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Case Spotlight – November 2022

A veteran came to Disability Law Group for assistance after the Department of Veterans Affairs had denied his claim for Parkinson’s disease based on Agent Orange exposure. Parkinson’s disease is a presumptive condition of Agent Orange exposure if: The Veteran served between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975 in the Republic of Vietnam, OR […]

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Supporting Veterans During the Holidays

For many of us, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. But for military veterans, the holidays can be emotionally taxing, especially for those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you have a veteran in your life who needs some support this holiday season, here are some key things to remember. Understanding […]

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Attorney Erika Riggs wins the Crisp Effect Challenge of 2022

What Is the Crisp Effect? The Crisp Effect is a challenge for Crisp clients – made up of hundreds of law firm owners – to see who can have the most transformative growth by going outside their comfort zones. This can encompass professional and personal development, including enhancing their teams, clients’ experiences, personal health, revenue […]

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Case Spotlight – October 2022

In February 2020, right before the pandemic began, attorney Randall Mansour spoke to a woman who needed assistance with her Social Security Disability case. The claimant had a steady work history until 2007 and then had numerous health problems forcing her to quit working. After listening to her story, it was apparent that this client […]

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Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights

People with disabilities face many challenges when flying on commercial airlines. Planes are not always built to provide easy movement for those with disabilities, and airline staff and other passengers do not always treat these passengers with respect. Additionally, airline delays and cancellations disproportionately impact people with disabilities. Recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) […]

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Case Spotlight – September 2022

Attorney Jason Pearson at Disability Law Group recently helped a veteran client receive a 100% rating dating back more than a decade. His client served in both the Air Force and the Army, and he developed significant hearing loss and tinnitus with vertigo in service, resulting in a diagnosis of Meniere’s Disease. Ultimately, he was […]

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Case Spotlight – August 2022

One of the main reasons the founding Partners of Disability Law Group started their own firm is because we wanted to create a law firm that gave back to the community. One of the ways the partners can do this is through Pro-Bono Cases. The VA has limitations on what stage an attorney can enter […]

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Sleep Apnea Secondary to PTSD VA Disability Rating

American military veterans are vulnerable to many life-altering disorders. Veterans suffering from sleep apnea may be eligible to receive service-connected VA disability benefits. In fact, more recent research has helped establish the many ways in which veterans can prove their sleep apnea may be linked to their time in the military. Whether on a direct […]

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How to Qualify for VA Disability Back Pay

When you apply for VA disability benefits, the VA determines your date of disability. That date may be the date of injury or a later date, such as when you filed your ‘intent to file’ or complete application for disability benefits. In many cases, to qualify for VA disability back pay, veterans need to have […]

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How To Get A 100% PTSD Rating From the VA

Military veterans suffering from service-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are likely to qualify for compensation from the VA. However, due to how the VA examines benefits applications, many vets do not receive the full compensation they deserve. VA benefits are provided according to the veteran’s disability rating, which is expressed as a percentage. A 100% […]

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