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How to Get VA Benefits For Prostate Cancer
 
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If the VA is giving you a low rating despite the fact that you have prostate cancer, you can get help with your VA benefits. www.WoodsLawyers.com
Views: 1196 WoodsforVets
Prostate Cancer Ratings
 
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Speakers Carol Ponton - Founding Partner Matthew Hill - Managing Partner For a free Case Evaluation go here: https://www.hillandponton.com/free-case-evaluation/va-evaluation/ Visit our website at www.HillandPonton.com For questions please email us at Info@hillandponton.com
Views: 2003 Hill & Ponton
Veterans Disability Based on Agent Orange Exposure- What Counts as Establishing a Claim?
 
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http://www.disabilitydenials.com/blog/what-communications-count-as-disability-claims-for-agent-orange-related-diseases/ In this video Marc Whitehead, an Accredited Veterans Disability Attorney, explains what counts in regards to Agent Orange Exposure when establishing a Veterans Disability claim. Any disability claims for Agent Orange related disease that were denied or filled after September 24, 1985 and before the list of disease in VA table 8.1 was published, could be considered a category 1 claim. What this means is that Agent Orange claims made during this period can be reexamined. In these cases the rules as to what is defined as a recognized disability compensation claim or very liberal. Some examples of communications that should be sufficient to allow a veteran to qualify for the special agent orange effective date rules for disability compensation are: 1- The veteran submitted an official document to the VA, stating that they should grant them service connected disability benefits for a specific disease that's listed in table 8.1. Any VA attorney should know that these documents do not have to refer specifically to the Vietnam or Agent Orange. 2- The veteran made disability claims for a disease that was never specifically identified. But while the claim was pending medical records that diagnosed the veteran with a table 8.1 disease were filed with the VA. 3- The veteran filed a compensation claim for a disability that was not listed in table 8.1, but while the claim was pending the veteran was officially diagnosed with a table 8.1 disease that was important to their VA claims file. This rule is often violated by the VA when setting effective dates. In order to prove their compliance with this rule the VA added more details to is training guide. Do your medical records count as a disability claim? A VA disability Attorney will note that a veterans medical records do not count as a claim by themselves. However, if medical records are present at the time a veteran files a separate disability claim the condition shown in the medical records will be considered part of that claim. For more information regarding Veterans Disability claims download our free eBook: Veterans Disability Claims- Strategies for a Winning Campaign Visit www.disabilitydenials.com for a free downloadable copy Or Call our office to discuss your particular Veterans disability issues 5300 Memorial Dr. Ste 725 Houston, Texas 77007 1-800-562-9830
Veterans' Benefits for Agent Orange Exposure Expanded
 
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Listen to the whole interview: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/episodes/2010/03/31/segments/152664 There's new news about Agent Orange. James McDonough, director of the NYS Division of Veterans' Affairs, explains the expansion of veterans' benefits for Agent Orange related illnesses while Trinh Bui-Kokkoris, Agent Orange/dioxin victim advocate, discusses the lasting effects of Agent Orange on people in Vietnam.
Views: 19128 WNYC
Mistakes about Agent Orange VA Benefits
 
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Many veterans were exposed to harmful gases such as agent orange, most well known for use during the Vietnam War. Travis Studdard explains some of the most common misconceptions about agent orange and other herbicide exposure and how the use of presumptions is not the only way to be diagnosed by VA. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Perkins-Law-Firm-LLP-237913682870/?ref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/PerkinsLawTalk?lang=en GooglePlus: https://plus.google.com/+PerkinsLawFirmCarrollton Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx_m1WBMBI9MEeXhoC54CTg Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/perkins-law-firm
VA Disability Benefits and Agent Orange
 
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Speakers Carol Ponton - Founding Partner Matthew Hill - Managing Partner For a FREE Case Evaluation go here: https://www.hillandponton.com/free-case-evaluation/va-evaluation/ Visit our website at www.HillandPonton.com For questions please email us at Info@hillandponton.com
Views: 6388 Hill & Ponton
Prostate Cancer: What Does Watchful Waiting Mean?
 
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Dr. Tutrone explains what watchful waiting means, in terms of prostate cancer. If your prostate cancer is very low risk, or you have other comorbid diseases, your doctor may put you on watchful waiting. Watch this video to learn more. Prostate Cancer Live is a social media show where viewers submit a question and get the answer from an expert. Submit your question now at http://www.prostatecancerlive.com/ask/ This information should not be relied upon as a substitute for personal medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Use the information provided on this site solely at your own risk. If you have any concerns about your health, please consult with a physician.
Views: 1649 Prostate Cancer Live
Did the VA Get the Correct Effective Date in Your Agent Orange Claim?
 
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If you are a Vietnam-Era veteran and have been awarded VA disability benefits for medical problems associated with Agent Orange, did the VA properly compute the effective date for your conditions? We raise this question because it is critically important. If the VA got the date wrong then you may have been seriously short-changed on your past-due benefits. The effective date rules for Agent Orange-related conditions are different than for other disabilities. Normally in VA disability cases when new, more liberal rules are adopted which make it easier for a vet to get benefits, the effective date cannot be earlier than the effective date of the new regulation. Usually the effective date is the date that the rule is published. For example, say a vet files a disability claim 1998 and is denied benefits. Then on July 1, 2004 the VA adopts a new regulation. Let’s say the vet had reopened the denied claim in March 2004 and this time, because of the new, more liberal regulations, the claim is approved. Even though our vet reopened his claim in March the effective date for benefits cannot be earlier than the effective date of the new, more liberal rules. So, the effective benefits date is July 1, 2004. But as I said the rules for Agent Orange-related cases are different. This is an outcome of the Nehmer case, a 1986 class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of Vietnam veterans exposed to the herbicide dioxin. In Nehmer the Court held that, when the VA issues a liberalizing rule that provides presumptive service-connection for a new condition, the VA is required to re-adjudicate cases in which VA previously denied veteran or survivor’s claims for benefits related to that new presumption. Nehmer is once again a hot topic because the VA has recently liberalized its rules which establish that exposure to Agent Orange is the cause of Ischemic Heart Disease among Vietnam vets and is a presumptive condition. Here’s how to determine the proper Nehmer effective date for your Agent Orange claim. If you filed a claim for Ischemic Heart Disease within one year of your discharge from the military, the effective date will be the day following your discharge. If you filed a claim for an Ischemic Heart Disease prior to the effective date of the new rules, and the VA denied that claim, the effective date is the later of the date the disability arose, or, the date the VA received your prior claim. If you did not file a claim for an Ischemic Heart Disease prior to the effective date of the new liberalizing rule, the VA’s general rules on effective dates apply. Determining the proper effective date for Ischemic Heart Disease or any Agent Orange presumptive condition can get very confusing. It is always best to consult with an accredited veterans’ benefits attorney when trying to determine if and how Nehmer applies to your case. We are here to help you. Call us for a free appointment.
Views: 60 Cuddigan Law
"Fully Developed Claims Decided in 90 Days or Less"
 
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3:47 Minutes The American Veteran explains how the VA's new fully developed claims process can speed up claims.
Prostate Cancer Foundation Veterans Health Initiative
 
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Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) hosted the 2016 Launch Pad: Pathways to Cancer InnoVAtion in Washington DC
6 Reasons to Keep Pursuing VA Claims and Appeals AFTER you reach 100
 
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Veterans frequently ask me if they should continue fighting the VA after they are granted a 100% Service Connection Rating. I can't tell any Veteran what to do, but I can explain 6 situations where a Veteran might want to consider continuing the fight against the VA. This video appears on the HadIt.com and Veterans Law Blog websites. Thanks to the folks at HadIt.com for supporting Veterans battling the VA for over 2 decades - truly some remarkable folks on that site. Please visit their page and support their efforts at www.HadIt.com
Views: 80644 Chris Attig
VA Disability Benefits and Heart Claims
 
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Speakers Carol Ponton - Founding Partner Matthew Hill - Managing Partner For a FREE Case Evaluation go here: https://www.hillandponton.com/free-case-evaluation/va-evaluation/ Visit our website at www.HillandPonton.com For questions please email us at Info@hillandponton.com
Views: 3613 Hill & Ponton
VA Claim Exams: Genitourinary
 
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If you’ve submitted a disability compensation claim to VA for a genitourinary disability for issues related to the male reproductive system, you may need to attend a VA claim exam. This quick overview video tells you the basics of what you need to know and what to expect during your claim exam. For more information, go to www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claimexam.asp.
WIDOWS FIGHT FOR VA BENEFITS
 
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A LOOK AT THE STRUGGLE FACING THE WIDOWS OF VIETNAM VETERANS WHO FIND THEMSELVES IN THE FIGHT OF THEIR LIVES-- AFTER THEIR HUSBANDS DIE OF AN AGGRESSIVE BRAIN TUMOR. IT'S THE SAME TYPE OF BRAIN TUMOR AFFECTING U.S. SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN, WHO IS A VIETNAME VETERAN.
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Vietnam Veteran Now Fights Against Cancer
 
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He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000.
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Widow wins husband’s Agent Orange case with VA
 
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Claims VA is making changes for the better.
Views: 427 ABC15 Arizona
VA Benefits for Agent Orange Exposure
 
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To learn more about VA Benefits for Agent Orange exposure here: https://www.woodslawyers.com/agent-orange-va-disability-lawyers/
Views: 2448 WoodsforVets
US Iraq Veteran Fighting the VA and Cancer
 
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Hello I'm John Marshall I'm an Iraq Veteran who is fighting both the Phoenix VA about my claim and soft tissue sarcoma cancer. My cancer is stage 4 and need as much help as I can get. https://www.gofundme.com/veteranmarshall
Views: 414 John Marshall
VA made Jacqueline’s cancer treatment easier.
 
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From chemotherapy to physical therapy, Jacqueline got all the cancer treatment she needed in-house at one U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center. http://explore.va.gov Explore the benefits VA has to offer and apply today.
Nexus Linking Your VA Disability to Service
 
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Speakers Carol Ponton - Founding Partner Matthew Hill - Managing Partner For a free Case Evaluation go here: https://www.hillandponton.com/free-case-evaluation/va-evaluation/ Visit our website at www.HillandPonton.com For questions please email us at Info@hillandponton.com
Views: 2452 Hill & Ponton
Target 8 helps veteran get Agent Orange benefits
 
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The cost of the Vietnam War continues to climb, 42 years after it ended.
Views: 129 WFLA News Channel 8
What Agent Orange Does To The Body
 
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More than 2,000 U.S. airmen will be compensated for exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. What has the herbicide done to their bodies? Follow Cliff Judy: http://www.twitter.com/cliffjudy See more at http://www.newsy.com Transcript: More than 2,000 U.S. airmen who suffered from Agent Orange exposure will receive a total of about $47.5 million in benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. A January report on the herbicide is getting much of the credit for the decision announced Thursday. Vets have to prove they worked on a C-123 aircraft contaminated with the substance during the Vietnam War and that they're showing symptoms. In Vietnam, America dropped more than 19 million gallons of herbicides, with Agent Orange being the favorite. The hope was that the chemicals would strip Vietnam of its dense trees and give U.S. soldiers the upper hand. The reason Agent Orange is so dangerous is because of the chemical dioxin. Once in the body, it can hit just about everything — including the nervous, respiratory and circulatory systems. "Dioxin remains toxic for decades," a spokeswoman for Make Agent Orange History said. It's also not water-soluble, meaning it doesn't degrade easily, and genetic effects can be passed down through generations after one person's exposed. For some vets, the first symptoms began with blurred vision, memory loss and lack of concentration. From there, the symptoms can get a lot worse. Agent Orange has been linked to prostate cancer, lung cancers, Parkinson's disease and birth defects. After coming back from the war, soldiers and their children born after the war began to show symptoms. (Video via Java Films / "The Children of Agent Orange") Vets began protesting as effects showed, but the VA said there was a lack of evidence to support their claims. (Video via The New York Times) "We don't mean to say there isn't an Agent Orange effect, but at this point in time we don't seem to see anything that confirms that there is something there specifically," Dr. Alvin Young from the VA Agent Orange Task Force said in media clips compiled by The New York Times. The VA eventually backtracked, and in 1991, the Agent Orange Act was passed — allowing vets to receive benefits. On Thursday, the secretary of the VA said in a statement, "Opening up eligibility for this deserving group of Air Force veterans and reservists is the right thing to do." Sources: Institute of Medicine http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Report%20Files/2015/C-123/C-123%20findings.pdf NBC http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/us-pay-benefits-vets-exposed-agent-orange-c-123s-n377596 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claims-postservice-agent_orange.asp U.S. National Archives https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYwdQRLy54c The New York Times https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzvTB0mOS0w U.S. Congress https://www.congress.gov/bill/102nd-congress/house-bill/556 Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/secretary-of-veterans-affairs-robert-mcdonald-speaks-at-the-news-photo/458751144 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2714 Image via: U.S. Army https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US-Huey-helicopter-spraying-Agent-Orange-in-Vietnam.jpg
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VA Disability Ratings for Parkinson's Disease
 
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Veterans disability attorney Travis Studdard discusses the basic steps for determining a proper VA disability rating for Parkinson's disease Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Perkins-Law-Firm-LLP-237913682870/?ref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/PerkinsLawTalk?lang=en GooglePlus: https://plus.google.com/+PerkinsLawFirmCarrollton Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx_m1WBMBI9MEeXhoC54CTg Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/perkins-law-firm
new va disability rating diabetes type 2 2017
 
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FULL VERSION: https://goo.gl/APNPrA?55977
How  “Service Connection” Can Affect VA disability Benefits
 
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To be eligible for veteran disability benefits you need to show that your disabling condition is connected to your military service. This is called direct service connection. You have this connection if an event that took place during your service caused the injury or illness you suffer from now.There are three different types of direct service connection--Aggravated Service Connection, Presumptive Service Connection and Secondary Service Connection. Aggravated Service Connection is established if you can show that an existing medical condition was aggravated or made worse after an event that occurred during your military service. If that pre-existing condition is cited in your entrance medical exam, you need to have medical evidence of its diagnosis and treatment. If you believe the symptoms of your pre-existing illness or injury got worse during your time in the service, you need to prove that it is not just a natural progression of your condition. You may need a doctor's opinion to help show the connection to a service event. For veterans who have served at least 90 days in the military, there are medical conditions that, by law, are assumed to be service connected. Presumptive Service Connection is available for POWs who acquired certain illnesses after being confined for more than 30 days, certain chronic health conditions such as infectious diseases acquired after serving in the Gulf War, and for certain cancers due to exposure to hazardous chemicals like Agent Orange. You need medical evidence of the diagnosis and that the condition occurred within the presumed time period. You are eligible for disability benefits under a Secondary Service Connection if your illness or injury has caused another different or separate condition. For example, a second service connection might be depression caused by an injury you sustained while in combat. You need medical evidence and a doctor's opinion that prove this. If your claim for VA disability benefits has been denied, you have the right to appeal. Contact us Cuddigan Law for a free evaluation your situation. At Cuddigan Law you have a team of professionals in your corner who will fight for your rights.
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Vietnam Veterans Fight to Get Rare Form of Cancer Covered by VA
 
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It took decades for the Veterans Administration to acknowledge the connection between Agent Orange and the illnesses of hundreds of Vietnam veterans. Now some vets are fighting to get help for another deadly killer that they believe is connected to their years of service. Allen Martin reports. (4-27-18)
80,000 Veterans Now Eligible For Extra $200,000 in Benefits
 
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Listen/Download Podcast: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/matthewlesko/2014/09/16/80000-vietnam-vets-now-eligible-for-extra-200000-in-benefits Matthew Lesko of http://leskofreeradio.com/
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Nation Update: High rates of prostate cancer
 
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Cancer Support Services is urging men from age 35 to get their prostate checks.
Views: 552 NationNews Barbados
Proving Agent Orange exposure and Agent Orange nexus
 
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There is more than one way to prove Agent Orange exposure and Agent Orange "nexus". The EASIEST way is the most common - proving the facts that entitle Veterans to BOTH the presumption of exposure and the presumption of nexus. But there are other ways...learn how to prove a Direct exposure or Direct nexus claim in this video from the Veterans Law Blog.
Views: 7471 Chris Attig
Agent Orange and Neuropathy
 
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Speakers Carol Ponton - Founding Partner Matthew Hill - Managing Partner For a free Case Evaluation go here: https://www.hillandponton.com/free-case-evaluation/va-evaluation/ Visit our website at www.HillandPonton.com For questions please email us at Info@hillandponton.com
Views: 4103 Hill & Ponton
Secondary Service Connection and Aggravation (VA Claims)
 
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SECONDARY SERVICE CONNECTION 1:46 What is service connection? 3:13 What is secondary service connection? 5:56 Are there any presumptions of secondary service connection? (e.g. Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI) 7:33 Are there some conditions that are more common than others for secondary service connection? 9:12 Substance abuse (alcohol or drug abuse, including opioid abuse) as a secondary condition 12:14 Sleep apnea as a secondary condition ALLEN AGGRAVATION (Secondary service connection by aggravation) 13:12 What is Allen Aggravation? 14:36 Infographic: Aggravation vs. Allen Aggravation 16:21 How does VA rate disabilities based on Allen Aggravation? AGGRAVATION (Direct service connection by aggravation) 18:04 What is aggravation ("straight up" aggravation, according to Robert)? 18:26 Infographic: Aggravation vs. Allen Aggravation 21:49 the Importance of Entrance Exams and the Presumption of Soundness 23:08 How does VA rate disabilities aggravated by service? 23:56 Can hereditary disease be aggravated by service? 25:45 C&P Exams for aggravation 26:02 What are some of the common conditions that are aggravated by service? (hearing loss, flat feet, psychiatric conditions, etc.) *AGENT ORANGE UPDATE* The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act has passed the House and will be up for a vote in the Senate soon. If you'd like to reach out to your Senator in support of the bill, here's how to find their contact info: https://bit.ly/2shcbzl READ THE BLOG POST here: https://bit.ly/2lZFWiR Feel free to ask questions, give us feedback, or request new veterans' law topics below! And don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you won’t miss future videos.
Veterans Benefits Grim Reaper protestor
 
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Pennsylvania Ave , Wilmington Delaware 89 year old Vet protests lack of Vet benefits. Claims captured enemies get better medical attention. Here is the letter he wrote to explain his situation : TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: September 27, 2010 Several years ago, a Dr. Hooker informed me after a four minute conversation that I had Alzheimer's disease and put me on a pill schedule for several years. Then two doctors called me in and told me that I never did have the disease. No apology!. Sometime later, when I was picketing in front of the hospital on Kirkwood highway, Doctor Hooker would come out of the hospital with a dog and walk by me and down to the creek running along side of the hospital grounds. One day, when she was returning from the creek, I asked her if there was anyway we could get together? The dog did not look at me and the doctor just gave me a blank stare and kept on going. After that, I have never tried to make any attemp to come to peace with the VA. At my age of 88 years, I don't think they care about what happens. Several years ago, a doctor in the oncology department told me that I had prostate cancer. He wanted to put me on radiation but I refused.for a couple of reasons. He then put Me on a Zoladex implants which I take every three months.(Still do.) Couple years later, another doctor was examining me and he started to chuckle. I asked him why? He stated "You do not have prostate cancer." Informed the hospital and my next visit with the doctor was canceled, but the Zoladex continued, but since there had not been any side effects over the years, I did not object as I wanted to be on safe side. Now, after a shot, I get a big black and blue mark on my stomach and it lasts for many weeks. I informed the nurse but she made no comments. I had been going to the audiology department for severe hearing loss and they gave me a cheap hearing aid that probably costs about $30.00 and they make a very raucous sound. I do not have any now as I returned the aids asking for better ones. On the suggestion of a VA doctor, I had gone to the Nemours clinic for some dental work. They automatically give you an eye test and hearing test. The hearing test shows that I have very severe hearing problem. The VA would not accept the test record as they stated that they did not do it. In other words, if I went to the best five audiologists in the world and they all state that I have severe hearing damage, then the vA still would only accept their own inept hearing test. They also told me that they can make a test to come out anyway they want it to. I broke my ankle several years ago and the VA would not let the ambulance driver bring me to the VA. I had to go to Christiana Care and after a six week stay, my bill was well over $25,000.00. The VA would not accept me for any follow-up and I still have to use a cane and a walker. Used a wheelchair right after the operation. The doctor told me it will never heal. My good primary doctor gives me pain medicine that helps to alleviate some of the pain. The broken ankle also caused a continuing case of edema. The optical department gives me eye tests in a lighted room. They ask me to read letters and number on a chart on the wall. At times, I tell them that I cannot see any numbers or letters butythey then tell me to guess but I refuse as how can you guess when you cannot see? At the last test, I got so disgusted, I got up and walked out. Do to my age of 88 years and that I picket against them a lot, they do not have any intention of giving me excellent medical care. I do have an excellent primary doctor but if she wants to keep her job, she has to do what the officials on the 7th floor of the hospital wants. Her name is Ashlesha A. Chaughule, Internal Medicine. Couple years ago, a veteran beat up his primary doctor and two employees because he was not getting proper care. A veteran shot himself at a VA facility. Do not know the reason as they are keeping quiet. The politicians will not help me in anyway and newspapers will not run any story about me even tho for picketing, I have been arrested, handcuffed and taken to jail several times and to court. Each time, I go to court, the judge states, "Case dismissed, go home." They still keped after me so, I went to the City of Wilmington law offices, and a Rosamarie Tasone Di Nardi heard my story and called the chief of police and informed him that I should never have been arrested and to never arrest me again.The Va had me arrested first by the Delaware State Police in front of the VA Hospital but they must have gotten the word as now the police wave at me and run their sirens for a second when they pass me by on the street corners. (Not the state police.) Firemen and ambulance drivers, etc. also give me the horn or give me the hi-fi sign. The public is also good to me. James D. Napier
Erectile Dysfunction in Prostate Cancer - Dr. Mohit Khera, 2016 Mid-Year Update
 
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New Approaches in the Treatment of Male and Female Dysfunction: Testosterone Therapy and Other Options
Evidence for Your VA Claim: What you need and where to get it
 
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Finding the right evidence for your VA claim can feel like an overwhelming task. In this video, we break it down and explain what kinds of evidence VA requires to prove service connection for a disability compensation claim, where veterans can find that evidence, and how to counter unfavorable evidence that may be in your VA file. VA's Evidence Requirements: 0:51 What is all this evidence for? What are we trying to prove in a VA disability compensation case? 1:43 What are the elements of service connection? 2:26 What is the “burden of proof”? What does “as least as likely as not” mean? The Different Types of Evidence: 3:32 SERVICE RECORDS (like your DD214, locations of service, service medical records, performance evaluations, etc.) AND HOW TO GET THEM (using a VA Form 180, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, Navy Deck Logs, and other tools) 7:05 VA's Duty to Assist veterans (in the Legacy Appeals system and the new Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP)) 11:57 MEDICAL EVIDENCE (like your separation exam, service medical records, VA examinations or Compensation & Pension examinations, official medical opinions, and treatment records from a private provider or your VA medical provider) HOW TO GET IT FROM YOUR PROVIDERS AND WHAT THEY NEED TO KNOW (like what is a "medical nexus" and how to respond to an unfavorable C&P exam) 16:12 EMPLOYMENT RECORDS (like performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, a VA Form 4192 questionnaire, etc.) 21:22 LAY STATEMENTS (like buddy statements and statements from friends, family, or coworkers) HOW TO DO THEM RIGHT (so that VA considers them competent and credible) AND HOW TO SUBMIT THEM (we weight the benefits of using a Statement in Support of Claim form, a letter, and requesting a Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) hearing) Other Evidence Tips: 28:30 What is the best time to submit evidence to the VA? 31:33 What is a claims file, or c-file, and what can it tell you about your VA claim? And how can you get a copy of your c-file? Evidence for specific types of VA claims: 33:35 Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) or VA Unemployability, and presumptive conditions like those for Vietnam Veterans exposed to Agent Orange Evidence at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC): 40:12 What you need to know about the "Record Before the Agency" - or RBA - at the highest veterans' court YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EVIDENCE FOR YOUR VA CLAIM ON OUR VETERANS LAW BLOG: https://cck-law.com/blog/
Fmr. Marine Has Breast Cancer, VA Rejects Care
 
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Thirty years after the first tainted wells were discovered at Camp Lejeune, Marines and their families are still fighting for help. Tom Gervasi,who has a rare case of breast cancer, has been rejected by the Veterans Administration twice. (March 22)
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American Warrior Radio © Agent Orange Vietnam Vets benefits part 1
 
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In Vietnam anytime between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975 (includes brief visits ashore or service aboard a ship that operated on the inland waterways of Vietnam. Check VA's list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships that operated in Vietnam. In or near the Korean demilitarized zone anytime between April 1, 1968 and August 31, 1971 List of illnesses due to being exposed to AGENT ORANGE. http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/diseases.asp AGENT ORANGE Stored in USA http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/outside_vietnam_usa.asp Stored OUTSIDE USA http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/outside_vietnam.asp Evidence Needed for filing claim: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/Herbicide/AOno3.htm Seek Veterans Service Officer to file VA CLAIM: http://www.nacvso.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=10 Vietnam Veterans with chronic b-cell leukemias, Parkinson's disease, or ischemic heart disease may apply for disability compensation for these diseases using VA's Fast Track Claims Processing System. Children and Survivors Veterans' children with spina bifida may be eligible for compensation, health care, and vocational training based on the Veteran's qualifying service in or near the Korean demilitarized zone. Learn more about benefits for children with birth defects. Surviving spouses, children and dependent parents of Veterans who were exposed to herbicides and died as the result of diseases associated with Agent Orange exposure may be eligible for benefits. These benefits include Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, education, home loan and health care benefits. Find out if you qualify for survivors' benefits. Need Help Determining Eligibility? Contact VA for help determining qualifying service in Korea and your eligibility for VA benefits. By Telephone Toll-free Helpline: 1-800-749-8387 Press 3 Agent Orange Registry Health Exam: Call your local VA Environmental Health Coordinator Health Care: 1-877-222-8387 Compensation and Other Non-Health Care Benefits: 1-800-827-1000 TDD (for hearing impaired): 1-800-829-4833 In Person Health Care and Agent Orange Registry Health Exam: Go to your nearest VA health care facility. Compensation Benefits and Other Non-Health Care Benefits: Go to your nearest VA benefits office.After VA receives your application, we'll send you a letter that explains what evidence we need in order to grant your claim. We will help you get records to support your claim, including records of Vietnam service or exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service. Learn more about the disability claims process. Alphabetized Ship List If your vessel is not included in the Mobile Riverine Force, ISF Division 93 or above designations, check VA's Alphabetized Ship List. http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/shiplist/list.asp This is not a hand out, YOU earned your VA benefits. Type II Diabetes is usually 20% - $251 tax free money MONTHLY, more if married and have children. Prostate Cancer - 100% for 6 MONTHS ($2769a month) = $16,614 but usually 12 months = $33,228 Tax Free YOU earned. Don't delay! Show your support for AVET Project, Inc. on FB and please visit our website: www.avetproject.org
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Are Vets Who Served In Thailand Eligible for Agent Orange Benefits?
 
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Vietnam veterans have had a long and difficult fight to get the government to compensate them for the serious health problems created by exposure to Agent Orange. This toxic herbicide was widely used in that war as a defoliant. The use of Agent Orange was not only confined to Vietnam, however. It was also used as a defoliant in Thailand. However, for years the government denied that herbicides were used in Thailand and it also denied the benefits claims of vets who served in that country. All this changed in 2010 when the VA established what they called a “perimeter policy” which allows Vietnam Era veterans presumptive disability for Agent Orange exposure in Thailand if they can show that their duties placed them “on or near” the perimeter of their base. If you served in Thailand between January 1962 and May 1975 and you were a security policeman, patrol dog handler, part of a security police squadron, or otherwise served near an air base perimeter and now are suffering medical problems you may be eligible for VA disability benefits. To get these benefits you must file an application with the VA. When you apply, you’ll have to prove that you were stationed at one or more of certain specific military bases in Thailand. And you will need to provide supporting documents that show you had regular perimeter security duty—such as daily work duty logs, performance evaluation reports, or other records showing you worked as a dog handler or a member of a security squadron or military police unit. Exposure to Agent Orange has been linked to a broad range of illnesses, including diabetes, various cancers, Parkinson’s Disease, peripheral neuropathy, and a type of heart disease. Cases for disability due to Agent Orange exposure can be complicated, but you don’t have to do this on your own. If you believe you qualify for VA compensation for Agent Orange related disabilities, we encourage you to contact us at Cuddigan Law to help you fight for the benefits you have rightly earned.
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Prostate Cancer Second Opinion at Urology Associates
 
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If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you’re likely feeling overwhelmed and unsure about which treatment option is best for you. Second opinions are highly encouraged throughout the medical field – especially for cancer. We’re making it as easy as possible to get that­ peace of mind a second opinion provides patients. Visit our website to learn more: denverurology.com
Some Veterans Diagnosed With Cancer Won't Get Compensation
 
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There is controversy over a payout for veterans with lung cancer, linked to working with asbestos. 2,500 veterans will be offered a one-off payment of £140,000, instead of a war pension. However, the money will only go to those diagnosed since 16 December 2015. Those diagnosed before that date will not be eligible. In a statement, Veterans Minister Mark Lancaster said: “The policy of no retrospection has been maintained by successive Governments. Whether it should be applied to this group is a complex issue that has been the subject of much discussion within the Government. However, I have directed my Department to continue to review the options to support these claimants in a similar manner." Welfare Correspondent Victoria Smith met veteran Fred Minall who was diagnosed in 2014 with mesothelioma, a fatal cancer associated with exposure to asbestos. Subscribe to Forces TV HERE http://bit.ly/1OraazC Check out our website: http://forces.tv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForcesTV Twitter: https://twitter.com/Forces_TV
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The VA has Recently EXPANDED BENEFITS. What are the 5 Illnesses the VA has added?
 
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For help getting your benefits, visit us at http://lawyers-veterans-benefits.com/ . It's always free to talk with a veteran benefit lawyer and ask them any questions you want.
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Kidney Disease and Agent Orange
 
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Speakers Carol Ponton - Founding Partner Matthew Hill - Managing Partner For a free Case Evaluation go here: https://www.hillandponton.com/free-case-evaluation/va-evaluation/ Visit our website at www.HillandPonton.com For questions please email us at Info@hillandponton.com
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VA Service Monthly Compensation
 
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Do you have a service-connected disability? You may qualify for service monthly compensation (SMC) which is additional funds that the VA provides in certain situations. For more information or questions on SMC call us today at (401) 424-5212. We will provide you a FREE consultation.
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American Warrior Radio © Jim Fazio interview on PTSD
 
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Jim Fazio Website http://www.jimfazioib.com/ PTSD: http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/PTSD.asp MST: http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/msthome.asp Women vet: http://www.womenshealth.va.gov/WOMENSHEALTH/about.asp In Vietnam anytime between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975 (includes brief visits ashore or service aboard a ship that operated on the inland waterways of Vietnam. Check VA's list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships that operated in Vietnam. In or near the Korean demilitarized zone anytime between April 1, 1968 and August 31, 1971 List of illnesses due to being exposed to AGENT ORANGE. http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/diseases.asp AGENT ORANGE Stored in USA http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/outside_vietnam_usa.asp Stored OUTSIDE USA http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/outside_vietnam.asp Evidence Needed for filing claim: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/Herbicide/AOno3.htm Seek Veterans Service Officer to file VA CLAIM: http://www.nacvso.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=10 Vietnam Veterans with chronic b-cell leukemias, Parkinson's disease, or ischemic heart disease may apply for disability compensation for these diseases using VA's Fast Track Claims Processing System. Children and Survivors Veterans' children with spina bifida may be eligible for compensation, health care, and vocational training based on the Veteran's qualifying service in or near the Korean demilitarized zone. Learn more about benefits for children with birth defects. Surviving spouses, children and dependent parents of Veterans who were exposed to herbicides and died as the result of diseases associated with Agent Orange exposure may be eligible for benefits. These benefits include Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, education, home loan and health care benefits. Find out if you qualify for survivors' benefits. Need Help Determining Eligibility? Contact VA for help determining qualifying service in Korea and your eligibility for VA benefits. By Telephone Toll-free Helpline: 1-800-749-8387 Press 3 Agent Orange Registry Health Exam: Call your local VA Environmental Health Coordinator Health Care: 1-877-222-8387 Compensation and Other Non-Health Care Benefits: 1-800-827-1000 TDD (for hearing impaired): 1-800-829-4833 In Person Health Care and Agent Orange Registry Health Exam: Go to your nearest VA health care facility. Compensation Benefits and Other Non-Health Care Benefits: Go to your nearest VA benefits office.After VA receives your application, we'll send you a letter that explains what evidence we need in order to grant your claim. We will help you get records to support your claim, including records of Vietnam service or exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service. Learn more about the disability claims process. Alphabetized Ship List If your vessel is not included in the Mobile Riverine Force, ISF Division 93 or above designations, check VA's Alphabetized Ship List. http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/shiplist/list.asp This is not a hand out, YOU earned your VA benefits. Type II Diabetes is usually 20% - $251 tax free money MONTHLY, more if married and have children. Prostate Cancer - 100% for 6 MONTHS ($2769a month) = $16,614 but usually 12 months = $33,228 Tax Free YOU earned. Don't delay! Show your support for AVET Project, Inc. on FB and please visit our website: www.avetproject.org
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Can I Get Social Security Disability Benefits Because I Have Cancer?
 
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http://www.BergerandGreen.com. 1-800-999-2626. Can I get Social Security Disability benefits because I've been diagnosed with cancer? Yes you can. But let's remember the Social Security definition of disability is the inability to work because of your condition for at least a 12 month period of time. Modern medicine has been really good and making great strides in treating cancer and many times even though you have cancer you can undergo surgery or chemotherapy or radiation or other kinds of cancer treatment and your cancer can be controlled in less than one year and the symptoms of your treatment do not linger for more than a year. If that's the case then you really don't have a condition that meets the definition of disability for Social Security benefits. On the other hand, there are people whose condition cannot be controlled by treatment or who have severe and lingering side effects from the treatment that are debilitating. if this is the case for you and it looks like you're not going to be able to work for at least one year, then you have a good claim for Social Security Disability benefits.
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