Episode #33 – VA Back Disabilities

Episode Description

In today’s episode, Robin discusses VA back disabilities. Robin breaks down how a veteran may medically qualify for service connection for a back pension, how the VA rates back conditions, how a veteran might qualify for additional secondary disabilities related to a back service-connected disability.

Tune in to hear Robin discuss more on VA back disabilities and how you may qualify for service-connected disabilities.

Episode #15 – Can I get a VA rating without a C&P exam?

A C&P examination can be stressful. Many Veterans as the question, can I get a VA rating without a C&P exam? It is tough for a veteran to go through the process and not get called for a C&P exam. The VA doesn’t want Veterans to worry when going in for an exam. If you feel like you’ve been treated wrongly or disrespectfully by a C&P examiner, it’s very important that you report that to the VA so they can work on improving the exams.

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Episode Description

A C&P examination can be stressful. Many Veterans as the question, can I get a VA rating without a C&P exam? It is tough for a veteran to go through the process and not get called for a C&P exam. The VA doesn’t want Veterans to worry when going in for an exam. If you feel like you’ve been treated wrongly or disrespectfully by a C&P examiner, it’s very important that you report that to the VA so they can work on improving the exams.

Tune in to hear more about VA C&P exams

Episode #14 – What are VA Presumptive Claims and How Do you Qualify

Episode Description

A presumptive claim is when the VA presumes that certain medical conditions or disabilities are related to a type of exposure or their type of service. In today’s episode, Robin Hoon speaks with Sara Marsh about VA presumptive claims and how you may qualify. Sara Marsh has years of experience providing medical consulting to veterans.

Tune in to hear more about presumptive claims and how you may qualify.

Episode #13 – What is the easiest VA Claim to Win

Episode Description

What is the easiest VA claim to win? Veterans are asking this all the time. They want to claim something easy to not to risk a denial. In today’s episode, Robin Hoon speaks about the easiest VA claims to win.

The easiest VA claim to win is always the claim that’s supported by the medical evidence. If you have the right medical evidence, your claim will most likely be successful. Still, you have to have that evidence that shows a current medically diagnosed condition linked to your active duty military service.

Tune in to hear more about the easiest VA claims to win.

Episode #32 – Are Guard and Reserve Service Members Eligible for VA Disability Benefits?

Episode Description

In today’s episode, Robin will discuss Reserve and National Gaurd service members and if they are eligible for VA disability benefits. The 38CFR states Veterans are eligible for compensation if a disability occurred on active duty military service, so when do Reserve and Guard members qualify for benefits? Active duty members are on the clock 24/7 and 365 days a year, whereas Reserve and Gaurd are on standby and only actively training one weekend a month or two weekends a year. The VA treats these Veterans differently. However, Reserve and Guard members can be eligible for VA compensation in some cases.

Tune in to hear Robin discuss how Gaurd and Reserve service members may be eligible for VA compensation.

Episode #31 – The Struggles Agent Orange and Blue Water Navy Veterans Obtaining VA Disability Benefits

Episode Description

In today’s episode, Robin Hoon discusses Agent Orange and Blue Water Navy Veterans from the Vietnam era. We wanted to highlight the struggles Vietnam Veterans have to obtain benefits related to a horrible exposure. Agent Orange has devastated Veterans and their families by creating long-term pain and suffering. We discovered that there is quite a story to tell about the struggles for agent orange benefits. This episode will highlight the key things that occurred when it comes to the story of agent orange veterans receive the benefits they deserve.

Tune in to hear Robin discuss Vietnam-era Veterans receiving their VA disability benefits.

The Value of Lay Evidence for a VA Disability Claim

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Video Description

In our experience, we have learned the value of Lay Evidence. Frequently, Veterans discount Lay Evidence and don’t think the VA will pay attention to this information. In our experience, it can be very helpful to provide lay evidence to explain your story. The VA does look carefully at any Lay evidence provided and take it into consideration when determining your disability.

Medical Evidence Needed for a VA Claim

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Video Description

Ultimately, when the VA evaluates your claim for benefits, there going to look at all the evidence to make a determination. Do you have a current chronic disability that affects your life that causes a loss of function and is that disability linked to your active duty military service?

There are essentially two types of medical evidence, objective evidence, and subjective evidence. Stay tuned to hear more about medical evidence and what is needed for a VA claim.