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 $101.00 dollars. They told me I only got […]
Category: VetsFirst Q&A
VetsFirst Q&A: Are there new benefits for veterans who were stationed somewhere in the Southeastern US?
Question: I was in the Navy for 4 years and I was a Corpman. As Corpman I served primarily with combat Marine units. I was at a USMC reunion last week and a number of people were talking about new benefits for veterans who were stationed somewhere in the Southeastern US. Any idea what they […]
Question: I filed a claim for PTSD and the VA denied my claim because they said my records were destroyed in a fire. Are they blowing smoke up my #$%? 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 […]
Question: The VA denied my claim for PTSD. How and where do I file an appeal? Answer: Generally, the VA Regional Office (VARO) nearest the veteran in the state where he or she resides will make the initial decision on a claim for VA benefits. Once the VARO adjudicates a claim, it will send the […]
Question: I have diabetes type II. I was diagnosed while I was in the service and I am receiving monthly compensation. I was recently diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. My doctor tells me that it is a very common for people with type II to develop peripheral neuropathy. Can I receive additional compensation for the peripheral […]