence you’ll need to validate your

Can I Still Work with 100% VA Disability or TDIU?

Wondering if you can work without losing your VA disability benefits? You’re not alone. Part of the problem is that many of the veterans we work with don’t understand the difference between Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) and 100% disability. While both have similar eligibility standards, they’re not identical. Our VA disability lawyers in Kalamazoo,

Can the VA Take Away My Disability Benefits?

We understand that you depend on your VA disability benefits to support your household, which is why our Kalamazoo, MI VA lawyers do everything in their power to help your case. If you have a condition that’s expected to improve, the VA reserves the right to examine you at a later time to see if

How Do I Increase My VA Disability Rating?

NOTE: As of February 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs discontinued VA Forms 21-526 and 21-526B. To request a reconsideration of your disability rating, you’ll need to instead fill out VA Form 21-526EZ. If your service connected condition has worsened over time, you may need to ask the VA to increase your disability

Is PTSD a Permanent VA Disability?

Many veterans have post-traumatic stress disorder after witnessing or experiencing traumatic events. If you or a loved one have PTSD from military service, call our VA lawyers today. Our veteran disability attorneys have experience helping clients file appeals with the VA. Continue reading to learn if PTSD is a permanent VA disability. If you any

Is VA Disability Compensation Retroactive?

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs often takes months or even years to process claims. This is because they have a backlog of VA disability claims they haven't yet processed. If you're waiting for your verdict, remember that VA disability compensation can be retroactive. This means that the VA pays the full amount of benefits

What Disabilities Can You Claim with the VA?

The VA offers compensation for a wide range of service-connected conditions. Yet, too many veterans don't file for the VA disability benefits they deserve. Sound familiar? If you or a loved one has a disability after serving our country, call our law firm today. The VA awards disability benefits to those who can prove their

Who Can Help Me File a VA Disability Claim?

There is no shame in asking for help, especially when hiring a VA disability attorney could mean the difference between having your claim denied and receiving the benefits you deserve. Depending on your unique circumstances, filing a VA disability claim can be complicated. For this reason, we highly recommend you hire one of our Kalamazoo,

What is the VA Disability 5 Year Rule?

Did you know that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs can increase, decrease, or even terminate your VA disability benefits upon re-examination? The VA has the right to ex-examine you to see if your disability has lessened or even disappeared over time. Since some disabilities are permanent, not every veteran will be re-examined. However,

How Can I Get VA Disability Benefits for PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that makes it difficult for people to emotionally heal after living through a traumatic event. If you have PTSD that’s connected to your military service, you may be eligible to receive VA disability benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Our VA disability lawyers in Kalamazoo

5 Challenges for Veterans with Service Connected Disability

Not everyone understands the difficulties veterans face once they return home, which is why our experienced VA disability lawyers do their best to serve our community. Whether you’re a returning member of our military or a concerned loved one, continue reading to learn about some of the challenges our veterans face while adjusting to civilian

Top 5 Mistakes When Filing for VA Disability Benefits

Ready to file your claim for VA disability benefits? First, check out the top 5 mistakes veterans can make when filing for VA disability. A VA disability lawyer can help you avoid mistakes that could compromise your well-deserved benefits. It is our goal to make sure you have all the information you need to make

Why You Should Hire a VA Disability Attorney

Aren't sure how to get the compensation you deserve for service connected disability? Call our disability lawyers today to set up your consultation. A disability attorney won't rely on the VA to build the evidence needed to support your claim. Instead, they'll make sure your disability is thoroughly documented by doctors so you stand the

Benefits of an Independent Medical Examination for VA Disability

An independent medical examination (IME) is one of the best tools you have while seeking VA disability benefits. Unlike the Compensation and Pension Exam, an independent medical examination is performed by a doctor with no connection to the VA. Continue reading to learn why your disability attorney may recommend an independent medical examination. For more

How to Prove a Service Connected Disability

To get veterans benefits, you have to prove you have a service connected disability. If you aren’t sure whether your condition is related to military service, we recommend hiring a VA disability attorney. From our experience working with other clients, we understand how a service connected disability affects every facet of life. For this reason,

How is VA Disability Different from SSD?

Have you already filed for Social Security disability (SSD)? If so, it’s important to understand that how the Social Security Administration processes your claim and awards benefits is different from how it’s handled at the Department of Veterans Affairs. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with a disability attorney near you. Our law firm

Can My Military Discharge Status Affect Disability Benefits?

Did you know that your VA benefits are affected by your discharge status from the military? As long as you don’t receive a dishonorable discharge, you are eligible to receive disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Keep reading to learn how your military discharge status could affect your disabled veteran benefits. For more

Who is Eligible for VA Death Benefits?

If a loved one who served in the military has recently passed away, you may be eligible for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) benefits. DIC benefits are designed to financially support the surviving spouses, children, and dependent parents of veterans. Keep reading to learn who is eligible to receive VA death benefits. For more information

How Does the VA Evaluate Traumatic Brain Injury?

The Department of Defense reported that brain injuries account for 22% of combat casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you or a loved one has traumatic brain injury (TBI) resulting from military service, we recommend calling a VA disability attorney as soon as possible. You may be eligible to receive VA disability compensation. In this

VA Disability Benefits for Joint and Musculoskeletal Injuries [Updated]

If you or a loved one has joint and musculoskeletal injuries resulting from military service, we recommend calling one of our VA attorneys as soon as possible. Serving in the military is physically demanding, which increases your risk of being injured or developing a chronic condition. In this blog post, our veterans disability attorneys at

Understanding the VA Disability Claim Process

The VA disability claim process can be confusing for those still in active military service or for those recently separated or retired. In this blog post, we hope to eliminate any confusion you might have by explaining what types of evidence you’ll need to collect to prove your disability and how the U.S. Department of

What Constitutes a “Presumptive Condition”?

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs assumes that certain medical conditions in certain veteran populations were caused by military service. For this reason, you may be eligible to receive VA disability benefits for what is called a “presumptive condition”. Like the name suggests, the VA will presume certain conditions to be caused by your military

The Psychological Rating System and VA Mental Disorders

Are you a military veteran who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? The VA benefits attorney at VA Disability Group provide legal help to veterans with PTSD to help them get the VA benefits they deserve.Do you or a loved one have a service-related mental disability? People with psychiatric disability (such as post-traumatic stress disorder) often

What is Gulf War Syndrome?

Are you or a loved one suffering from medically unexplainable symptoms that may have an origin in Gulf War military service? If so, we highly recommend you read our blog post where we outline what you can do to make sure you get the VA compensation you deserve. An experienced VA disability attorney will be

How to Get Benefits for Military Exposure to Agent Orange

President George H.W. Bush signed the Agent Orange Act into law in 1991. This act mandated that certain diseases be presumed to be caused by Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War. Continue reading to learn how our VA disability lawyers can help you receive Agent Orange compensation. What is Agent Orange? During the Vietnam

VA Compensation for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental condition that can affect your ability to reintegrate into civilian life after combat. If you or a loved one has been suffering from PTSD as a result of serving in the military, please do not hesitate to reach out to an experienced VA attorney today. Continue reading

VA Disability Compensation for Individual Unemployability

Are you or a loved one completely unemployable due to an injury from military service? If so, you may be eligible to receive disability compensation from the VA. In this blog post, you will find information to help you move forward with your individual unemployability claim. Hiring a reliable VA attorney is the first step

VA Disability Benefits for Agent Orange & Parkinson’s Disease [Updated]

The VA will presume that exposure to Agent Orange caused Parkinson’s disease if you served in the Republic of Vietnam between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975. If your claim for Parkinson’s disease has been denied, request a free case evaluation with one of our VA disability lawyers. We are here to help you

Presumptive Service-Connection for Certain Diseases Associated with Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune

On September 9, 2016, a proposed rule was published in the Federal Register allowing presumptive service-connection for certain diseases associated with Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water supply (click here to learn more). Typically, proposed rules such as this are open for the public to comment on for 60 days or more, but given the sensitive nature

Tips for Active Duty Service members Filing for Benefits

This article focuses on things an active military member should do to increase their chances of successfully filing a claim for VA benefits BEFORE THEY GET OFF ACTIVE DUTY. Specifically, what needs to be done to document that a condition occurred while on active duty. For starters, in order to successfully file a claim for