Posted on Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 7:40 pm.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), at some point, may no longer ask for proof that a certain veteran has been disabled. This is important, especially if the veteran had been struggling for a certain period of time due to illness. Below are the following VA “presumptions” concluding veterans’ disability:
- Gulf War veterans who were in the Southwest Asia
- Vietnam War vets who were in contact with harmful herbicides
- Veterans who have been in contact with harmful chemicals like mustard gas, Lewisite, or ionizing radiation during their enlistment
- Veterans who have suffered tropical or chronic diseases after their enlistment in the military
- Veterans who have been held captive by the enemies during the war
Veterans should know that they may possibly get their disability benefits immediately if they fall to any of the aforementioned circumstances and the VA may no longer need to ask them for documents to as proof of their disability. If you want to know more about your disability benefits as a veteran in Arizona, fill out the contact form on the top of this page today.
Posted on Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 2:08 pm.
A veteran from Mississippi, who had been afflicted with a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after his deployment in the Vietnam war, has complained that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continue to deny him his benefits, a November 23 article for the Miami Herald stated.
According to Lionel Sosa, 78, he was disappointed in the VA after he had been turned down for claiming PTSD disability. Reports revealed that Sosa had first claimed for his benefits in 2004 and had suffered serious complications of PTSD after continuously being denied his benefits. However, Sosa, who was given a prognosis of only several more months to live by his doctor, was favored in a recent VA appeals decision. A federal court, specialized for such veterans affairs, is the one to have made the decision: VA officials have been ordered to consider the additional documents that will be submitted by Sosa. Sosa is only one of the 85,721 veterans who is waiting to get a VA decision for benefits.
Fighting for your veterans’ disability could be frustrating, especially if the VA continue to deny you your deserved benefits. If you are in such situation, working with a skilled attorney is important for you to increase your chances of getting those benefits. Fill out the contact form on the top of this page today to get in touch with an Arizona attorney.