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Blog Posts in July, 2016

  • From 2007 to 2015, the VA evaluated over 24,000 veterans for their traumatic brain injury (TBI) claims using physicians unqualified to evaluate TBI. This revelation came to light after an investigation by a news team in Minneapolis, KARE 11, found that as many as 300 veterans at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center were denied benefits based on unqualified examinations. The KARE 11 team found that ...
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  • Burn Pits: The New Agent Orange?

    || 14-Jul-2016

    Many OIF/OEF veterans know exactly what a burn pit is, since they lived and worked near and around them. The military used large trash pits as a way to get rid of refuse, and burned many different kinds of material. While the VA concedes that exposure to the fumes of the burn pits caused eye irritation and burning, coughing and throat irritation, breathing difficulties, and skin itching and ...
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  • Confirming Your Stressor for PTSD

    || 7-Jul-2016

    Unlike a lot of other mental health disorders, post traumatic stress disorder (or PTSD), can manifest months or even years after a veteran leaves service. Sometimes, those signs can be subtle and become more disabling as time goes by. In order to be service-connected for PTSD, you will need to show that there was an in-service stressor and that you have a current diagnosis of PTSD. To obtain a ...
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