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What is the VA 70/40 Rule for TDIU?

The VA stipulates that disabled veterans seeking TDIU benefits must have a certain level or combination of disability ratings to be eligible for compensation. Summary The VA 70/40 rule for TDIU requires veterans to have a combined disability rating of 70% or higher and at least one service-related disability rated at 40% or higher to […]

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Understanding the Percentage System for VA Benefits

Veterans’ benefits are impacted by the percent VA disability rating they receive for their service-related illnesses and injuries. Summary The VA disability benefits you receive depend on your combined disability rating, calculated using a percentage system that considers the level of debilitation from each service-connected condition. Disability ratings for service-related conditions are combined using a […]

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What Are the Easiest Things to Claim for VA Disability?

Veterans may have an easier time accessing VA disability benefits for certain service-related illnesses and injuries. Summary Service-related conditions, like hearing loss and knee injuries, are usually less complicated to claim for VA disability benefits. Veterans can benefit from the assistance of a veterans disability claims lawyer, like those at VetLaw, regardless of the complexity […]

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Military Burn Pits Expose Veterans to Disease and Chemicals

The practice of disposing of waste via burn pits released harmful chemicals that left many military personnel vulnerable to chronic illnesses. Summary The military used burn pits to get rid of trash, but the toxic fumes produced by the burn pits caused a host of health issues in service members who breathed in the smoke. […]

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How Can I Check the Status of a VA Claim?

Follow these simple steps to check the status of your VA disability claim so you can decide how to proceed. Summary Veterans can check the status of their VA disability claims by logging into VA.gov using their credentials. The login process requires two-factor authentication, where veterans receive a code via text or phone call to […]

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