What is a Deferred Decision in a VA Disability Claim?

A deferred decision in a VA Disability Claim just means that the decision is delayed. Usually it is delayed for further development like ordering an exam for the condition that is deferred. For instance, when you filled for benefits, you may have filed for VA Disability Depression,  Back Pain, Headaches, and bilateral(both left and right) Hip Pain. The …

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Be Prepared: What To Expect In Your VA C&P Exam

Compensation and Pension examinations, also known as “C&P exams,” are frequently used by the VA when deciding veterans’ disability claims. Specifically, the VA uses C&P exams to diagnose conditions, rate disabilities and determine service connection issues. Because C&P exams are often required, it is important that veterans understand what to expect when attending a C&P …

How to Claim Secondary Service Connection & Common Secondary Conditions

Most veterans don’t realize that there are at least five distinct routes to connect a medical condition to their military service. One of the most overlooked yet advantageous ways to get a higher VA disability rating is through SECONDARY service connection. If a veteran currently has a diagnosed service connected disability and believes they have …