In this episode of theSITREP, we cover VA’s new presumptive conditions for Veterans who are diagnosed with asthma, rhinitis & sinusitis, who were deployed to Southwest Asia since 1990, and what to do if you have or have not filed a VA Claim for Service-Connected Disability.
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For additional information on new presumptive conditions and who qualifies, visit https://blogs.va.gov/VAntage/92772/va-to-start-processing-disability-claims-for-certain-conditions-related-to-particulate-matter/?utm_source=VRfeature&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=VetResources&utm_id=VetResources+Aug+4+2021
For VA Form 21-526EZ, visit https://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/vba-21-526ez-are.pdf
For VA Form 20-0995, visit https://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-20-0995-ARE.pdf
ADDITIONAL VA INFORMATION
The Department of Veterans Affairs has three, separate administrations aimed to serve our country’s Veterans with an assortment of benefits that address the unique needs of every Veteran. To be sure you are interacting with the proper administration within VA, here are short descriptions for each VA administration:
VHA: VA’s Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated health care network in the United States, with 1,255 health care facilities serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
VBA: Veterans can earn a range of benefits that help them transition back to civilian life in the country they fought to defend. Through the Veterans Benefits Administration, VA helps servicemembers transition out of military service, and assists with education, home loans, life insurance and much more.
NCA: The job of the National Cemetery Administration is to make sure those who served this nation are never forgotten. NCA provides dignified burial services for Veterans and eligible family members by maintaining 142 cemeteries as national shrines and providing lasting tributes that commemorate their service and sacrifice to our nation.
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