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Eligibility for Automobiles and Adaptive Equipment for Disabled Veterans

Veterans and service members are often exposed to occupational hazards while defending the country. From minor injuries to fatal ones or those that leave them disabled; Veterans have a lot
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Everything you need to know about filing a claim for mental illnesses. 

Hi this is Allen Gumpenberger back with another blog that will hopefully educate, as well as enlighten you on VA Disability. People usually think that the only negative effects that
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What is a buddy letter and why is it important?

The majority of veterans aren’t aware of how much of a difference a buddy letter could make in relation to your VA decision. A buddy letter is a statement that
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Do I qualify for VA disability?

The VA laws can be a bit complicated and hard to understand sometimes and many veterans that we’ve worked with have tried to figure out whether they qualify for benefits
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What benefits are available for you as a family member of a deceased veteran?

Losing a family member in the military or just losing a family member is probably the worst thing that could happen to anyone, the loss of a spouse or a
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Why did your disability claim get denied?

Getting your VA disability claim denied is a frustrating thing that no veteran should encounter, If your claim gets denied it might feel like there’s nothing that you can do
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What is a nexus letter?

What is a nexus letter? A nexus letter is a document that explains the connection between an in-service event with the medical condition that the veteran is suffering from and
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What programs are available for you as an elderly veteran?

As an elderly veteran, there are many programs aimed at you that you probably don’t know about, and it’s our duty at gumps legal to make sure that you get
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Evidence to tender when making a Disability Claim

As a veteran, getting certain accrued benefits for your service to the nation is your right no doubt. When there are injuries or disabilities sustained in the course of the
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Writing a Powerful VA Statement

Getting certain accrued benefits for your disability claims as a veteran is your right. This is something you are entitled to without a doubt for all the efforts and sacrifice
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Tips for an enjoyable Veterans’ Day

Celebrating veterans is a duty of all whether you are in the military or not. Veterans Day is a day of honour and recognition for those most deserving of it.
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Holiday Treats For Veterans

After spending months and even years in combat with national enemies facing the horror of war and the fear of death; it is not too much to take a few
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Benefits for Spouses of Veterans.

Benefits for Spouses of Veterans. Marriage comes with a lot of responsibilities no doubt but marrying an active service member, a retired military personnel or a veteran can bring with
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2020 Holiday Deals and Discounts For Veterans

In the spirit of the season, our dedicated team at Gumps Legal has compiled a list of deals, giveaways, and discounts for veterans and active-duty military members this holiday. We
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A Collaborative Effort Between VA and NARA Helps To Successfully Digitize Vietnam Era Navy Deck Logs

Vietnam Era Navy Deck Logs In a bid to ensure that disability claims are disbursed for Vietnam-era veterans, the Department of Veteran Affairs announced that they have successfully digitized thousands
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Benefits of Veteran Supportive Communities

The military lifestyle has taught servicemen and women to be strong in battlefronts and expect the unexpected. Unfortunately, there is no training that teaches them how to handle life after
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Veteran Affairs Disability Compensation For Spouses

The VA Department provides some benefits to assist families of disabled veterans. This help can help reduce the responsibilities of veteran families if they are informed and know how to
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VA Individual Unemployability Compensation

As a veteran, if you sustained disabilities from service that is preventing you from getting employment, thereby unable to take good care of yourself, then you can qualify for VA
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How To Qualify For a VA Compensation For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD) occurs when someone experiences a traumatic event such as the death of a loved one, assault, or accident. Most people usually have stress reactions after trauma. However,
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Plantar Fasciitis: How VA Ratings Work

Plantar Fasciitis, a common inflammatory issue, has a disproportionately high impact on service members. Fortunately, the following blog post is designed to explain the VA rating system for veterans who
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Nursing Home Care for Veterans: Things to Know to Claim the Benefit

Veterans who were afflicted with major and aggravating disabilities are at a distinct disadvantage post service.  The topic of receiving benefits as a veteran can be a rather complicated. But
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Things you Need to do When you Have an Abnormal Heartbeat

Have experienced an abnormal heartbeat? Does your heart beat extra fast? Or extra slow? Any of these and you have an arrhythmia. Arrhythmia is a heart condition that caused an abnormal heartbeat.
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Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries are one of the more common brain injuries to happen to veterans.  Let’s take a look at what causes a TBI. If a soldier is on duty
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Secondary Tinnitus Claims

Tinnitus is recognized as as the most common disability by far, more than PTSD and TBI which are the two conditions you’d think would be most common. Obviously as a
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How The VA Looks At Arthritis Benefits

Arthritis is one of the more common conditions that affect those who have served in the military. How you can show your service connection A service connection is needed meaning
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The VA Caregiver Program

Depending on the severity of your disability, you might be eligible to enroll in the VA caregiver program. In order to qualify both of these must be true for the
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Adding a Dependent

Much like filing taxes with a dependent, filing a VA claim with a dependent means that you can receive a higher compensation payment or benefit rate per month. There are
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Causal vs. Temporal Service Connections

There are two ways to establish service-connection for disabilities that are related to service. The first is called a temporal service connection. Temporal service connections focus on the timing of
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Getting The Best Nexus Letter

Without sufficient evidence, a veteran’s disability claim will be denied. On the other hand, if a good nexus letter is written, a veteran might get a high disability rating due
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VA Wrongfully Denied 53 Million in Veterans Claims in 6 Month Period

In a recent six-month period, the VA’s office of Inspector General claimed that the VA left about 17,400 vets to pay out-of-pocket for emergency medical treatment that they should have
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What is a protected disability rating?

 A lot of veterans have questions about if the VA can reduce your disability. Short answer is yes, but there are ways in which you can be protected from any
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3 Biggest Mistakes Veterans Make When Filing VA Claims

  Putting off the filing of your claim  If you’re unsure if you’re eligible or waiting for your symptoms to subside, putting off a claim can cost you money every
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RAMP! Rapid Appeals Modernization Process

As you know, we have been very skeptical of the new RAMP program, but we are warming up to it. We had an opportunity to meet with Mr. David McLenachen,
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Congress approves bill to address claims backlog

The veterans’ bill, approved by the Senate Aug. 1, is expected to reduce the time it takes for the Department of Veterans Affairs to handle appeals. The measure is part
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VA Removes Annual Income Reporting Requirement

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is eliminating the annual requirement for most Veterans enrolled in VA’s health care system to report income information beginning in March 2014.  Instead, VA
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