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How Can I Get TDIU?

Posted on November 27, 2019 by Ken LaVan

What Is TDIU? Many veterans are unable to earn a living because of service-connected disabilities.  Congress created a special benefit called TDIU to help these veterans live comfortably.  Also known as Unemployability. TDIU pays the same monthly amount as a 100% disability rating.  Under 2019 … Read More »

What is VA Permanent and Total Disability?

Posted on December 7, 2019 by Ken LaVan

Learn how to receive VA Permanent and Total Disability. Types of VA Total and Permanent Disability What is VA Permanent and Total Disability? The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers 2 disability benefit programs: 1) Compensation; and 2) Pension. Both disability programs provide monthly payments … Read More »

How Can I Increase My VA Disability Rating?

Posted on December 5, 2019 by Ken LaVan

How Can I Increase My VA Disability Rating? Increase VA Disability Rating How Can I Increase My VA Disability Rating? When discussing VA Disability rates, one must distinguish between the Compensation and Pension rates.  Both involve monthly payments from VA, but they have very different … Read More »

Can I Work and Get TDIU?

Posted on December 1, 2019 by Ken LaVan

You can work and get TDIU benefits. Can I Work and Get TDIU? Many veterans are unable to support themselves because of service-connected disabilities.  Congress decided to take care of these veterans with a special benefit called TDIU.  Also known as Unemployability, TDIU pays the … Read More »

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination is a Presumptive Service Connection

Posted on January 16, 2017 by Disability Help Group

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Camp Lejeune Water Contamination is a Presumptive Service Connection. Veterans can claim certain illnesses they may have contracted in Camp Lejeune, even if they cannot connect the disability to the contaminated water. A Veteran may qualify by showing they were stationed … Read More »

Can stem cells repair my damaged heart walls?

Posted on January 13, 2017 by Disability Help Group

Research Brings Scientists Closer to Rebuilding Damaged Heart Walls Stem cell research shows promise for repairing damaged heart walls. Researchers at Penn State University reveal they are one step closer to being able to regenerate damaged heart walls using stem cells. In 2012, the team developed … Read More »

Muscular Dystrophy Treatment Medication Research

Posted on January 12, 2017 by Disability Help Group

Researchers at the University of Basel have identified two pathways that hold a potential for use in developing new drug targets for muscular dystrophy treatment medications. The study looked at the AMPK and mTOR signaling pathways that regulate the energy balance and autophagy in cells. … Read More »

VA Will Soon Accept Applications for 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games

Posted on January 11, 2017 by Disability Help Group

For many veterans, sports and recreation have become a way of coping with life and occupying their time after discharge from service. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hosts several competitions to highlight veterans, especially veterans with disabilities, who perform extraordinary feats of sport or … Read More »

Dialysis May Cause Blood Clot When Treating Kidney Failure Patients

Posted on January 9, 2017 by Disability Help Group

When a doctor diagnoses a patient with kidney failure, s/he usually also places that person on dialysis to ease symptoms. Once on dialysis, patients have a higher risk of developing fatal cardiovascular conditions. Doctors believe this is due to the altered coagulation of their blood, … Read More »

Zinc Treatment Could Repair Lost Connections in Injured Optic Nerve

Posted on January 6, 2017 by Disability Help Group

Ocular injury and glaucoma are just two of the ways the optic nerve can sustain damage and potentially degrade or block vision. For two decades, various studies have looked at methods of regenerating the injured optic nerve, but with no luck. Until recently, the most … Read More »