Pain is how your nervous system tells you something is wrong. But chronic pain takes a toll on people physically and mentally, affecting their quality of life and, sometimes, their ability to work. The VA must provide disability benefits for chronic pain and chronic pain syndrome related to military service.
Accredited VA Disability Attorney, Lori Underwood explains how the the VA rates for different types of chronic pain.
Table of contents
00:24 What is chronic pain?
00:36 What causes chronic pain in veterans?
01:29 Prove direct service connection for chronic pain
01:49 Service connection through aggravation for chronic pain
03:00 Chronic pain diagnosed after service
03:56 Gulf War veterans with chronic pain
04:19 How does the VA rate chronic pain?
05:00 Employment difficulties with chronic pain
05:53 Medication side effects and VA disability
06:48 How hiring an attorney can help
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RESOURCES for more information on chronic pain VA claims:
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Filing a VA Claim for a Condition Aggravated by Military Service:
How to Prove Direct Service Connection in VA Compensation Cases:
How to claim secondary service connection for a VA disability
VA Disability Nexus Letter
MUCMI and Chronic Multisymptom Illnesses in Gulf War Vets:
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