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From Battle Scars to Benefits: Understanding the Top 11 VA Disability Claims

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In 2022, the federal government paid out over $120 billion in VA disability claims to almost 6 million veterans, according to the latest VA Benefits Report.  Now, that benefits report on is one long and wordy beast, but don't worry. We've combed through it, and today we’re breaking down the 11 most common disabilities for which veterans may claim VA benefits. They include things like tinnitus (ringing in the ears), knee and ankle limitations, hearing loss, PTSD, migraines, lumbosacral or cervical strain, paralysis of the sciatic nerve, scars that impair your ability to work, and diabetes mellitus. If you've got any of...

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Can I Get Disability Benefits for Military Sexual Trauma?

Veteran talking with counselor about military sexual trauma

The short answer is: Yes. You are entitled to veterans disability benefits for Military Sexual Trauma (MST) if it caused you to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other health conditions that make it difficult for you to work and provide. It doesn't matter if you didn't report it. It doesn't matter how long it has been. What matters is that you're ready to take this important step on your healing journey and use the resources that are available to you. If you experienced MST, you are not alone. Recent major investigative reports have brought to light just how prevalent sexual...

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How Does the VA Determine My PTSD Disability Rating?

Veteran discusses disability claim with claims expert

As every solider knows, you can’t go into battle alone. You need a reliable and dependable support team behind you. The same is true of veterans battling with PTSD. Having a compassionate, understanding PTSD recovery team can help the healing process along. But the road to recovery is not always easy. We know of veterans who’ve done all the “right” things. They’ve reached out to their people for help. Received a PTSD diagnosis from a doctor. Applied for disability benefits, had a VA medical evaluation--only to have the VA deny them benefits, or give them a rating lower than their...

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

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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 (PTSD), 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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