For over 20 years, Hrabcak & Company, LPA has been providing practical, legal solutions and advice to business owners, individuals and families. The firm's
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We get this question too frequently from our veteran clients. The short answer is “yes”, if the VA follows its own guidelines and procedures. However, there are instances where a veteran’s rating is protected and CANNOT be reduced. In these instances, it is helpful to have an experienced VA attorney assist you through the process. Disability ratings which continue for 5 years or more require the VA to prove that the veteran’s situation has improved on a sustained basis (...)
In June of 2018, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Bill (aka H.R. 299). The bill currently sits before the Senate. If the Senate passes the bill, and it is made into law it will effect over 90,000 veterans who served during Vietnam. At issue is a change in VA policy 15 years ago that excluded veterans serving on ships off the coast of Vietnam – known as “blue water Navy veterans” – from being included in a class of former service (...)
This is a common question we hear from our disabled veterans in regards to their VA disability payments. Veterans are concerned that upon their passing, their benefits will cease to exist and will not transfer on to their spouse. While it is true that most disability benefits will cease upon the veteran’s death, there are circumstances which permit the surviving spouse to continue to receive the veteran’s disability payments. One of the benefits available to the veteran’s (...)