Question: I served in the Army during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. I was not injured or anything but I do have a number of health issues including gastro issues and headaches. I have been to a number of different specialists and so far none of my doctors can diagnose my condition or attribute […]
Category: VetsFirst Q&A
Question: I went to my local VA building yesterday and filed a claim for TBI and PTSD. I gotta say the person at the desk was much more helpful than I expected. The VA receptionist dude kept telling me that the VA would help me with my claim and something about they have to assist […]
Question: I am the widow of a veteran. My husband was 100% service-connected for diabetes type II. Back then the care and medecine for this disease was just not as good. He died on November 21, 1970. I never got but one check from the government for $101.00 dollars. They told me I only got […]
VetsFirst Q&A: Are there new benefits for veterans who were stationed somewhere in the Southeastern US?
Question: I was in the Navy for 4 years and I was a Corpman. As Corpman I served primarily with combat Marine units. I was at a USMC reunion last week and a number of people were talking about new benefits for veterans who were stationed somewhere in the Southeastern US. Any idea what they […]
Question: I filed a claim for PTSD and the VA denied my claim because they said my records were destroyed in a fire. Are they blowing smoke up my #$%? Answer: Depending upon when you served on active duty your records could have been destroyed by a fire in the early 70’s. On July 12, […]
Question: I filed a claim for compensation over one year ago and I am still waiting for a decision. Can you tell me how long I am going to have to wait? Answer: The quick answer is “no” I can’t tell you how long it will take for VA to process your claim. The cold […]
Question: I was recently discharged from the Army. While I was in Iraq my Humvee got his by an IED and I am now paralyzed. Due to the accident I can’t use my legs. I bought a new truck not long before I deployed. Unfortunately I cannot get in or out of the vehicle very […]
Question: I have severe peripheral neuropathy in both of my lower legs. It is service-connected as is secondary to my Agent Orange type II. Am I eligible for an automobile grant? Answer: Maybe, an automobile or other conveyance allowance is a one-time benefit of financial assistance towards the purchase price of a vehicle when a […]
VetsFirst Q&A: Am I eligible for additional VA benefits due to my brace causing wear and tear on my clothes?
Question: I wear a brace and it really does a number on my clothes. Am I eligible for additional VA benefits for this? Answer: You could be eligible for a VA clothing allowance. A VA clothing allowance is an annual lump-sum payment that is made when a veterans service-connected disability causes the use of certain […]
Question: I was taking my truck into the dealership for service and for the first time I noticed a Vet Center in a nearby strip mall. What is a Vet Center and what do they do there? Answer: The Vet Center Program was established by Congress in 1979 out of the recognition that a significant […]