VA Tort Claims vs. VA Disability Claims: What’s the Difference?

VA Tort Claims vs. VA Disability Claims: What’s the Difference?

If you served in the military and developed an injury or illness as a result of your service, you can apply for disability benefits through the VA. Nearly two million veterans took advantage of filing for disability and other VA benefits in 2022 alone, and millions of veterans receive such benefits each year.  Veterans have more…

Three Most Common Mental Conditions that Lead to Successful VA Claims

Three Most Common Mental Conditions that Lead to Successful VA Claims

Veterans can be impacted by injuries they sustained while serving, whether those injuries are physical or mental in nature. Just as the loss of an arm or a concussion can lead to VA disability benefits, so too veterans who are suffering the effects of a service-connected mental condition can often receive VA disability benefits for…

Surprising Conditions that Can Lead to VA Disability Benefits 

Surprising Conditions that Can Lead to VA Disability Benefits 

Missing limbs, traumatic brain injuries, and posttraumatic stress disorder are not the only conditions that can result in a favorable VA disability benefits claim. Any illness or injury, or any combination of them together, that meets two requirements can lead to your benefits claim being granted:  With these being the two primary requirements for a…

What Are the Benefits for a Veteran to Requesting a Higher Level Appeal?

What Are the Benefits for a Veteran to Requesting a Higher Level Appeal?

Veterans whose VA disability claims are denied have three options for appealing the denial. They can request the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (the “Board”) review their claim, file a supplemental claim, or request a more senior reviewer at the VA look at your claim. Much attention is paid to filing a supplemental claim or taking…