Mission Daybreak

May 26, 2022 In this initiative, originally called the Suicide Prevention Grand Challenge, the VA initiative granted $20 million to reduce the Veteran Suicide rates. The goal is to get people to develop solutions to solve the high suicide rates in all populations, but the Veteran demographic is disproportionately high.  This mission…

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Researchers Think They’ve Found the Cause of Gulf War Illness

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, there was a flourish of news articles about the new findings on the cause of the Gulf War Illness. Symptoms of the illness have been a mystery to researchers for over 30 years now. But they have finally connected to how so many service members have the same…

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VA Backlog Improves

VA claims backlog improves, but still sits far above pre-pandemic levels VA has mentioned that the backlog of disability and pension claims will get better. The term backlog is defined as “the number of disability and pension claims that have been waiting for decisions”. These decisions by VA are taking longer to process due…

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VA claims backlog improves, but still sits far above pre-pandemic levels

VA claims backlog improves VA has mentioned that the backlog of disability and pension claims will get better. The term backlog is defined as “the number of disability and pension claims that have been waiting decisions”. These decisions by VA are taking longer to process due to the pandemic and recovering from the pandemic.…

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Lawsuit over ‘Blue Water’ Vietnam veterans’ Agent Orange benefits

Judges will hear arguments in lawsuit over ‘Blue Water’ Vietnam veterans’ Agent Orange benefits November 30, 2019, ConnectingVets.com, Abbie Bennett  Twelve “Blue Water Navy” Vietnam veterans have died since Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie issued a stay on processing their Agent Orange disability claims, an advocacy group told Connecting Vets…

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“No One Steps Up to Serve” More Than Native Americans, Yet They Struggle to Navigate VA Claim System

October 30, 2019, ConnectingVets.com, Abbie Bennett Native Americans and Native Alaskans are more likely to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces than any other group, yet they remain among the poorest and least insured veterans with the least access to Department of Veterans Affairs services.  …. Kevin J. Allis, CEO of the…

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Bergmann & Moore in the News: Suicide Prevention Should Include Fast and Accurate VA Claim Decisions

Suicide Prevention Remains a Top National Priority for VA September 25, 2019, The Hill, Rory E. Riley-Topping September is National Suicide Prevention month. Accordingly, as it does nearly every year, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued its National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report this month…. “An accurate and timely VA decision is…

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Veterans speak out about fight to claim VA benefits after military sexual assault

Veterans speak out about fight to claim VA benefits after military sexual assault: For Veterans who were victims of sexual assault, the process of claiming benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder through the Veterans Administration can be extremely difficult. Kate Snow hears from service members who say it took years, and sometimes decades,…

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Procopio v. Wilkie

Court Victory for Vietnam War Blue Water Navy Veterans Procopio v. Wilkie Welcome to the Bergmann & Moore, LLC web site.  On January 29, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Fed. Cir.) extended the presumption of exposure to herbicides to cover Veterans who served in the territorial sea of the Republic…

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