Winning Your VA Benefits

Winning Your VA Benefits

Subscribe to Winning Your VA Benefits with Vet Comp and Pen! Our host, Robin Hoon, will discuss the various struggles Veterans face when they start pursuing their VA Disability Benefits. Learn how medical consulting evidence can help Veterans connect symptoms and diagnoses to their military service. For more information on how medical consulting can help you get service-connected, visit us at vetcompandpen.com Podcast Disclaimer Vet Comp & Pen Medical Consulting, LLC. (VCP) does not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the information contained in our podcast series. Nothing contained or provided in the podcast series is intended to constitute advice or to serve as a substitute for the advice of a licensed healthcare provider, attorney, or agent accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to assist with the filling of disability claims. Any reliance you place on this information is strictly at your own risk. Always seek the advice of your qualified medical provider, attorney, or VA agent, to address individual circumstances. This podcast series is for general information purposes only. All uses of the term “you” are for illustrative purposes regarding a hypothetical veteran. VCP disclaims any control over, relationship with, or endorsement of the ideas expressed by viewers of this content.

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July 29, 2021 36 min

In today's episode, Robin Hoon discusses Gulf War Veterans and the service-connected disabilities they may qualify for. Robin will focus on Gulf War Illness and cases regarding Gulf War Exposure. He will also touch on what service qualifies you as a Gulf War Veteran, what is a Gulf War illness and what causes it, what conditions are considered Gulf War presumptive, and what medical evidence you may need to get service-connected...

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In today's episode Robin speaks with a former Army Veteran, Dan Mass. Dan got out of the Army in 1990 and started working on getting disability benefits on his own. Dan got to a certain point in his VA rating and was stuck. He decided to reach out for help using Medical Consulting Services. With the help of Medical, Consulting Dan was able to revive 100% Permanent and Total VA Disability Benefits.

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In today's episode, Robin Hoon speaks with Army retire Scott Mills on the value of Medical Consulting. Scott started his journey for VA benefits working as a Veteran service officer. He eventually contacted Vet Comp and Pen and started working with other Veterans on their VA disability benefits. Eventually, Scott decided to receive help from Vet Comp and Pen and received 100% VA disability benefits with Medical Consulting. Rob...

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In today's episode, Robin Hoon speaks with Sara Marsh on the VA service connection for PFB. Sara works in medical consulting and has worked closely with medical teams teaching them how to review pictures of PFB. PFB is a skin condition caused by close shaving resulting in clusters of dark bumps, scarring, and marks and can be disfiguring, which is why the VA considers it a VA Disability.

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In today's episode, Robin Hoon has recorded a solo podcast on Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Robin has been taking some time to speak on specific VA disabilities and wants to focus on the VA rating for Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is not a disability listed in the 38CFR. There is however a section that is described as a deformity or loss of Erectile Dysfunction. This condition can be described as pyrones dis...

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In today's episode, Robin Hoon discusses everything you need to know about a receiving VA disability for headaches. He will break down how the VA rates headaches as a disability and how a Veteran may medically qualify for service connection and compensation. Headaches are the leading cause of lost workdays worldwide amongst people less than 50 years of age. Headaches are debilitating because you can not function or think straig...

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June 10, 2021 45 min

In today's episode, Roin discusses VA back disabilities. Robin breaks down how a veteran may medically qualify for service connection for a back pension, how the VA rates back conditions, how a veteran might qualify for additional secondary disabilities related to a back service-connected disability.

Tune in to hear Robin discuss more on VA back disabilities and how you may qualify for service-connected disabilities.

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In today's episode, Robin will discuss Reserve and National Gaurd service members and if they are eligible for VA disability benefits. The 38CFR states Veterans are eligible for compensation if a disability occurred on active duty military service, so when do Reserve and Guard members qualify for benefits? Active duty members are on the clock 24/7 and 365 days a year, whereas Reserve and Gaurd are on standby and only actively t...

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In today's episode, Robin Hoon?discusses Agent Orange and Blue Water Navy Veterans from the Vietnam era. We wanted to highlight the struggles Vietnam Veterans have to obtain benefits related to a horrible exposure. Agent Orange has devastated Veterans and their families by creating long-term pain and suffering. We discovered that there is quite a story to tell about the struggles for agent orange benefits. This episode will hig...

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In today's episode, Robin Hoon talks about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) disabilities. IBS and GERD are commonly overlooked by Veterans. Many Veterans suffer from these chronic conditions and may not be aware that their condition could be linked to active duty service. on a secondary basis.

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In today's episode, Robin Hoon is joined by Veteran Epi to discuss upgrading less-than-honorable discharge. Epi is an Army Veteran who worked directly with a law firm that helps Veterans with character discharge upgrades. If you are a Veteran and have received character discharge, you may potentially be able to upgrade your discharge status. Robin and Epi will discuss what the process will look like and what helpful tips you ma...

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In today's episode, Robin Hoon discusses if Veterans can get a VA rating without a C&P examination. This is a common question many Veterans have asked us. A lot of Veterans don't like C&P exams; they don't trust the VA system. Veterans assume that the VA will be doing the C&P exams; however, most C&P exams are done by contracted companies that are not necessarily associated with the VA medical center. Ho...

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In today's episode, Robin Hoon discusses the advantages and disadvantages Veterans have within the VA disability system. We have had laws regarding compensation for centuries, and we are here to help break those down for you. Any Veteran fighting for their benefits has the right to know all of their advantages and take advantage of what they have to offer. They also need to understand what disadvantages they have within the sys...

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In today's episode, Robin Hoon talks about a common fear Veterans have when filing for a mental health claim. Veterans fear they will lose their right to gun ownership if they become service-connected for a mental health claim. A lot of Veterans suffer from chronic mental health conditions rated to their active military service and may be eligible for service connection.

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In today's episode, Robin Hoon speaks with Veteran Epi about Willful Misconduct. Epi is a army retiree who spent all of his career as a military paralegal. We are told that if a Veteran joins the military and are active duty they are eligible for disability benefits. When the VA determines a Veterans disability is Willful Misconduct, the Veteran will not receive any money. Willful Misconduct is when a Veteran is intentionally d...

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In today's episode, Robin Hoon talks about a popular misunderstood concept regarding VA disability benefits. He will touch on Independent Medical Examinations and Independent Medical opinions. An Independent Medical Examination is an examination that can be done in person or on a video conference. An Independent Medical Opinion is the examiner's assessment based on the medical evidence and decides whether your condition is ...

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In today's episode, Robin Hoon discusses VA Permanent and Total disability and answers any questions you may have about a Permanent and Total VA decision. He will discuss the benefits of Permanent and Total and how you may be able to receive a Permanent and Total VA decision. Lastly, Robin will discuss if the VA can take away your Permanent and Total designation. 

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In today's episode, Robin Hoon speaks with Adam Hare about when, where, and how the VA can decrease your disability rating. Adam Hare is a Veteran who fought for his benefits and successfully received 100% permanent and total VA disability. Many Veterans are in constant fear that the VA is going to lower their VA disability benefits. The VA has the right to reevaluate any veteran disability rating. They are tasked to reasonably...

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In today's episode, Robin Hoon speaks with a Veteran Christian on how he was able to receive 100% VA disability benefits. Veteran Christian was a Gulf War Veteran who deserved a 100% disability rating. Christian had to keep his faith up and fight to receive the benefits he deserves. Christian talks about his story in hopes of showing other Veterans there is a light at the end of the tunnel. 

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In today's episode, Robin Hoon talks about how to submit a well-grounded claim to trigger the VA duty to assist. Many Veterans feel frustrated when they submit a valid VA claim and receive a denial letter before they have a compensation and pension exam. Robin talks about the 38CFR, the law regarding the VA assistance in developing claims, and how it may help you receive the benefits you medically, ethically, and legally qualif...

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