What is the VA 55-Year Rule?

What is the VA 55-Year Rule?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implements a range of policies aimed at determining and monitoring the severity of service-connected disabilities among veterans. These regulations serve the dual purpose of adjusting disability ratings and safeguarding existing ratings through a classification known as a “protected rating.” Among these regulations is the “55 Years Old” rule, a…

VA Ratings and Erectile Dysfunction: What You Need to Know

VA Ratings and Erectile Dysfunction: What You Need to Know

When it comes to veterans’ healthcare, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) plays a crucial role in providing support and assistance. Many veterans may not be aware that VA benefits extend beyond traditional medical services. In recent years, there has been an increased recognition of the impact of service-related conditions, such as erectile dysfunction (ED),…

Do VA Disabilities Need to Be Evaluated by a VA Doctor?

Do VA Disabilities Need to Be Evaluated by a VA Doctor?

Veterans who struggle with a service-connected injury, illness or medical condition may have questions about how to file a disability claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and many questions we receive at VA Benefits Attorneys are about the medical evaluation process. We understand that you most likely have a family doctor that…

Why Are VA Cancer Disability Claims Denied?

Why Are VA Cancer Disability Claims Denied?

The PACT Act – was a big step forward in veteran support and provides health benefits for military veterans diagnosed with presumptive medical conditions (like cancer) due to toxic burn pit exposure. This legislation provides disability benefits for veterans who have been diagnosed with select cancers and medical conditions that are presumed to be due…

How Can I Increase My VA Disability Rating From 40% to 100%?

How Can I Increase My VA Disability Rating From 40% to 100%?

Veterans who are approved for disability via the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), receive a disability rating that correlates with the extent of their injuries and the impact it has on their livelihood. The amount of monthly compensation is based on your VA disability rating and veterans with a lower rating may feel that…

How Can I Increase My VA Disability Rating From 50% to 100%?

How Can I Increase My VA Disability Rating From 50% to 100%?

When you are approved for disability compensation via the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) you will be given a disability rating. Your disability rating puts a numerical value on how much your service-related injury, illness or medical condition decreases your general health and ability to work and function. Your monthly disability compensation is commensurate…

How Can I Increase My VA Disability Rating From 60% to 100%?

How Can I Increase My VA Disability Rating From 60% to 100%?

Veterans who apply for service-connected disability with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will receive a disability rating that determines their amount of compensation. When veterans apply for VA disability benefits, they will undergo a detailed health assessment by medical professionals to determine the severity of their disability and be given a disability rating…

How to Increase VA Disability Rating from 90% to 100%

How to Increase VA Disability Rating from 90% to 100%

When a veteran takes the crucial step of applying for VA service-connected disability benefits, they open the door to a personalized evaluation by the esteemed Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Through a meticulous assessment of their condition, the VA determines an appropriate disability rating that reflects the severity of their circumstances. This disability rating system,…

What Injuries Are the Easiest to Claim for VA Disability?

What Injuries Are the Easiest to Claim for VA Disability?

Are you a veteran who deals with a service-related injury, illness or medical condition? The disability claims process can be complicated for many veterans and many have had claims denied by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We may be able to help here at VA Benefits Attorneys. We know that you have questions…