When you prepare to retire or separate from military service, you are given a checklist of things to accomplish ahead of your final out-processing appointments. One of those is starting the claims process with the Department of Veterans Affairs for any service-connected medical issues for which you might be entitled to VA compensation. But some… Read more »
The largest COLA increase in decades is coming in 2023. The Social Security Administration adjusts retirement and disability payments annually due to inflation. Learn more.
Is a major cost of living adjustment or COLA on the way for military retirees and veterans who collect VA compensation for service-connected medical issues? Many believe so due to the fact that VA COLA is tied to the Social Security Administration’s annual cost of living adjustment update. That update is determined by increases in… Read more »
If you are getting ready to retire or separate from the United States military, chances are good you are already thinking about applying for VA compensation for service-connected medical issues. If you have already applied and received a decision, you may be wondering how you can increase your VA disability compensation.
If you have served in the United States military, you may be eligible for VA compensation for service-connected medical issues, injuries, illness, or related conditions. The Department of Veterans Affairs has a screening and application process for VA benefits you can use to start the claim process. This process is open to those retiring and/or… Read more »
There are some important steps to take when you apply for VA disability benefits. Some of them apply situationally, such as what to do if you have to start the application process from an overseas location. Others are more universal, such as knowing what to do if you lose your DD Form 214, Report of… Read more »