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Blog Posts in December, 2012

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  • Great News-Homelessness Among Veterans is Down in Los Angeles County
    Great News-Homelessness Among Veterans is Down in Los Angeles County

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported recently that the number of homeless veterans in Los Angeles County is down by 22%, from 8,131 to 6,371. This continues a recent downward ...

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  • Researchers to Study Sleeplessness in Veterans
    Researchers to Study Sleeplessness in Veterans

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the veterans wellness firm VetAdvisor have teamed up to try to find the causes of sleeplessness experienced by veterans. They seek at least 5,000 veterans ...

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  • VA Proposes to Make 5 illnesses presumptive for TBI claims
    VA Proposes to Make 5 illnesses presumptive for TBI claims

    On Monday, December 17, federal regulations are expected to be published in the Federal Register that will add five conditions - seizures, symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, certain types of dementia ...

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  • Give Full VA Medical Benefits to All Veterans with Service Connected PTSD
    Give Full VA Medical Benefits to All Veterans with Service Connected PTSD

    by Doug Smith, Esq. (lawyer and veteran) Prior to 1980, soldiers traumatized by the ravages and human carnage of combat were oftentimes labeled as suffering from "exhaustion," being "shell shocked" or ...

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  • Veteran's Disability Benefits are Not Subject to Liens or Judgments
    Veteran's Disability Benefits are Not Subject to Liens or Judgments

    According to Federal law, Veterans' Disability Benefits are untouchable for purposes of judgments, liens, and levies. Veterans Disability Benefits are "exempt from taxation . . .claims of creditors, ...

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