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Increased Awareness, More Hope, and a Move Toward the Solution: the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act

Clay Hunt was a decorated Marine, humanitarian, and advocate for veterans. On March 11, 2011, America lost another inspirational veteran when Clay Hunt took his own life. 547 more words

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On Multiple Deployments, PTSD in Current Conflict Veterans, and the Future of VA Compensation

Soldiers from all walks of life suffer from PTSD, but one group of veterans that appears particularly vulnerable to the dangers of post-traumatic stress are those from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 801 more words

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Are Initial Extraschedular TDIU Claims From the Board Next?

Following the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims recent Wages v. McDonald decision, the Director, Compensation and Service’s (Director) determination of extraschedular TDIU claims has significantly reduced influence on Board decisions. 702 more words

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Health Savings Accounts and VA Medical Benefits: When Can Veterans Use Both?

In 2003, Congress approved Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). HSAs are tax-advantaged individual accounts that encourage participants to save for the qualified medical expenses of their families and themselves, while agreeing to carry only a high deductible health plan (HDHP) for medical insurance. 1,542 more words

"Reasonably Raises": Legal Strategy and Argument Development for VA Disability Compensation Claims

Written by William & Mary Law School student Henry Alderfer.

One common issue facing veterans benefits claimants is whether or not a veteran is required to make all of their legal arguments while their claim is assessed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”). 363 more words

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Updates to the Agent Orange Presumptive Diseases and Illnesses List

Written by William & Mary Law School student Kate Hutcherson.

Before addressing Agent Orange claims, it is important to understand how the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) operates. 606 more words

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Waiver of Overpayment Debt

Written by William & Mary Law School student Alexander Reidell.

Given the many financial hurdles that veterans must often face even after receiving compensation and pension benefits from the U.S. 569 more words

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