Veterans Disability News

Lawmakers and Advocacy Groups Push to Add High Blood Pressure to List of Presumptive Agent Orange Illnesses


This year, lawmakers and advocacy are pushing for high blood pressure to officially be added to the list of Agent Orange presumptive illnesses – a move that could potentially provide disability benefits to more than 160,000 Veterans. According to an article published by Military Times, “In an interview with Military Times this week, Senate Veterans’…

VA Secretary Vowed to Urgently Review New Toxic Exposure Benefit Rules


This week, VA Secretary Denis McDonough vowed to crucially review the new rules for presumptive benefits for Vietnam Veterans with toxic exposure. However, he failed to give a specific timeline for when these rules will be implemented. According to an article published by MilitaryTimes.com, “In January, officials from President Donald Trump’s VA leadership team said…

New Report Shows Vietnam Veterans Who Served in Guam were Exposed to Agent Orange


New research is helping Vietnam-era Veterans obtain disability benefits by providing evidence that they were exposed to Agent Orange when serving in Gaum. According to an article published by Radio.com, “Last year, two Veterans groups published a white paper citing research to support that “as likely as not,” veterans who served on Guam from 1962 to…

Wolf & Brown Law Offices Names Attorney Matthew, J. Brown, Esq. as a Partner of the Firm


Matthew J. Brown, Esq., the VA-accredited attorney for the Veterans department, has been with the firm since 2017. “I am very pleased to welcome Matthew as a new partner of the firm.”, said partner and owner Michael Brown. “Since rejoining Wolf & Brown and taking over our Veteran’s department, he has continued to impress with…

Veterans Seeking Coronavirus Vaccine are Denied


Lawmakers are urging the government to increase its efforts to provide Veterans with the coronavirus vaccine. Many have been denied because they have higher incomes and/or do not have a service-connected disability. According to an article published by South Florida SunSentinel, “Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, has appealed to Dat Tran, acting secretary of the U.S. Department…

Veterans Call for $11 Billion Increase in VA Budget


Veterans and veterans advocacy groups across the country are calling for an $11 billion increase in the Department of Veterans Affairs budget in anticipation of the Biden administration’s rollout of its fiscal 2022 federal budget. According to an article published by Military.com, “Three organizations — Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Veterans of Foreign…

Delays Continue on VA’s Hospital Rating System


Veterans are complaining that the Department of Veterans Affairs has yet to deliver on its promise to create a more transparent way to compare the quality of its hospitals with others. This information is important because it helps veterans confirm that they are getting quality care that is comparable to other providers and also highlights…

VA Benefit Overpayment Notices to Resume


This month, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that they will be resuming benefit overpayment notifications and all veterans who received benefit overpayments in 2020 are now responsible for paying them back. According to an article published by 8 News, “The VA announced Wednesday that it is resuming its mailing notification letters to…

Veterans With Serious Cases of COVID-19 to be Eligible VA Disability Benefits


As part of new legislation approved by Congress this month, veterans who have tested positive for COVID-19 while on duty and suffered disability or death, will be entitled to VA benefits. According to an article published by Military Times, “A provision in the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement…