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How to Get Help with Disability Benefits for Schizophrenia

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Are you a veteran suffering from schizophrenia? As a veteran you are entitled to disability benefits that can help you cope with your symptoms, and you don't have to go through the VA claims process alone. This article will help you determine if you’re eligible for benefits, what you need to do to make your case to the VA, and how you can get help with your claim. Do I Qualify for Schizophrenia Disability Benefits? The first thing you need is a professional diagnosis of schizophrenia. You must also prove that you are unable to work despite medications. Finally, you need to...

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Am I Eligible for the 3M Combat Arms Earplugs Class Action?

Do you suffer from hearing loss and tinnitus? Did you serve in the armed forces between the years 2003 and 2015? Defective 3M Combat Arms earplugs could be the culprit, and you could be entitled to compensation, thanks to a large class action lawsuit set to go to trial early next year. Hearing loss and tinnitus can be distressing, and have serious negative impacts on your quality of life. The good news is that thousands of veterans may be entitled to receive compensation for hearing loss and tinnitus caused by defective 3M Combat Arms earplugs, which were manufactured and sold by...

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Should I Hire an Attorney or Agent to Get Veterans Disability Benefits?

The fight for disability compensation can be as tough and grueling as anything on the battlefield. Not only is the VA disability claims process complex, it can be long and error-prone. Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) have stepped in to shoulder some of the bureaucratic burden placed on veterans seeking disability compensation, but a typical VSO like Disabled American Veterans handles tens of thousands of claims a year. The level of personal attention a VA disability attorney or agent can devote to your claim might be reason alone to hire one. Experienced attorneys and VA-certified claims agents also help dig up evidence...

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New Law Would Expand Agent Orange Presumptive List, Extending Benefits to Vietnam Veterans

Thousands of Vietnam veterans who have suffered from bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, hypertension, and Parkinson’s-like symptoms related to Agent Orange exposure could soon be fast-tracked for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, thanks to a new law. The Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans Act of 2020, passed by an overwhelming majority in the Senate in late July, acknowledged the large body of scientific evidence suggesting that these diseases are associated with Agent Orange, and should be added to the Agent Orange Presumptive List. In order to take effect, the law must make it into the final defense spending bill for fiscal...

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How Can I Get a 100% VA Disability Rating for PTSD?

With Mental Illness Awareness Week upon us and World Mental Health Day coming up on October 10, we thought we'd shed some light on PTSD and the VA disability benefits system. First known as “shell shock” or “operational fatigue”, our society has come a long way in understanding the full impact of what is now known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a mental health condition affecting the lives of millions of veterans. The 1983 National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study, the first long-term study of its kind, found that some 30% of Vietnam veterans had symptoms of PTSD within eight years of the...

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Am I Eligible for Service-Connected Disability Compensation?

VA-Accredited Claims Agents Helping You Understand Your Eligibility Many people wonder whether or not they may be eligible for veterans disability benefits. You don't have to wonder anymore. Our VA-accredited claims agents can help you understand whether or not you may be eligible for service-connected disability compensation. At The Rep For Vets, our claims agents serve veterans nationwide and are dedicated to helping military veterans get the benefits they deserve. If you have questions about your benefits, complete the online contact form for a free consultation. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has two disability programs: Service-Connected Disability Compensation and Non-Service-connected Disability Pension....

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VA Resumes In-Person C&P Exams In Most of the Country

Update: As of October 2, 2020, in-person C&P exams are now available for scheduling throughout the country, but not all service areas are authorized to schedule exams that may require the removal of personal protective equipment (PPE). If your condition requires that you remove your mask or other PPE during the examination, enter your zip code in the interactive map here to see if it's permitted in your service area. Need help navigating these changes? Not sure what to expect at your C&P exam? Don't hesitate to contact an attorney or VA-certified claims agents at the Rep for Vets today for...

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Helping You Through the Appeals Process

Was your veterans disability compensation award simply too small? Were you denied benefits that you deserve? If you are thinking of filing an appeal, talk to one of our VA-accredited claims agents. At The Rep For Vets, a VA-accredited claims agent can guide you through the appeals process to help you get the successful results you deserve. If you have received too few benefits or if your benefits have been denied, you have options through the appeals process. Veterans have the right to appeal decisions made by the VA. In fact, appealing VA decisions is often just part of the process. Examples of Appeals...

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What Are the Requirements for Veterans Disability Compensation?

Claims Agents with In-Depth Knowledge of Eligibility for VA Benefits Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for many different programs and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, but you must meet certain requirements first. To learn what those requirements are and how they may apply to you, contact our VA-accredited claims agents at (888) 573-7838 for a free initial consultation. At The Rep For Vets, our claims agents have in-depth knowledge of these requirements. We understand the laws and the appeals process to take care of things for you so that you get the benefits...

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How We Help You Through the Claims Process

Our Claims Agents Promise to Serve You as Honorably as You Served Your Country Government benefits for military veterans have been around since Abraham Lincoln was president, but veterans still encounter problems getting the VA benefits they deserve. The government system can be complicated. It's full of red tape, and the wait times often seem too long for people who are struggling to make ends meet. At The Rep For Vets®, our VA-accredited claims agents help veterans beat the red tape. You see, our claims agents don't like to see vets get pushed around. We refuse to forget what you've given to...

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