Nexus Letters

The word NEXUS means link. A Nexus letter is the link between your medical condition and your military service. There are five different scenarios where a Nexus letter might be warranted: attempting to directly service-connect a condition, service connection through aggravation (preexisting condition made worse by service), presumptive connection, secondary connection, and connection based on VA medical care. The Nexus …

Helping you help yourself: Initial C & P exams

Upon exit from active duty, if you are suffering from a disability that was caused or worsened by your military service, you may be eligible for a disability compensation. To be eligible, you must apply, be honorably discharged, able to prove your condition and prove the service-connection. The exam used by the VA to determine if you have service-connected disabilities …

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Tax Guide for Veterans

This tax season we want to make sure you are aware of how your veteran status and VA disability standing impact your taxes. Below you will find helpful tips as well as general rules regarding compensation and gross income.   VA Disability Benefits Disability benefits received from the VA should not be included in your gross income. Some of the …

Working with 100% Disability

Can I work if I’m 100% disabled? We get this question often. The answer? Most likely, yes. Veterans rated with a 100% Permanent and Total VA disability rating do not face any restrictions on work activity, unless the veteran was awarded this rating through Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU). TDIU is a benefit that allows veterans to be …

Disabled Vets now get FREE lifetime passes to National Parks

Disabled veterans can get free access with an Access Pass on their cars, granting free access to anyone in that vehicle. On top of access, the access pass gives holders a discount on expanded amenity fees at many National Parks sites, which can include campsite fees, swimming, boat launches, and group tours. More details can be found at this link. You …

Top 10 Veteran FAQs

Below you will find some of the most common questions Veterans have regarding their disability status. If you have a question you would like to an answer to, please email beVETstrong@gmail.com and one of our consultants can help. 1. Who is eligible to receive VA disability benefits? If you were wounded, injured or became ill while on active duty, or …

Disabled Veterans eligible for Space-A flights

To be eligible for Space-A flights, Veterans must have a permanent and total service-connected disability rating. Flights are typically free of charge, but you should contact your closest Air Mobility Command, or AMC, passenger terminal or the terminal at the location you intend to depart from for specific information. Most terminals have a Facebook page where they post flight information, …

State Veteran’s Benefits

Find veterans benefits offered by each state. Did you know that state, city, and community programs also offer a range of veteran benefits and programs for qualifying vets and their families? There are also private groups that offer help with either direct benefits or resources to find veteran benefits. It’s important to know that there is no central repository of …

2020 VA Disability Rates

2020 VA Disability Rates saw 1.6% cost-of-living increase based on the COLA calculations. For a 50% disabled veteran with a spouse and one child who currently receives $1,026.36 per month, this amounts to about $16 more per month. 2020 disability rates are effective 12/1/2019. VA disability rate increases are determined by Cost-of-Living-Adjustments (COLA). To calculate the VA disability rate increase …