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Daniel G Krasnegor

Charlottesville Military Law Attorney.

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  1. My father james william Mosteller Died of AO Agent Orange I believe he has a claim befor he died. how can find out?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Patrick Nelson Leduc
    2. Daniel G Krasnegor
    2 lawyer answers

    If you're talking about a claim for VA benefits, you can start by telephoning the VA at 1-800-827-1000. It will be helpful if you know your fathers VA claim number (if his first VA claim was filed in the last 15 years or so, the claim number will be his Social Security number). You can also try to get a free representative from the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion or other service organiztion. If you call the toll-free number, they should be able to put you in touch with a...

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  2. Is there a compensable connection between DMII and hypertension? Receiving 20% for Agent Orange connected DMII.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Daniel G Krasnegor
    2. Clifford Michael Farrell
    2 lawyer answers

    Another thing you may wish to address is whether or not you have "ischemic heart disease" and if your hypertension is related to that condition. Recent changes in VA regulations have added ischemic heart disease (including actue, subacute, and old myocardial infarctions; artherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (including coronary spasm) and coronary bypass surgery; and stable, unstable and Prinzmetal's angina) to the list of conditions that are presumptively service connected if a veteran...

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  3. Are veterans benefits available for my 86 year old father for aid and assistance? He recently had a stroke ...

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    2. John F. Brennan
    3. Daniel G Krasnegor
    3 lawyer answers

    There are two different kinds of "aid and attendence" benefits. One type, called a pension, is available only to veterans who served during a period of war, and whose family income is below a certain amount (for a married veteran in need of aid and attendance, income (less out of pocket medical expenses) must be below $24,239 annually. If income is below that level, the total pension benefit is reduced dollar-for-dollar by the amount of income. The other type of aid and attendance is for a...

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  4. My father was in vietnam war, honorable discharge, can I draw money off of him?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Daniel G Krasnegor
    1 lawyer answer

    Generally, death benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs are available to only a veteran's widow, and not his children. There is an exception available for children of a veteran who became permanently unable to work before the age of 18 and who are unmarried. If you don't fit into this category, however, you are not going to qualify for any VA benefits.

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  5. My father was recently approved for Full Veterans disability, due to Parkinsons, they paid 100% disability back to 2001

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Daniel G Krasnegor
    1 lawyer answer

    The short answer is you get what you get in this situation. When a veteran is denied service connetion and then files to reopen a claim, the law, as well as VA regulation, says that the effective date is the date of the reopened claim, and not the original claim date or the date of the diagnosis. So, if your father's original claim was denied, and he asked for his claim to be reopened, the benefits cannot be granted prior to the date of the last denial. There is a rare exception to...

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  6. My husbqnd is a veteran who was wounded in Iraq he filed his disabilty claim 2 years ago with still no decision.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    2. Daniel G Krasnegor
    3. Clifford Michael Farrell
    3 lawyer answers

    A few thoughts: 1. Make sure that VA actually received your claim. If you sent it on your own, have you been receiving any corresondence that indicates VA received it? If you were working with a service officer, get in touch and find out from them if they know what's going on; 2. Call the VA toll-free number 1-800-827-1000 and ask for the status; 3. Find out if VA is waiting for something from you before they take the next step. Faiulre to act can contribute substantially to a...

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  7. Can a Non-Accredited Rep give suggestions re: eligibility of VA Aid & Attendance Benefits based on Accredited Agent's advice?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Clifford Michael Farrell
    2. Daniel G Krasnegor
    2 lawyer answers

    At a minimum, you cannot receive a fee if you are not accredited.

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  8. Can I go from non service connected Pension to service connected Disability?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Daniel G Krasnegor
    2. Tonald Edmund Spinks
    3. Deanne L. Bonner Simpson
    4. Clifford Michael Farrell
    4 lawyer answers

    The laws and regulations that VA must follow are different for service connection than they are for pension. For most situations, you can be granted service-connected compensation for the same conditions that have resulted in you receiving pension, however, there must be evidence (usually from a doctor) showing that the currently diagnosed conditions began during active-duty service, began before service but were aggravated in service, or began after service, but were caused by an in-service...

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  9. I have a friend who was raped in the military back in 1981.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Daniel G Krasnegor
    2. Chuck R. Pardue
    2 lawyer answers

    Your friend may wish to apply for service connection for PTSD. There are special rules that make it easier for victims of assault to prove that the incident occurred, even if there was no investigation or documentation in her service personnel or medical records. For instance, a veteran can corroborate the occurrance of hte stressor by using statements from friends, relatives, pastors or others who she confided in at the time of the event. Other evidence VA can accept includes evidence of...

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  10. Military disability Question. My wife has been awaiting an appeal of her PTSD claim.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Daniel G Krasnegor
    2. Chuck R. Pardue
    2 lawyer answers

    If your concern is winning the PTSD claim, you should make sure that your VA Regional Office has been provided (1) a medical diagnosis from a psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker or counselor; (2) that the diagnosis relates the PTSD to an event in service; and (3) if the in-service event (called a "stressor") is not combat related, that there is some evidence other than your wife's report, that the event actually occurred, such as military records or statements from others who witnessed...

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