Erika Riggs Inducted into Marquis Who’s Who of American Women

TROY, MI, May 06, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to honor Erika Riggs as a Woman of Influence. An accomplished listee, Mrs. Riggs celebrates many years’ experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued […]

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Disability Law Group: April Case Spotlight

In the summer of 2019, attorney Erika Riggs met with a family in her office in Troy, Michigan, who had called her for a free consultation. They explained that they were all going through what had been the most difficult time in their life. Having suffered significant loss of their father, and tragic injuries from a […]

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VA Responds To Covid-19 Crisis

Disability Law Group is dedicated to protecting the rights of veterans throughout Michigan, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. You should know that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced steps it is taking to help veterans navigate the pandemic.   “As all Americans come together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we want Veterans to be […]

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Stages of a VA Disability Claim

Applying for VA disability benefits should be simple for all veterans. However, the VA disability claim process can be difficult or overwhelming for some individuals. Understanding the states of a VA disability claim can be helpful. Also, seeking advice and guidance from experienced Michigan VA disability attorneys can be beneficial for many veterans. Veterans disability […]

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Qualifying 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, veterans approved for disability benefits are also entitled to VA disability […]

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Disability Law Group: March Case Spotlight

Disability Law Group attorney and partner, Randall Mansour, recently received a ‘Fully Favorable’ decision for one of his clients following a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Mr. Mansour reviewed the claimant’s entire disability file, took great care in ensuring his medical file was up-to-date, and even drafted a Medical Source Statement for the […]

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Types of VA Disability Claims

As a disabled veteran, you may be entitled to VA disability benefits. However, there are an array of benefits and resources that you may be eligible for. Determining the type of claim you should file can be confusing. In order to clarify things for you, we’ve compiled an overview of some of the common types […]

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Non-Combat PTSD Stressors and VA Disability Benefits

A stressor, as defined by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is an event that results in post-traumatic stress and may eventually develop into post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”). PTSD is a common result of stressors experienced by veterans during combat. However, PTSD can also result from stressors experienced during peacetime. These types of stressors are […]

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Disability Law Group: February Case Spotlight

Attorney Mandy Kelly recently received a decision from the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) granting compensation under 38 U.S.C. §1151 for invasive breast cancer.  The Veteran was prescribed Prempro, a supplemental estrogen medication which has been shown to have an increased risk of invasive breast cancer. After attending a hearing in December 2019, Mandy Kelly […]

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