What are VA Disability Benefits?

VA disability benefits are a monthly tax-free payment to veterans. They are paid to veterans who are determined by the VA to be disabled by an injury or illness that was incurred or aggravated during active military service. Veterans disability benefits are available for physical conditions, like a chronic illness or injury, and mental health  … Read more

Most Common VA Disabilities

Veterans often experience certain medical conditions as a result of military service that can cause permanent physical or mental health conditions. Many of these conditions qualify for VA disability pay under Veteran Benefits law. VA disability compensation offers a monthly tax-free payment to veterans who got sick or injured while serving in the military. Veterans  … Read more

What is VA Disability Back Pay?

VA disability back pay is the money owed to a veteran from the effective date of their claim to the date they were granted benefits.  The VA uses the term retroactive benefits for back pay. It is a lump sum payment for benefits covering the period from the effective date of the claim until the  … Read more

Is Bladder Cancer a VA Disability?

Bladder cancer is a condition affecting many US veterans. Even though bladder cancer is not included on the list of presumptive disorders, veterans can still win claims for bladder cancer based on Agent Orange and herbicides. Just because a condition isn’t presumptive does not mean that it is impossible to show it was connected to  … Read more

If my job fires me because I was hurt at work, can I get TTD (temporary total disability)?

Can you be fired while on workers’ comp in Georgia? Although an employer in Georgia cannot fire you for filing a workers’ comp claim, they can fire you for any other reason while you are receiving workers’ comp benefits. That said, proving you were fired because of your workplace injury can be difficult, as many  … Read more

Does my sprain or strain entitle me to workers’ compensation benefits?

You are entitled to workers comp for a sprained ankle and other sprains involving a ligament and muscle strains. There are many types of workplace injuries, here we discuss strains and sprains which, while similar in nature, are two very different conditions. They can occur independently of one another or concurrently and are a valid  … Read more

What will the taxes be on my workers’ comp benefits or settlement?

Wondering what the taxes will be on your workers’ comp benefits? For most people the answer is none. Workers’ compensation payments are generally tax-free for the entire time that you receive them. Per IRS Publication 525, Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits in Georgia are not subject to income tax.  Neither are Temporary Partial Disability (TPD)  … Read more

Should I talk to a lawyer before taking an insurance adjuster’s settlement offer?

If you’ve been hurt at work and the insurance adjuster has offered you a workers comp settlement you should talk to a lawyer before accepting it. Why you should talk to an attorney The insurer has access to innumerable amounts of data on accidents similar to yours; it has lawyers and experienced adjusters; it can  … Read more