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News: Unemployment Rate Among Vets Continues to Decrease

News: Unemployment Rate Among Vets Continues to Decrease

News: Unemployment Rate Among Vets Continues to Decrease The unemployment rate among Vets continues to decrease for the second month, as the United States is still facing an uphill battle with COVID-19. Based on data presented by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the...

The ‘Forgotten’ War: 70th Anniversary of the Korean War

The ‘Forgotten’ War: 70th Anniversary of the Korean War

The 'Forgotten' War: 70th Anniversary of the Korean War When North Korean forces crossed the 38th Parallel, invading South Korea, it marked the beginning of the Korean War. This tactic caught the United States forces off guard, and allowed North Korea to strategically...

White House Unveils Plan for Veterans Suicide Prevention!

White House Unveils Plan for Veterans Suicide Prevention!

White House Unveils Plan for Veterans Suicide Prevention! On Wednesday, President Donald Trump unveiled a new plan that will aid in the prevention of suicide among United States Veterans, a group that President Trump labeled our "most treasured heroes". The...

VA Expanding Telehealth For Veterans With Cancer!

VA Expanding Telehealth For Veterans With Cancer!

VA Expanding Telehealth For Veterans With Cancer! The Department of Veterans Affairs is using a $4.5M grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation in an effort to help and expand their telehealth abilities, which in turn would give more Veterans suffering from...

Lawmakers Propose Bill to Help Homeless Veterans!

Lawmakers Propose Bill to Help Homeless Veterans!

Lawmakers Propose Bill to Help Homeless Veterans! As COVID-19 continues to linger all across the U.S., many of the advocates for veterans have made sure to note that the unfortunate economic tailspin that we're facing will most likely lead to an influx in homeless...

NEWS: Cost-of-Living Boost Passes House!

NEWS: Cost-of-Living Boost Passes House!

NEWS: Cost-of-Living Boost Passes House! Earlier today, House lawmakers successfully passed new legislation that would help to ensure a cost-of-living boost in the new year, as long as Social Security officials approve it for their recipients. This legislation, in...

Toxic Firefighting Foam & the U.S. Military: What We Know!

Toxic Firefighting Foam & the U.S. Military: What We Know!

Toxic Firefighting Foam & the U.S. Military: What We Know! If you, or someone you love, has developed cancer after being exposed to toxic firefighting foam, please call us right away! It's the 1960s, and researchers for the U.S. Navy began testing a new form of...

Veterans, Mental Health, and Dealing with PTSD!

Veterans, Mental Health, and Dealing with PTSD!

Veterans, Mental Health, and Dealing With PTSD! As many people know, May in the United States is Mental Health Awareness Month. When it comes to Veterans, those who've dedicated the majority of their lives to protecting us, it's important that we understand how their...

NEWS: Hundreds of Unsealed Documents in Earplug Lawsuit!

NEWS: Hundreds of Unsealed Documents in Earplug Lawsuit!

If you, or someone you love, have suffered debilitating symptoms due to faulty 3M Combat Arms Dual Sided Earplugs, contact MRSB today! New Documents Unsealed in Earplugs Case Last week, hundreds of pages of documents in a class-action lawsuit against 3M were unsealed...

Burn Pit Registry Veterans May Be at Risk For Virus!

Burn Pit Registry Veterans May Be at Risk For Virus!

Vets on Burn Pit Registry May Be At Risk For Virus! This week, many Veterans advocates and lawmakers have been placing pressure on the Department of Veterans Affairs, in an effort to make sure that any Veterans who were exposed to burn pits in Iraq or Afghanistan are...

NEWS: Medical Reimbursement for Millions of Vets!

NEWS: Medical Reimbursement for Millions of Vets!

Medical Reimbursement for Millions of Vets! Be on the lookout, as medical reimbursement for millions of Vets is on the way! The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that over one million veterans should be prepared to receive instructions from the VA on how to see...

TDIU: A Closer Look!

TDIU: A Closer Look!

TDIU: Total Disability Individual Unemployability A veteran may possibly be entitled to compensation at the 100%-disability rating if they can properly establish that service-related harm done to their body disallows him/her the chance to obtain, and maintain, gainful...

Congressional Pressure on K2 Contamination!

Congressional Pressure on K2 Contamination!

Congressional Pressure on K2 Contamination! From 2001 to 2005, over 7,000 American military personnel were stationed and working at Karshi-Khanabad Air Base in Uzbekistan. This base, more commonly known as K2, is now the subject of growing concern from lawmakers, who...

GI Bill & Online Courses: Are Student Veterans Protected?

GI Bill & Online Courses: Are Student Veterans Protected?

GI Bill & Online Courses: Are Student Veterans Protected? With COVID-19 forcing virtually all Americans indoors for the foreseeable future, many student veterans are now being forced to take their courses online. While that seems like an easy enough task with the...

COVID-19: Is The VA Doing Enough?

COVID-19: Is The VA Doing Enough?

COVID-19: Is The VA Doing Enough? This week, the Department of Veteran's Affairs has confirmed that they've seen their first death due to COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus. The patient, in his 70's, passed away in Portland, Oregon said the VA, before...

Virginia, Veterans, and CTE: What You Need to Know!

Virginia, Veterans, and CTE: What You Need to Know!

Virginia, Veterans, and CTE: What You Need to Know! Speaking Out About CTE Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found which can be found within people who have a history of repetitive brain trauma (often athletes),...

PREPARING FOR A VA COMPENSATION AND PENSION EXAM

PREPARING FOR A VA COMPENSATION AND PENSION EXAM

Many veterans seeking compensation and pension benefits must attend a medical examination before the decision on their claim is finalized. Though C&P exams are individualized based on the claimant’s condition and the benefits sought, there are several things that...

OVERLAP EXISTS BETWEEN PTSD AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SYMPTOMS

OVERLAP EXISTS BETWEEN PTSD AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SYMPTOMS

Over the past several years, much media attention has been devoted to post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSDs) and the effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Laypeople see these conditions as distinct, and even medical practitioners associate TBI symptoms with...

BONE CEMENT FAILURES IN KNEE REPLACEMENTS COULD HARM VETERANS

BONE CEMENT FAILURES IN KNEE REPLACEMENTS COULD HARM VETERANS

Hard physical work performed by members of our armed forces can take a serious toll on their knees. Whether directly attributable to their military duties or not, many veterans wind up requiring single or double knee replacements to relieve pain and restore mobility....

HUNDREDS OF VETERANS FILE CLAIMS OVER DEFECTIVE COMBAT EARPLUGS

HUNDREDS OF VETERANS FILE CLAIMS OVER DEFECTIVE COMBAT EARPLUGS

Combat earplugs are supposed to minimize the effects of dangerously loud conditions while allowing military personnel to communicate effectively. To perform this function in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Defense Logistics Agency purchased Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2...

MAY 10 IS NATIONAL MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY

MAY 10 IS NATIONAL MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY

No matter what branch of the service they’re in or what their particular duty might be, military personnel understand the sacrifices made by their wives and husbands. Often overlooked by others, these spouses handle their responsibilities with extraordinary strength...

INJURED VETERANS SEEK RELIEF FOR BURN PIT EXPOSURE

INJURED VETERANS SEEK RELIEF FOR BURN PIT EXPOSURE

During the American military engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq, pits of burning trash have been common sights near bases and other installations. With little ability to cart garbage away, everyday refuse and large items, such as vehicles, wound up in these “burn...

HOW DO YOU QUALIFY FOR VETERANS DISABILITY BENEFITS?

HOW DO YOU QUALIFY FOR VETERANS DISABILITY BENEFITS?

When you put your life on the line to defend the United States, you deserve to be taken care of by your country. If you served in the military, have a disability rating for a condition connected to your service, and have a current illness or injury either caused or...

VA DISABILITY ISSUES FOR VETERANS IN NEED OF KNEE REPLACEMENTS

VA DISABILITY ISSUES FOR VETERANS IN NEED OF KNEE REPLACEMENTS

Military service makes many demands on those who are willing to sacrifice for our country. But the service is downright brutal on service members’ joints. In 2011, Stripes reported that military deployment puts troops at risk of osteoarthritis at a higher rate and at...

FOUR THEORIES ABOUT THE HIGH RATE OF VETERAN SUICIDES

FOUR THEORIES ABOUT THE HIGH RATE OF VETERAN SUICIDES

Writing recently in The Washington Post, military author Thomas E. Ricks attempted to answer why so many veterans continue to take their own lives at a higher rate than their civilian counterparts. Relating several anecdotes about military acquaintances who committed...

PROMINENT VETERANS’ BENEFITS LAWYER PENS MILITARY COURT THRILLER

PROMINENT VETERANS’ BENEFITS LAWYER PENS MILITARY COURT THRILLER

Prominent attorney Don Marcari, whose first case as a JAG lawyer inspired the film A Few Good Men, recently published a suspense novel about a Navy court-martial, based on an actual case. Reader reviews on Amazon for Conduct Unbecoming are so far unanimous in their...

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