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Can a Fully Developed Claim Really Help Me Get My Disability Benefits Faster?

When you're in the business of helping veterans secure disability benefits, you inevitably field the following question: Why is the VA is taking so long to process my claim? There are many factors that affect processing time, including the current backlog, but sometimes the delay is beyond the VA’s control. When a veteran files a standard disability claim it is the VA’s responsibility, under the Duty to Assist doctrine, to gather all the evidence that could help prove your claim, including medical records from private (non-VA) healthcare providers. Sometimes delays are the result of a private doctor taking a while to...

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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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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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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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Appealing a VA Decision

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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Can I Collect VA Disability Benefits and SSD?

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 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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