2023 VA Disability Rates

VA Disability Rates 2023 COLA The 2023 Cost of living adjustments (COLA) will be applied starting December 1, 2022. This increase is the largest in 40 years and is a jump to 8.7%. COLA is directly taken from that of the Social Security Administration. To learn more about the cost of living…

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VA Simplifies G.I. Bill

When was the G.I. bill established? The G.I. Bill was created in 1944 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to aid WWII Veterans. After the war, Veterans and all who helped supply the war would be unemployed. So Roosevelt established the G.I. Bill to provide funds for higher education, housing, and unemployment insurance.…

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Military Times Interview

Military Times had an interview with VA Secretary Denis McDonough on November 14th, 2022. Here are the interview questions that McDonough answered with a focus on VA transparency. COVID and Burn out Question: Coming out of the COVID pandemic, what is your concern now with morale levels and staff burnout at VA health…

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Veterans Day 2022

Why is Veterans day on November 11th? Veterans Day was initiated after the end of World War I in 1918. It was a way of celebrating all who were lost and all who served during the war to end all wars. On the 11th month, on the 11th day, and at the…

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Marine Corps Birthday

November 10, 2022, marks 247 years that the Marine Corps has been serving the United States. On November 10, 1775, during the American Revolution, the Continental Congress stated that two Battalions of Marines be raised. These Marines were to be used as landing forces branched from the Continental Navy.  When did the…

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Toxic Exposure Screenings

Starting, November 8, 2022, Veterans who are enrolled in VA healthcare can undergo a toxic exposure screening. These screenings are offered at all VA healthcare facilities across the country.  What can a Veteran expect during the screening? Toxic exposure screenings can take five to ten minutes. First, the VA employee will ask…

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The PACT Act – FAQ

General PACT Act FAQ's What does it mean to have a presumptive condition that is considered covered by the PACT Act? It means that if you have a medical condition that is now presumptive due to the PACT Act, you do not need to prove your medical condition is related to service.…

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The PACT Act – Eligible Survivors for DIC Benefits

Eligible survivors who previously filed for DIC benefits The PACT Act became law on August 10, 2022, by President Biden. The PACT Act is a comprehensive set of regulations that entitle more Veterans to presumptive disability benefits and healthcare. The PACT Act includes many new conditions that are now presumptive. These presumptions are…

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The PACT Act – Post 9/11 Updates

Signed into law by President Biden on August 10, 2022, the PACT Act is a comprehensive set of newly passed regulations that will entitle more Veterans to presumptive disability benefits and healthcare. The PACT Act has made the following locations presumptive for toxic substance exposure for Veterans who performed active military, naval,…

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