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Michelle Obama Aims to Increase Research, Treatment for PTSD

  • January 12, 2012
  • Veteran Disability
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According to a Huffington Post report, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama is tackling the serious issue of post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. The initiative is part of Michelle Obama’s Joining Forces campaign, which focuses on issues affecting veterans and their families, and she has received commitment from more than 100 medical
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Claiming Maryland Veterans Disability Benefits: Who Is a Veteran?

  • March 9, 2011
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Maryland has been a home to veterans since the founding of the United States. Today, veterans in Maryland are entitled to a long list of state and federal benefits, including benefits for disability. In order to claim these benefits, however, the veteran must meet the definition of “veteran” under federal law. According to the Maryland
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UPDATE: Agent Orange and Service in Korea

  • February 28, 2011
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On January 25, 2011, new VA regulations were published in the Federal Register that would presume exposure to herbicides for any Veteran who served in a unit determined by the VA and Department of Defense to have operated in an area near the Korean DMZ where herbicides were applied between April 1, 1968 and August
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On September 29, 2010, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki, announced new regulations that make it easier for veterans who served in Southwest Asia, including Iraq and Afghanistan, to obtain disability benefits. The new regulation establishes a presumptive of service connection for nine infectious diseases associated with service on or after the first Gulf
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Changes in VA Benefits for Agent Orange Exposure

  • September 14, 2010
  • Veteran Disability
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Agent Orange is an herbicide that was used during the Vietnam War to clear forested areas. Exposure to Agent Orange has resulted in a multitude of illnesses for Veterans and their children. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has recently added Parkinson’s Disease and Ischemic Heart Disease to the list of “presumptive illnesses” related to
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