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Can I Collect VA Disability Benefits and SSD?

Veterans helping veterans get the benefits they deserve

You May Be Eligible to Collect Additional Disability Benefits Disabled veterans often have more options than they think. Besides veterans disability compensation, you may also be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. It's important to keep an open mind. Sometimes a government program you never considered provides the additional support you and your family need. One of the advantages of working with the VA-accredited claims agents at The Rep For Vets® is that they always keep an eye out for a veteran's best interests. When a claims agent handles your claim, you can be sure that all the angels are covered. What...

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What Are VA Benefits, and How Do I Get Them?

Veterans helping veterans get the benefits they deserve

Veterans who served in the active military and received an honorable or general discharge are entitled to monthly, non-taxable benefits if they are disabled in the service of their country. Sometimes these benefits are called "service-connected benefits" and sometimes they're called "disability compensation." The disabilities can range from orthopedic injuries to hearing problems, arthritis and cancer. The amount of compensation depends on a few different things, like the type of disability and the number of dependents (your children or spouse) in your family. There is a very broad range of possibilities. If you are a vet with a 100 percent service-related...

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Understanding the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019

Photo by © Tim Page/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images On January 29, 2019, the Federal Circuit Court decided that when Congress passed 38 U.S.C. section 1116 they intended for “Republic of Vietnam” to include “the 12 nautical mile territorial sea of the ‘Republic of Vietnam’.” In doing so Court expressly rejected the VA’s “boots on ground requirement.” This means that tens of thousands of veterans are now entitled to the presumption of exposure of herbicides. If you feel that your case falls into this category, I urge you to call us immediately. Veterans serving in the Vietnam era experienced one of toughest battles...

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