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The New VA Secretary and His Plans for Veterans

Published on April 1st, 2021

Denis McDonough, the new U.S. Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in on February 9, 2021. He is the eleventh VA Secretary to take office.  For Veterans and their families around the country, the plan that Secretary McDonough has for the VA is important in how it will affect their […]


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Key Differences Between “Legacy” and AMA Cases

Published on September 8th, 2020

One question we’re often asked by many veterans is “what’s the difference between the former VA appeals system, now called the legacy system, and the newer act referred to as the AMA?” There are actually very few differences. In each case, the veterans claim starts with an application to the regional office for benefits. That […]


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Does The VA Recognize Agent Orange Exposure On Guam?

Published on August 21st, 2020

Veterans who served on Guam have long claimed that Agent Orange was used on Guam. The US Government will not corroborate these claims, but in the face of growing evidence of Agent Orange on Guam, it may need to change its tune. According to a report published by The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) […]


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Can Children Of Agent Orange Veterans Get Benefits?

Published on August 18th, 2020

Everyone knows about the devastating effects of direct Agent Orange exposure, but the problem of birth defects in the children of Vietnam and Korea veterans has not gotten the attention it deserves. According to a story written by ProPublica, which also ran in the Virginian-Pilot, children of veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange have […]


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Will Missing My C&P Exam Due to COVID-19 Hurt My Case?

Published on August 14th, 2020

To stop the spread of COVID-19, the VA suspended in-person Compensation and Pension (C&P) exams at its Regional Offices and with its medical services contractors. UPDATE: In-Person C&P Exams Have Resumed At Some Locations! The VA promised veterans that their disability cases would not be affected by the canceled exams, but in some cases, they […]


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