June 2015

Caregiver Program for Post-9/11 Veterans

A caregiver helping a veteran

The VA recognizes that family caregivers provide crucial support in caring for our veterans; they help by allowing the veteran to stay in the homes and communities they once fought for which has been shown to enhance their overall health and wellbeing. Under the “Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010,” seriously injured…

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Social Security Disability

Sad woman looking out of window

Oftentimes, Social Security and even some adjudicators fail to understand the severity of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), making it even more difficult for individuals who suffer from the disorder to obtain benefits they desperately need and deserve. Even some health care providers are skeptical about the diagnosis with the notion that CFS is a psychogenic illness or…

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