New Air Force Veterans May Be Eligible for Agent Orange Presumptive Benefits

Late last month new reports surfaced regarding Air Force Veterans and Agent Orange exposure. While the news received a lot of attention, and some new Vets will be eligible for presumptive benefits, it’s important to focus on the actual Veterans effected by this change. Too often people get lost on the positive spin put on stories when an organization like the VA is desperate for some positive attention. So, what happened? Essentially a report found that Air Force and Air Force Reserve Veteran...
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VA Benefits – The Hurry Up and Wait

As of August 22, 2015, the average length of time to complete a fully developed claim (FDC) for VA benefits was 141.1 days.  What does "fully developed" mean?  It means all the i's dotted and all the t's crossed.  It means all the evidence supporting the claim is filed when the claim is initiated, there's no additional evidence, and it's filed electronically.  So it takes a bit of work at the front end, but you can shave almost 50 days off the process. Suppose you're able to get all the docum...
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