How To Request 100% Permanent & Total Status from a 100% Scheduler VA Disability Rating

According to the VA’s M21-1 Adjudication Procedures Manual , Veterans may submit a specific request for Permanent & Total(P&T) status related to receipt of compensation benefits.

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Did You Know: LCSWs & VA Mental Health DBQs

Did you know that in certain circumstances a LCSW(licensed clinical social worker) can complete a Mental Health DBQ? Here’s what the VA’s M21-1 Adjudication Procedures Manual says about it: “The following credentialed mental health professionals are qualified to perform C&P mental disorder review examinations or examinations in claims for increased evaluations of service-connected (SC) mental …

The Top 5 Most Common VA Disability Claims

Disability claims are on the rise among veterans. Overall, there was an 8% increase in the number of disability claims amongst veterans from 2017 to 2018. Despite the number of disabilities facing former service members, approximately 25% of these claims stem from the following top five most common conditions affecting veterans: Tinnitus Tinnitus refers to …

What To Do After Winning A VA Claim

What should veterans do after winning a disability compensation claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs? There are several areas to consider, but first and foremost you should remember that the VA claims process is always subject to revision and change based on current or future legislation, procedural updates, funding issues, etc. Double Check The …

The Top 10 Features of eBenefits for Veterans

eBenefits (www.ebenefits.va.gov) is a joint VA/DoD Web portal that provides self-service capabilities to Veterans, Service members, their families, and caregivers.  The site provides a secure, single, personalized online point of entry to access numerous VA and DoD applications and services and offers access to over 50 self-service tools (through online transactions, without needing to call …