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.... Show More

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February 25, 2021 19 min

The VA appeals system has been completely revamped. In this episode, Robin helps answer some questions many Veterans have about the new appeals modernization act. Robin goes over what the new changes are, how these changes may benefit you, and what you need to know about the new appeals modernization act. 

Tune in to hear more about how the new appeals modernization act may benefit you.

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The benefit of the doubt is the rules set in place by Congress for VA disability benefits. If a veteran is in between two ratings with their symptoms, the VA has to use the higher of the two ratings. The biggest example of how benefit of the doubt is applied in disability cases is the burden of proof. The burden of proof for disability claims is at least as likely as not, meaning a Veteran only needs to prove that 50% of a conditio...

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Many Veterans struggle with whether or not to file for VA disability compensation. We have found that most Veterans are reluctant because they don't want the label of being disabled or feel they deserve the benefits. In this episode, we talk with Matt Briggs. Matt is a Veteran and works with Loxley Services, which provides consulting services to several companies that help Veterans with disability compensation. Matt has persona...

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A C&P examination can be stressful. Many Veterans as the question, can I get a VA rating without a C&P exam? It is tough for a veteran to go through the process and not get called for a C&P exam. The VA doesn't want Veterans to worry when going in for an exam. If you feel like you've been treated wrongly or disrespectfully by a C&P examiner, it's very important that you report that to the VA so they can ...

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A presumptive claim is when the VA presumes that certain medical conditions or disabilities are related to a type of exposure or their type of service. In today's episode, Robin Hoon speaks with Sara Marsh about VA presumptive claims and how you may qualify. Sara Marsh has years of experience providing medical consulting to veterans. 

Tune in to hear more about presumptive claims and how you may qualify

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What is the easiest VA claim to win? Veterans are asking this all the time. They want to claim something easy to not to risk a denial. In today's episode, Robin Hoon speaks about the easiest VA claims to win. 

The easiest VA claim to win is always the claim that's supported by the medical evidence. If you have the right medical evidence, your claim will most likely be successful. Still, you have to have that evidence that sh...

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Sleep apnea is such a valuable disability for Veterans. Many Veterans suffer from sleep apnea, and when done correctly, can become service-connected. In today's episode, Robin Hoon speaks with Danny Davis about all things Sleep Apnea!

Some Veterans don't know that they have sleep apnea, and they could potentially be service-connected for it. One of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea is snoring. If you wake up in the mid...

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A frequently asked question from many Veterans is, "How can I get an earlier effective date for my claim or my appeal?" In today's episode, Robin Hoon speaks with Jimmy Trieschmann about being eligible for an earlier effective date.

Jimmy is a VA accredited disability attorney. Jimmy specializes in helping Veterans win appeal claims, disability appeals. He has been working closely with Vet Comp and Pen for several years....

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Many Veterans are curious about how medical consulting can help them get the benefits they deserve. In today's episode, Robin Hoon speaks with Vet Comp and Pen employee Holly Collins about her journey with Medical Consulting.

Holly was a medic in the US Army from 1998-2006. She started working at Vet Comp and Pen about two and a half years ago. Before working at Vet Comp and Pen, she was completely naive to the entire VA disabil...

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Veterans need to understand what sleep apnea is before pursuing a sleep apnea VA disability. In this episode, Robin Hoon speaks with Vet Comp and Pen employee, Louann Crosby. Louann has been working for Vet Comp and Pen since 2016. She provides medical consulting to veterans who are seeking service connection. 

The most common sleep apnea case we see is Obstructive sleep apnea. Some obstructive sleep apnea symptoms are very loud sno...

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December 17, 2020 71 min

Mental Health claims can be hard to navigate when filling for VA disabilities, especially when you need to appeal your decision. In this episode, Robin Hoon speaks with expert Evan Seamone about Mental Health Appeals. 

Evan served 12 years of active duty as a lawyer. He witnessed many mental health trials and was able to obtain valuable information on the psychology of Veterans who have developed mental health issues through active ...

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Many Veterans don't know where to start the VA process and what disabilities they may be eligible for. In this episode, Robin Hoon speaks with Danny Davis about the different steps you can take to file a successful VA disability claim.

A disability that could qualify for service-connected is any chronic condition that affects your life on a day-to-day basis related to your active duty service. If a doctor saw you during active d...

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For many Veterans, starting their pursuit for VA disability benefits can be a very daunting task. In this episode, Robin Hoon speaks with a former Army Veteran, Dan Schmidt, about the steps you should take before you begin pursuing VA disability benefits.

As soon as you decide you want to pursue your VA disability benefits, you should file an intent to file. If your VA disability claim gets approved, you will receive backpay to the ...

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Is pursuing a private mental health evaluation something that would benefit you when pursuing a VA service-connected disability? Today, Robin speaks with one of Vet Comp and Pen's mental health specialist, Lucas, about what a private mental health evaluation would entail and who would benefit from this evaluation.   

Every Veteran case is different. Some Veterans may be a better fit for a private exam than others. Before you req...

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By nature, a mental health diagnosis can change often. So, what does that mean for your service-connected mental health disability?    

In this episode, Robin speaks with one of Vet Comp and Pen's mental health specialist, Lucas, about what Veterans should expect after becoming service-connected for mental health.   

Keep in mind; if a Veteran is not rated 100% for their mental health disability, they will be subject to a C&P...

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Military Sexual Trauma can be a sensitive topic for many Veterans. In this episode, Robin and one of Vet Comp and Pen's mental health specialist, Lucas, break down what to expect when filing for MST, who qualifies for service-connection, and the long-term mental health effects it could cause.

Anyone can experience MST, regardless of gender. It is important that Veterans who are thinking about filing for MST understand what they ...

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Do you think you may qualify for a mental health VA disability? Join us for our first episode in our mental health mini-series. Learn how becoming service-connected for mental health is more challenging than it seems.     

Today, Robin and one of Vet Comp & Pen's top mental health specialists, Lucas, discuss how PTSD is different from other VA Mental Health disability claims.   

PTSD is a very specific disorder that stems fro...

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Many veterans are wrongfully denied VA disability benefits for lack of proper medical evidence. Other veterans are frustrated and feel they are underrated for their disabilities. If you’ve served this great country as a Veteran, there is no need to fight an uphill battle with the VA. 

If you’re seeking VA disability benefits, there are many podcasts that can help you understand the system, how it works, and what decisions you can ma...

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