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NOVA Advocates for Changes to S. 1024 Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017

NOVA Advocates for Changes to S. 1024 Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017

On May 17, 2017, the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, Inc. presented a statement to the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs concerning pending legislation entitled S.B. 1024, Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. Founded in 1993, NOVA “represents more than 500 attorneys and agents assisting tens of thousands of our nation’s military veterans,… Read More »

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What Veterans Should Know About Special Monthly Compensation

Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) is a disability benefit available to certain veterans, their spouses, surviving spouses, and parents. Eligible veterans receive a higher rate of compensation for their disability due to special circumstances, such as the need for another person to aid and attend them, or the nature of their disability, such as the loss… Read More »

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Don’t Miss the Opportunity to Honor Our Nation’s Heroes on Veterans Day

November 11 is the day our nation has designated to honor American veterans of all wars. The history of Veterans Day dates from November 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first Armistice Day to mark the end of World War I, which concluded with a ceasefire the previous November 11. Then, on June 4,… Read More »

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Veterans Denied TBI Benefits by Unqualified Health Providers

From 2007 to 2015, more than 24,000 veterans were examined by healthcare providers who have since been found by Department of Veterans Affairs standards to be unqualified to diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI). That may have led to a denial of benefits for thousands of vets. According to the Military Times, VA officials told Congress… Read More »

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New Report from Boston U. Claims Toxic Exposure Caused Gulf War Illness

Veterans who have been suffering for decades from Gulf War Illness, or GWI, were validated in a new report from a research team led by Robert White, professor of environmental health at the Boston University School of Public Health. Published in the journal Cortex, the report concludes that exposure to pesticides and ingestion of pyridostigmine… Read More »

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4 Steps to Appealing Your VA Claim

The Veterans Disability Benefits attorneys at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban assist veterans in appealing their VA decisions. The appeal process is complicated and can be very frustrating at times. That’s why you need a lawyer on your side. If you’ve applied for veteran disability benefits and were denied service connected benefits or you believe… Read More »