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Do I need to use an Attorney, VSO, or represent myself with a VA Disability Claim?

Do I need to use an Attorney, VSO, or represent myself with a VA Disability Claim?

A serious question to ask yourself when filing a VA disability claim or appeal is…Do I need an attorney to help me with my VA disability claim? I struggled with the same question. Would I be better off as a veteran representing myself? Maybe I should use a Veterans’ Service Officer (VSO) to help me. Let’s jump into the pros and cons of each of these options. Using an Attorney for VA Disability Claims: Pros: The first and obvious advantage for a veteran using an attorney when filing a VA Disability Claim is that the veteran doesn’t have to file...


Barriers Veterans Face In Getting Help With PTSD

Barriers Veterans Face In Getting Help With PTSD

Barriers For Veterans Getting Help with PTSD  What keeps most veterans from receiving the care they need in relation to PTSD? This article will explain the barriers preventing veterans from getting the proper care they need for their PTSD.  The Department of Veterans Affairs states that on va.gov that there are over 1,293 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,112 outpatient sites. Even with this many VA healthcare facilities some veterans still don’t receive the care they need. Why? Maybe the VA facilities are in an inconvenient location. If that is the case a veteran can now request...


PTSD Awareness

PTSD Awareness


My VA Hospital Experience

My VA Hospital Experience

I wanted to take a moment and debunk some of the negative stigma attached to The Department of Veterans Affairs. I must admit that as a veteran I’ve had some really bad experiences with the VA Healthcare System. Since I have been out of the Army one of my VA Disability Claims has turned into an appeal that has been drug out for years now. My experiences with the VA Claims process leaves me to ask the following question: Do the VA decision makers do a thorough job and actually look at their own medical records when deciding the outcome...


Jacked up VA Math!

Jacked up VA Math!

Why does 10 plus 10 not equal 20? If you are like me and are a Veteran with multiple disabilities this is something you probably have asked yourself. I logged onto my Ebenifits account one day to notice that I was rated a 10% disability rating for migraines related to the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) I received on my second deployment. I was so excited! I did what I thought was a simple math equation and came up with how much back pay I was going to receive from the VA. I did my figuring and by my calculations the...