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Blue Water Navy Vietnam Bill (H.R. 299) – What is it?

November 08, 2018 Author: Heidi Hrabcak

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 (...)

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Will my VA disability payments pass to my spouse upon my death?

October 31, 2018 Author: Heidi Hrabcak

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 (...)

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How to Expedite your VA Disability Claim

August 30, 2018 Author: Heidi Hrabcak

As veterans know, the VA disability claim process can be lengthy and frustrating. It often takes multiple years to obtain a decision on disability benefits. The average VA claim may take anywhere from 2 to 5 years. However, there are instances where the VA will expedite a claim. The three allowable reasons to expedite a claim are as follows: 1. AGE OF THE VETERAN Depending upon where your claim is pending, the age requirement is different. If you are filing an initial claim or have a claim (...)

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Lawyers for American Vets Participate in the Westerville 4th of July Parade

July 12, 2018 Author: Heidi Hrabcak

We were honored to particpate in the Westerville 4th of July Parade to pay tribute to our centeral Ohio veterans and bring awareness to the types of services we provide.   Thank you to our servicemen and women for their sacrifice that allows us to celebrate our freedom. Visit our page for more information on our community involvement, future developments, and futher discussions on VA topics.

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