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Help for veterans with PTSD

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What does the face of PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) look like? For too many veterans, they simply have to look in the mirror to know the answer to this question. PTSD is a serious and very complex disorder that affects veterans as a result of the horrors of war, injury, or other in-service event that […]




VA Benefits for Gulf War Syndrome

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Frequently in my practice I meet veterans who have a variety of symptoms that can’t be attributed to a single cause. The vets go to doctors in and outside the VA who can’t easily figure out what is going on with their health, and they are often misdiagnosed as a result. The problems are very […]




Your social media posts may impact your workers’ comp or injury case

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“Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” If you’ve watched any cop shows or movies, you’re probably familiar with those words. While Miranda rights only apply in criminal cases, those words are true even in civil cases. What you say to the insurance adjuster, to your friends, […]




Fixing the VA Benefits Backlog

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Recently, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs advised Congress that it must do something to reduce the time it takes for a veteran’s appeal for disability benefits to be resolved. As of January, an estimated 400,000 veterans had appeals pending with the Veterans Administration. It takes an average of 1,000 days — nearly three years — […]




Beware Bad Tax Advice About Workers’ Compensation Payments

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If your tax preparer tells you that you need to claim your workers’ compensation payment as income, it’s time to find a new accountant. Workers’ compensation benefits, whether paid as weekly checks or settlements, are NEVER taxable. Now that tax season is in full swing, we’ve been getting calls and questions from clients who are being […]




New Hope for “Blue Water Navy” vets Exposed to Agent Orange?

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During the Vietnam War, 90,000 Navy vets served offshore and may have been exposed to Agent Orange. But they are not eligible for VA disability benefits for health problems they suffered as a result of that exposure. These sailors, who served on ships off the coast of Vietnam during the war, were initially eligible for […]




Wounded Warrior Project’s Spending Under Scrutiny

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The Wounded Warrior Project is the country’s largest veterans’ charity, but 40 percent of donations cover overhead, like salaries, travel and public relations. In 2014, $124 million went to overhead instead of to directly help wounded veterans. By comparison, the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust spends 96 percent of its budget on veterans; Fisher […]




VA to ask for more money for electronic veterans’ benefits claims processing

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An electronic, paperless filing and claims processing system that was supposed to eliminate the backlog for VA benefits by 2015 has whittled down the wait time for some disabled veterans. But the computer system that cost $1.3 billion to build still isn’t working as efficiently as promised, and the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to […]