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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...


Rally Point Apparel- Military T-Shirts

Rally Point Apparel- Military T-Shirts

Here at Rally Point Apparel, we take immense pride in the design work that goes behind each and every one of our military t-shirts. Veterans tell us all the time that they feel a profound sense of pride when they wear one of our military t-shirts. For current and former military members there is no greater way to show off their honor and patriotism than by wearing a Rally Point Apparel military t-shirt. We also seek to raise awareness to the issues that military personnel and veterans face daily through our innovative designed military t-shirts. So, if you are shopping...


PTSD During the Holidays

PTSD During the Holidays

PTSD DURING THE HOLIDAYS  Veterans with PTSD may have a difficult time during the holidays. This can be for many different reasons. Many veterans that suffer with PTSD have a trigger they associate with the holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas can be a difficult time for me. I remember being deployed to Iraq on Thanksgiving and Christmas of 2003. My squad was doing missions on both days. I was miles away from any friends and family and I was getting shot at. Many veterans that suffer with PTSD have a similar circumstance or trigger they associate with the holidays.  A veteran...


Rally Point Apparel Mission to Help Veterans

Rally Point Apparel Mission to Help Veterans

At Rally Point Apparel we strive to bring awareness to issue veterans face through our eye-catching patriot shirts. My name is Chad Childers, and I am the proud owner and founder here at Rally Point Apparel. I am an Army veteran and was deployed with the 2nd Ranger Battalion to Afghanistan in 2002. I was also deployed to Iraq in 2003 with the 82nd Airborne Division. As a combat veteran I struggled to integrate back into normal society as a civilian. Like so many other veterans in order to cope with the effects of PTSD I drank heavily. I ended...


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...