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Many Veterans who were on jump status avoided going to sick call while on active duty so as not to be taken off of jump status, or because it was frowned upon by their command.

After leaving active duty, sometimes several years after, they attempted to file a claim with the VA for service-connected disabilities such as

Home Healthcare Tip

When you are dealing with the VA for home health care options, it is common for the VHA to not explain that if you track hours and activities of daily living yourself, that can then be used as evidence to maintain the current level of care or to request an increase in hours or pay tiers.

This sheet can be used to track hours and tasks done by the:


Before you file a claim or continue with your appeal, please understand what the VA needs to approve any claim.

Any condition claimed has to be MEDICALLY documented in your records:


Most veterans are aware they can appeal their compensation and pension decisions from the VA if they disagree with an entire VA decision or even just a portion of their decision.  An appeal is a veteran's disagreement with a determination by VA to deny a benefit, request for reconsideration of a determination, or direct appeal to a higher level, such as the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board).

Have you been denied your VA Disability Benefits?

When trying to file for disability benefits, the odds might seem to be stacked against you.

Part of the problem is because the VA is so backlogged with claims, the VA Raters (RVSRs) at the Regional Offices (RO) don’t have the time to fully develop each case. An average time the RVSR has to adjudicate your claim is about 35 minutes.