Category Archives: Veteran Service

What Goes On in the Claims Process?

There are eight distinct steps that most claims for disability compensation follow. These phases may vary in time depending on the complexity of the claim, the amount of evidence that must be gathered to support the claims, and the type … Continue reading

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Submitting Evidence to Receive Compensation

To receive any type of compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs, you must first submit all relevant evidence in your possession and/or provide information sufficient to enable VA to obtain all relevant evidence not in your possession. This included … Continue reading

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Receiving Compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs disability provides monthly benefits to veterans in recognition of the effects of disabilities, diseases, or injuries received or aggravated during active military service. The program also provides monthly payments to surviving spouses, dependent children, and … Continue reading

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Fully Developed Claims

The Fully Developed Claims (FDC) program is an optional new initiative that offers servicemembers, veterans, and survivors of both faster decisions from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) on compensation, pension, and survivor benefit claims.  Veterans, servicemembers, and survivors simply … Continue reading

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The Little Known Veterans Pension

Problems with a Veterans Affairs benefit have created a scam industry and left thousands of seniors ignorant of a pension they are entitled to receive, veterans advocates and congressional investigators say.  Many families are unaware of the pension for ailing … Continue reading

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Veteran Business Owners Get a Break

The Obama administration is offering a break to former military members who need capital to start or grow a business.  The Small Business Administration has announced that it will waive its initial borrower fees for veterans who secure loans next … Continue reading

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Influx of Veterans Heading to College

As the war winds down, thousands of veterans are returning home each month andtransitioning back into civilian life. Part of this transition for many Veterans is going back to or starting college. The Department of Veterans Affairs has estimated that … Continue reading

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We Want You – Companies Hiring Veterans

In the last 5 years the rates of unemployment have slightly decreased, but are remaining fairly high. There are 264,000 unemployed post-9/11 veterans that are looking for employment and there are many companies out there with program specifically setup to … Continue reading

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The Veterans’ Record Reconstruction Act

On Wednesday, October 30, Rep. Louis Capps introduced the Veterans’ Record Reconstruction Act, a bill that will make it easier for veterans to prove their eligibility for certain benefits or decorations.  The bill would require that the Department of Defense, … Continue reading

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The DD214 and You

First, what is the DD form 214? The Department of Defense issues every servicemember a DD form 214 upon discharge. The DD form 214 identifies the status of the discharge of the veteran. The categories are honorable, general, other than … Continue reading

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