What are My Social Security Disability Options as a Veteran?

Veterans of the United States military deserve thanks and compensation for their service to our country.

VA Disability Ratings for Diabetes

If you have experienced diabetes in or since your time of service, you can file a claim with the possibility of receiving one of the following disability ratings for compensation from the VA: 10%- If the veteran’s diabetes can be managed by a restricted diet and no other treatment. 20%- If the condition requires daily …

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 is a Veterans Disability Claim? What Amount of Benefits Is Paid?

Veterans disability claims can result in monthly payments made to a veteran to compensate them for a service-related disability, whether full or partial.  They are not automatic. A disabled former service member must apply in order to receive the benefit. Who Qualifies? United States veterans of any branch of the military are qualified to apply; as …