When it comes to veteran disabilities, tinnitus comes in at number one. Over 150,000 veterans were diagnosed with tinnitus in 2015, and nearly 1.5 million veterans are currently receiving disability benefits for it.
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John provide expertise and assistance to world renowned neuro-radiologist Dr. Bash in the performance of conducting independent medical opinions to support veterans' disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Benefit of the Doubt Rule When it comes to the Benefit of the Doubt doctrine, the statute is 38 USC § 5107(b). That statute says: ?The [VA] shall consider all information and lay and medical evidence of record in a case before the [VA] with respect to benefits under laws administered by the [VA]. When there is anapproximate balance of positive and negative evidence regarding any issue material to the determination of a matter, the [VA] shall give the benefit of the doubt to the claimant.
VA disability claims for noise-related hearing loss or tinnitus, there are certain things you’ll want to do to help your case: Provide detailed statements that explain the noise exposure you experienced during your military service. Cite the sources of the noise such as the machinery you used or the environment you worked in. Cite the duration of the exposure, and explain the type of hearing protection available for use (including no protection).
VA disability claims for noise-related hearing loss or tinnitus, there are certain things you’ll want to do to help your case:
Excellent article regarding the often asked question about Unemployability (TDIU, IU) and “Substantially Gainful Activity” from Chris Attig - Veterans Law Blog
Legion claims specialist tells House subcommittee that veterans who appeal their benefits claims often wait years for final decisions.
Quote "While VA has published accuracy rates above 90 percent for claims processing, the Government Accountability Office reported last November that the Veterans Benefits Administration “does not follow accepted statistical practices and thus generates imprecise accuracy data.”"
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