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Applying for VA Disability Benefits Years After Service

When a service member gets injured on active duty, their eligibility for disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is apparent. But what about former service members who develop illnesses years later? Can these individuals apply for VA disability benefits?  The answer is yes. For many service-connected disabilities, there is no deadline to apply. Indeed, the...

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What Is the Average Workers’ Compensation Settlement In Kentucky?

If you suffered an injury at work in Kentucky, you might wonder how much you can expect from your workers’ compensation settlement—or if you will even receive one. These are essential questions. Your livelihood and your family’s future may depend on how much your settlement is worth. Talking with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help you understand what...

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Is VA Disability for Life? Will My Benefits Expire?

It is very common for people filing for disability with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to wonder, How long does VA disability last? Do VA benefits expire? Or do I get VA benefits for life?  The simple answer is that your VA disability benefits will continue as long as your medical condition receives a disability compensation rating from...

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VA Disability Rating for Tinnitus & How to File a Claim

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pays disability benefits to veterans who suffer from debilitating injuries or persistent medical conditions caused by their service. But many former service members are unaware that the VA compensates those dealing with the irritating ear ringing known as tinnitus. A large percentage of service members experience tinnitus because military life involves being...

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Average Payout for Medical Malpractice Resulting in Death

Losing a loved one due to medical malpractice is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a family. Even worse, this is not an uncommon occurrence. More than a quarter-million Americans die yearly from medical errors, many of which might have been preventable. Most medical procedures are safe. However, if an error occurs and a person...

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Will My Wife Receive My VA Disability When I Die?

The disability benefits many veterans receive from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) terminate upon their deaths. However, in most cases, their surviving spouses will receive alternate assistance.  Most immediately, a surviving spouse should receive any accrued disability benefits that the VA  had not yet paid before the veteran’s death. Widows and widowers of service members who died...

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Burn Pit Exposure Presumptive Conditions List 2022

If you are a United States Veteran who was deployed overseas after 9/11, you are probably familiar with the use of burn pits and the hazards they cause. Many veterans over the past several decades have become sick or ill as a result of exposure to the toxic fumes. Burn pits emit hazardous toxic waste when trash and sewage...

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Suing a Hospital for Wrongful Death: Is It Possible?

The unexpected death of a loved one is traumatic for many reasons, especially when your loved one died because of a preventable mistake a medical professional made. Suppose your loved one died while in the hospital; you might also end up suing a hospital for wrongful death. Holding the appropriate parties responsible for your loss can give you some...

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What Is the VA Disability 10-Year Rule?

If you are a veteran who has been receiving disability benefit payments from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for over 10 years, you will be happy to know that the VA cannot terminate your benefits absent a showing of fraud. The 10-Year Rule Explained The VA awards monthly compensation to veterans with persistent medical conditions and debilitating...

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Who Qualifies for 100% VA Disability?

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides financial compensation, healthcare, and other benefits to veterans with service-related disabilities. These benefits extend to those who served on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training. The veteran must show that their service caused their condition or exacerbated an existing condition. The VA also requires an honorable discharge....

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