Veterans Law

Supreme Court Considers Case on Retroactive Veterans Disability Benefits

November 29, 2022
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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2022 – The Supreme Court is considering whether to give veterans who missed their deadlines for filing disability claims more time to collect retroactive benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Justices heard arguments on October 4 in the case of a Navy veteran who is seeking…

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VA Releases Equity Action Plan Addressing Veterans’ Benefits

November 8, 2022
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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 08, 2022 – The Department of Veterans Affairs recently released its Equity Action Plan (“EAP”). In a press release, the VA explains that the EAP comes in response to the growing internal and external barriers many service members have faced when securing benefits, services, and health care. These changes…

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VA Opens Door for Service Members to Obtain Benefits For Exposure to Agent Orange

October 31, 2022
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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2022 – Agent Orange is one of the most well-known toxic herbicides used during the Vietnam War to clear dense foliage and destroy enemy food sources. These herbicides contained dioxins later linked to various illnesses and conditions such as congenital disabilities, cancer, and diabetes. In response to these…

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Veteran Finally Receives PTSD Disability Benefits 40 Years After Applying

October 25, 2022
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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 21, 2022 – Recently, a Marine veteran obtained the benefits he was entitled to after a 40-year battle with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). As a result of the character of discharge determination, the veteran is to receive $282,000 in retroactive disability pay and receives $3,000 per month…

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PACT Act and Care Benefits Changing for Vets and Their Families

October 11, 2022
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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2022 – The President recently signed the PACT Act. The new law provides care and benefits to veterans and survivors exposed to toxic water contaminants. There are 23 presumptive conditions under the PACT Act. Veterans and their families were eligible for benefits effective August 10, 2022. In what…

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Burn Pit Exposure and Military Airborne Hazards

October 5, 2022
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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 5, 2022 – Active-duty military members are exposed to various airborne hazards through burn pits. Although most are closed now, common waste products include chemicals, plastics, or medical waste petroleum products. Veterans Affairs (VA) is concerned about the exposure to fumes and smoke from open burn pits and how…

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VA Introduces Login.gov for Seamless Experience Across Multiple Platforms

September 30, 2022
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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 30, 2022 – Login.gov is the latest in technological innovations being put to good use by Veterans Affairs (VA). Given the number of websites, it was time to simplify access to make the user experience easier for website visitors. Having one login that does it all allows veterans to…

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New Columbarium Dedicated at Crown Hill National Cemetery, Reopening After 60 Years

September 28, 2022
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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 28, 2022 – A new Indianapolis columbarium allows the Department of Veterans Affairs to proceed with new burials of members and eligible families. This is the first-time burials can retake place since 1959. The plaque unveiling was the first step to announcing a new section in the cemetery for…

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Live Donor Care and Support, Expanded by the VA

September 23, 2022
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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2022 – As of July 1, 2022, the Department of Veterans Affairs implemented a rule to support donation procedures and related care for those donating bone marrow or an organ to veterans for transplantation. Since 1982, the VA has provided bone marrow services and solid organ transplantation since…

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Retaining Families While Recruiting Soldiers 

July 27, 2022
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Legal Help for Veterans is a law firm helping veterans get the benefits they deserve. Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 27 2022 – Army Secretary C. Wormuth signed a directive that provides more improvements for soldiers to progress in their careers and have time to care for their families. This recent news seemed to…

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