Claims for VA Benefits for Mental Disorders (VSO)

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Description

Many veterans bear not just physical scars as a result of their service to our country, but mental scars as well. Sadly, many of these veterans are not receiving the VA benefits to which they are entitled. Due to the large number of psychiatric disability claims filed every year, this area of veterans law is constantly evolving. It is essential that advocates stay up-to-date on developments in this area of the law. This webinar will address a variety of issues that commonly arise in mental disability claims, and provide advocates with advice on how to establish service connection and obtain the highest possible disability rating.

This 90-minute webinar will cover:

• An overview of the rules for establishing service connection for psychiatric conditions, including special rules for posttraumatic stress disorder
• Special considerations for rating mental disorders
• Secondary service connection for mental disorders caused or aggravated by service-connected physical disabilities, and vice versa
• Service connection and rating issues that arise when when drug and alcohol use is involved
• Recent developments in the law, including how the VA should consider suicidal ideation when evaluating a mental condition
• Total disability ratings based on individual unemployabiility (TDIU) for service-connected mental disorders
• Advocacy strategies for working with veterans who have psychiatric conditions, including how to develop evidence and make the strongest possible arguments in support of their claims.

This webinar will be presented by Alexis M. Ivory, Esq., Staff Attorney in NVLSP’s Training Department and Lawyers Serving Warriors program.

Presenter: Alexis Ivory

Length: 85 minutes

Recorded: April 24, 2018

$45.00

Webinar Description:

Many veterans bear not just physical scars as a result of their service to our country, but mental scars as well. Sadly, many of these veterans are not receiving the VA benefits to which they are entitled. Due to the large number of psychiatric disability claims filed every year, this area of veterans law is constantly evolving. It is essential that advocates stay up-to-date on developments in this area of the law. This webinar will address a variety of issues that commonly arise in mental disability claims, and provide advocates with advice on how to establish service connection and obtain the highest possible disability rating.

This 90-minute webinar will cover:

• An overview of the rules for establishing service connection for psychiatric conditions, including special rules for posttraumatic stress disorder
• Special considerations for rating mental disorders
• Secondary service connection for mental disorders caused or aggravated by service-connected physical disabilities, and vice versa
• Service connection and rating issues that arise when when drug and alcohol use is involved
• Recent developments in the law, including how the VA should consider suicidal ideation when evaluating a mental condition
• Total disability ratings based on individual unemployabiility (TDIU) for service-connected mental disorders
• Advocacy strategies for working with veterans who have psychiatric conditions, including how to develop evidence and make the strongest possible arguments in support of their claims.

This webinar will be presented by Alexis M. Ivory, Esq., Staff Attorney in NVLSP’s Training Department and Lawyers Serving Warriors program.