Episode 43: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Claims
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to brain dysfunction caused by an outside force, usually a violent blow to the head. TBIs are becoming increasingly common among military servicemembers and veterans as they experience traumatic events such as IED blasts, gunshot wounds, car accidents, and more.
Importantly, veterans can receive VA disability benefits for TBIs that are due to their time in service. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, symptoms manifest cognitively, physically, behaviorally/emotionally, or subjectively. VA initially diagnoses TBIs as mild, moderate, or severe and then assigns a disability rating based on the existing residuals of the injury. This episode discusses this topic in further detail, outlining the ways in which veterans can become service-connected for TBIs and establish the highest disability rating possible.
- VA Disability Ratings for Spinal Stenosis
- VA Disability Ratings for Cataracts
- Can You Have VA Disability Appeals in Both the Legacy and Appeals Reform Systems?
- How Long VA Appeals Process Can Take – Average Appeal Times for Disability Claims
- How Does VA Calculate My VA Disability Rating?
- Are There Retroactive Awards for Veterans Disability Claims?
- What Is an Extraschedular VA Disability Rating?
- Does RAMP Change the Process for Filing an Initial Disability Claim With VA?
- What Are the Current VA Disability Compensation Rates for 2019?
- Can VA Take Away Your Disability Rating?
- 100% VA Disability and Working
- VA Rating Reductions
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Claims at the VA – Video
- Social Security Disability (SSDI) vs. VA Disability Compensation – Video
- How To Get A 100% VA Disability Rating
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