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Temporary and Total Disability

An often underutilized benefit, temporary and total disability is compensation which may be granted to a Veteran who finds themselves hospitalized or requiring convalescence due to a service-connected condition. In order for a Veteran qualify for this benefit, a Veteran needs to be hospitalized as a result of a service-connected condition for a period of […]

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Members of Congress Recognize Problems with VA Healthcare and Propose Solution to Raise Awareness

Many Veterans continue to be frustrated with the medical care they are receiving through the VA health care system.  Some of the most common complaints are excessively long wait times for appointments, lack of response to patient needs and overall inadequate health care.  In 2019, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) alerted the President […]

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Avoiding Pitfalls Before a Hearing

I want to discuss some things people need to know before they get to a Social Security hearing. I have worked in Social Security law for almost 20 years now and I can tell you there is a lot of information that is needed before having a hearing date. This blog will focus on the […]

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Do mental conditions count as a disability?

The evidence of physical disabilities is often very clear. But there are numerous other disabilities that are not quite as evident and may even be invisible. These are hidden disabilities, such as mental conditions. Because they are harder to identify, people sometimes wonder if they would even count as a disability. The good news is […]

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