On August 17, 2015 the VA announced a new ruling regarding service animals in VA Facilities. Under the revised regulation, only dogs will be considered service animals. No other animals will be considered or permitted on VA Property. The [...]
The VA Health Care System has expanded their Geriatric and Extended Care Services for Veterans. The Guide to the programs is called The Guide to Long Term Services and Supports, LTSS, and provides information on services within the VA [...]
Can A Veteran’s Surviving Spouse Adopt A Child After The Veterans’s Death and Receive Benefits For That Child?
Yes, if a veteran's surviving spouse adopts a child after the veteran's death, the following must apply: the claimant submits a decree of adoption showing the surviving spouse adopted the child within two years after the date of the veteran's death [...]
Yes, per 38 CFR 3.302, an eligible survivor can receive death benefits from the VA, if the Veteran was of “unsound mind” at the time of the suicide and his/her “unsound mind” was a secondary condition or caused by [...]
To qualify for a service-connected disability rating, your claim must meet one of the five criteria which is referenced in 38 U.S.C. 101 (16).
For years Air Force Veterans and Reservist have claimed Agent Orange exposure. Finally, on 6/18/2015 VA Secretary Robert McDonald made the decision
If you are filing your VA disability compensation claim using private health care options, you can use a DBQ form, Disability Benefits Questionnaire, to evaluate your disability. To file a VA disability compensation claim for diabetes mellitus you need [...]
Does the VA Health System provide benefits for artificial insemination, or any part of the process or procedure? When medically indicated by VHA, VA benefits provide diagnostic and treatment services for infertility to female and male Veterans. These services [...]
Can the unmarried son of a Veteran be buried with the Veteran and Spouse in one of the 131 National Cemeteries? Under certain conditions the VA allows for the interment of the unmarried son of a Veteran to be [...]