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VA Pensions

VA-Pensions

Exploring VA Pensions “Amounts Paid for Disability Compensation” examines VA disability compensation payable to veterans with service-related disabilities rated by the VA to be 10 percent disabling or more. Veterans can’t apply to receive VA disability compensation for disabilities that weren’t sustained during service.

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Divorce and Military Retirement Pay

Divorce and Military Retirement Pay

In most cases military divorce rate equate to U.S. civilian divorce rate of approximately 50 percent. The U.S. Supreme Court deemed military retirement pay couldn’t be divided as community property by state divorce courts in 1981 because current federal laws at that time constrained the handling of military retired pay …

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Other Considerations for Benefits

Other Considerations for Benefits

With each new veteran’s benefit law, a criteria for eligibility is established. The qualification for receiving general or specialized benefits is reliant on three main factors: Length of service Location and date of time served Discharge characterization Length of Service A minimum length of service is incumbent for eligibility of …

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Benefits Agencies

Benefits Agencies

Multiple options are available for you to appeal if your claim for veteran’s benefits is denied. Though dealing with the VA or DOD is becoming increasingly less laborious than in past years, navigating claims with these organizations can still prove time-consuming. In fact, the VA had a backlog of over …

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Fixing Errors

Fixing Errors in Your Military Record When departing from the military it is obligatory to meet with a military personnel clerk and review your DD Form 214 thoroughly. This is to confirm everything is in order and correct before signing it. If, later on, you realize a mistake was made, …

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Lawyer Help

Additional Help from a Lawyer For guaranteed professionalism, hiring a lawyer could be beneficial—especially if a claim is denied and appealing is an option. There is large number of lawyers who specialize in VA claims available if hiring one is affordable. To find a state bar visit the white pages …

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Appealing an Appeal

If an appeal is denied by the BVA there are alternatives that can be taken if the veteran is still convinced their case has importance. It is possible to: Request that the board reconsider Request that the local VA regional office reopen your appeal Appeal the board’s decision to the …

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