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VA Development Letter Explained

VA development letters are an essential part of the VA’s process for evaluating and adjudicating Veterans’ claims for benefits such as disability compensation, pensions, education benefits, or healthcare. These letters help ensure that the VA has all the necessary information and evidence to make a well-informed decision regarding your entitlement to benefits.

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Insider’s guide to PTSD and your VA claims
Conditions

Insider’s guide to PTSD and your VA claims

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that occurs in some people after witnessing a shocking, frightening, or dangerous event. According to the American Psychiatric Association, every year, approximately 3.5% of adults in the United States are affected by PTSD.

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Back Pain

Traumatic Brain Injuries – An Introduction for Veterans

Brain injuries can be caused by congenital defects (occurring in the womb and present at birth), hereditary defects (caused by genetic mutations) or degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease. However, this article will focus on Traumatic and Non-Traumatic (aka Acquired) brain injuries.

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Veteran with fatigues on sofa
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

VA Benefits for Gulf War Syndrome

Any veteran who gets disabled due to a service-related injury or syndrome is entitled to a monetary benefit called Disability Compensation. However, there are scenarios in which a Veteran can be entitled to additional tax-free benefits.

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Veteran's Knee
Knee Injuries

Common Knee Injuries and VA Disability Ratings

Knee injuries are common among people serving in the military. Injuries can range from a minor sprain to a severe tear. The main types of knee injuries are stress fractures, sprains, dislocations, and ligament or tendon damage.

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