What additional benefits are available to veterans who use orthopedic or assistive devices?

Though my firm handles VA Disability Compensation benefits, I also try to lead my clients in the right direction for other resources for which they may be eligible. Veterans who use orthopedic or assistive devices, such as prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs, and home medical equipment, have a number of resources they can tap to get the most out of their VA benefits. Continue reading “What additional benefits are available to veterans who use orthopedic or assistive devices?”

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Veterans in Pain May Find Relief with New Court Decision

Just a few days ago the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided the watershed case of Saunders v. Wilkie that will impact thousands of veterans’ claims for VA Disability Compensation benefits. Continue reading “Veterans in Pain May Find Relief with New Court Decision”

VA Disability Ratings, or, Why can’t the VA add?

When we talk about VA Disability Compensation benefits, we inevitably end up talking about disability ratings, aka VA ratings. So what are disability ratings? In short, your disability rating is the VA’s way of saying exactly how disabled you are, and thus, to what monthly benefit amount you are entitled. This seems easy enough, but it gets complicated the more disabilities you have. Continue reading “VA Disability Ratings, or, Why can’t the VA add?”

Social Security vs. Veterans Affairs: The Nitty Gritty on Disability Benefits

I recently wrote a post called Maximizing Benefits for Disabled Veterans. That post discussed a brief overview of how disabled veterans might be able to benefit from Social Security disability benefits in addition to their VA Disability Compensation benefits.  However, there is much more to consider when you are thinking of applying for both SSA and VA benefits.

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Maximizing benefits for disabled veterans

I am a disabled veteran. Can I get both Social Security and VA benefits?

The answer is an unsatisfying “maybe.” Whether a disabled veteran is eligible for both Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits depends on several factors. Continue reading “Maximizing benefits for disabled veterans”