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Category Archives: Military Disability Information

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Advisory Opinions in Board of Corrections Cases

By Citizen Soldier Law |

First of all, these cases are taking two years to get decisions and longer.  Congress needs to do something because petitioners are often suffering and denied their rightful benefits, particularly Reserve and National Guard members.    Secondly, that means an experienced lawyer is your best chance to get a meaningful and successful result and to… Read More »

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Final Restraining Orders (FRO) Are Not Easy to Change

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In the case, G.M. v. C.V., a New Jersey Superior Court from the Appellate Division denied a defendant’s request to vacate a FRO under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (the Act), N.J.S.A. 2C:25–17 to –35.   The female Defendant’s motion to dissolve the FRO was denied because it did not include a transcript of… Read More »

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Information on TDRL from the US Army Human Resources Command (HRC)

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TEMPORARY DISABILITY RETIRED LIST (TDRL) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What is TDRL? The TDRL is a list of Army members found to be unfit for performance of military duties by reason of physical disability which may be permanent, but which has not sufficiently stabilized to permit an accurate assessment of a permanent degree of disability…. Read More »

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Combat Injured Veterans May be Due a Refund

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Information for Congressional Staff From IRS Legislative Affairs Division Congressional Affairs Program Topic:  Combat Injured Veterans May be Due a Refund Who it affects: Combat Injured Veterans Who Received a Lump Sum Disability Payment Inadvertently Treated as Taxable Key points: Please share the following information with veterans and veteran’s groups in your district. From 1991 through… Read More »

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Disability Compensation for Vietnam Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

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Vietnam Veterans may be eligible for disability compensation benefits because of exposure to Agent Orange. This article highlights the eligibility criteria and important information for filing a claim for benefits. Criteria for Eligibility In order for a Veteran who served in Vietnam to qualify for disability compensation benefits for a presumption based on exposure… Read More »

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Summary of VA Benefits for National Guard and Reserve Members and Veterans

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As a member of the National Guard or Reserve you may qualify for a wide range of benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA is here to help you and your family understand the benefits for which you may be eligible and how to apply for them. VA benefits include disability compensation, pension, home loan guaranty, education, health care, insurance, vocational… Read More »

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State Active Duty and Injuries Occurring during those times

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Veterans Administration Benefits, Integrated Disability Evaluation System, Medical Evaluation Boards, and Physical Evaluation Boards (MEBs and PEBs) Qualifying service in the National Guard and Reserve Generally, all National Guard and Reserve members discharged or released under conditions that are not dishonorable are eligible for some VA benefits. The length of your service, service commitment… Read More »

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Effect of Opiates

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THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD STRONGLY CONSIDER THE BENEFITS OF CONSULTING WITH A TRAINED LEGAL PROFESSIONAL The horrific effects of opiates are well known across the country. These highly addictive painkillers have ended the lives of 72,000 people last year in the United States, and ruined the futures… Read More »

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US Army Claims

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THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD STRONGLY CONSIDER THE BENEFITS OF CONSULTING WITH A TRAINED LEGAL PROFESSIONAL How to file a claim against the United States Army: In the case of a negligent or wrongful act by the Army against a claimant, the claimant has the right to file… Read More »

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LDES vs. IDES

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THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD STRONGLY CONSIDER THE BENEFITS OF CONSULTING WITH A TRAINED LEGAL PROFESSIONAL The Disability Evaluation System (DES) is used to determine whether a service-member is physically and mentally able to continue to serve in the US military. The DES determines the service-member’s fitness for… Read More »

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