Category Archives: Veterans Benefits or Issues

VA Pays Out $200 Million for Nearly 1,000 Veterans’ Wrongful Deaths

In a ten-year period, the Department of Veterans Affairs has had to pay a huge amount of money to the families of veterans who died as a result of medical malpractice by VA hospitals or doctors. This shocking information was … Continue reading

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New ID Cards for Vets Enrolled in VA Health Care

The VA is introducing a new, secure identification card called the Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC). VHIC replaces the Veteran Identification Card (VIC), which was introduced in 2004. As part of a phased rollout, which began February 21, 2014, the … Continue reading

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VA Says It Did Not Deliberately Destroy Medical Records

Here is a somewhat less-than-convincing statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding recent news stories about the VA deliberately destroying medical records: You may have seen recent news coverage alleging the mishandling of patient records by a VA medical … Continue reading

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Veterans Pension Benefits — Final Figures for 2014

Here are the final figures for 2014 veterans pension benefits.

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VA to Expand Benefits for Traumatic Brain Injury

The Department of Veterans Affairs is adding Five Illnesses Related to Service-Connected TBI. Here is the news release from the VA: Some Veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who are diagnosed with any of five other ailments will have an easier … Continue reading

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Veterans to Receive 1.5 Percent Cost-of-Living Increase for 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs has officially announced the cost-of-living increase for veterans benefits for 2014, in a press release. This increase applies to both compensation and pension benefits. Here is the press release: Veterans, their families and survivors receiving … Continue reading

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VA Marks the 10-Year Anniversary of MyHealth.VA.Gov

A press release from the Department of Veterans Affairs: Online Access Available to Support Veterans Health Care In recognition of the 10th anniversary of its award-winning Personal Health Record, My HealtheVet (www.myhealth.va.gov), the Department of Veterans Affairs is urging all Veterans … Continue reading

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One Million Now Benefit from Post-9/11 GI Bill

Over $30 Billion in Benefits for Veterans, Servicemembers, Families Excerpts from a press release from the VA: Department of Veterans Affairs announced that 1 million Veterans, Servicemembers, and family members have benefited from the Post-9/11 GI Bill since the program’s … Continue reading

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Will We Have a Three-Year Look-Back Period for Veterans Pension Benefits?

There’s an old saying that “pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered.” The point is that if you’re a little greedy you’ll get rich but if you’re too greedy bad things might happen to you. Now it appears that the … Continue reading

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Common Disabilities that Qualify for Veterans’ Disability Benefits

This post is from the Veterans Disability Benefits attorney, Francis Jackson, of the law firm Jackson & MacNichol. As a veteran, you served our country and, if you have any medical conditions brought on by your military services, you most likely qualify for … Continue reading

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