Category: VetsFirst Q&A

VetsFirst Q&A: Can I Receive a Clothing Allowance If I Use a Seated Walker?

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: Does having a seated walker qualify me to receive a clothing allowance from VA?  Answer: A clothing allowance is available to veterans who have a service-connected disability that requires them to wear a prosthetic or orthopedic device that wears out or tears their clothing. It is also available to veterans who have been prescribed a medication that stains their clothing. […]

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VetsFirst Q&A: Are there any programs for presumptive exposure for Gulf War veterans?

| December 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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VetsFirst Q&A: What is the VA’s duty to assist with a claim?

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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VetsFirst Q&A: Am I entitled to any VA benefits after my husband’s death?

| December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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VetsFirst Q&A: Are there new benefits for veterans who were stationed somewhere in the Southeastern US?

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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VetsFirst Q&A: Is the VA deceiving me by saying my PTSD records were destroyed in a fire?

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

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, […]

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VetsFirst Q&A: How long do I have to wait for a decision on my claim for compensation?

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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VetsFirst Q&A: Will the VA pay to have my vehicle adapted since I was paralyzed in Iraq?

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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VetsFirst Q&A: Am I eligble for an automobile grant due to my service-connected disability?

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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VetsFirst Q&A: Am I eligible for additional VA benefits due to my brace causing wear and tear on my clothes?

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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