There are various Federal Contracts owned by particular classifications of individuals including veterans. The unexpected death of an individual, however, can leave an individual with numerous questions about how ownership of the contract will transfer. This blog post will note some elements about these contracts when the certified owner dies and another individual, which could be a spouse or a child, becomes the new owner of the contract. It is also important to remember that in many of these types of contracts, the assistance of an attorney who specializes in government contracts and
Statistics from the National Institute of Corrections reveal that veterans represent 9 out of every 100 individuals in jails or prison in the United States. Many individuals are not aware that veterans can still apply for Veteran’s Administration benefits while incarcerated. This article will explain some of the important aspects of veterans benefits & incarceration. Many veterans in this situations find it essential to retain the assistance of skilled legal counsel.
Many veterans are eligible for disability compensation for diseases that are associated with Agent Orange Exposure, which is an herbicide that was used during the Vietnam War. Statistics estimate that more than 100,000 veterans were exposed to herbicides while in Vietnam.
Florida is an interesting state, known for its oppressive heat, alligators, retiree population, and interesting (and sometimes just plain strange) news stories. This month proved no exception as two interesting stories related to veterans disability claims came out of the state. A good Veterans disability benefits lawyer should be able to answer this question.
Have you seen the new veterans memorial? There are many famous war memorials around the U.S. that pay homage to the brave men and women who have served our country. These memorials are visited by students, soldiers, veterans, and other U.S. citizens on a daily basis. They are powerful reminders of the courage of those who have died in service. Some of the most well-known are pictured here.
The Inspector General's Recommendations for the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs was recently released. Many able bodied and disabled veterans utilize the VA Health Care System for their medical needs. As we’ve reported in previous blogs, the system has been the subject of multiple scandals in the past few months.
How Can September 11th Bring Good News For Veterans? This year marked the 13th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. The nation’s healing process is incremental, year by year. It is a date that will never be forgotten but every year it produces a less visceral response in Americans. The World Trade Center site finally seems on track for completion.
Is it possible to get a Service Connected Disability for Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? PTSD is defined by Mayo clinic as “a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.” It is a difficult disability to get disability for PTSD because it manifests in many different forms and severities, in many different individuals.
Will the New Law Help the VA Healthcare System? It’s here; it has arrived. We finally have some positive news related to the Department of Veterans Affairs, which has been facing criticized heavily for deception related to VA healthcare and veterans disability claims. Congress has finally drafted and agreed to a bill aimed at remedying the ongoing mess, for lack of a better word, in the VA healthcare system – and it only took five weeks of negotiation. Despite the lengthy negotiation period, the bill passed 91-3 when it finally came to a vote in the Senate; and it passed 420-5 in the