Elyse Futhey is a freelance editor at Nolo. She holds a J.D. from Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University. Elyse has experience writing briefs to Administrative Law Judges on behalf of clients applying for Social Security disability benefits.
Articles By Elyse Futhey
Thousands of service members returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI). So many, in fact, that TBI is called the “signature injury” of these wars.
You may want to request a correction in your military record or a change in the character of your military discharge.
Injuries that result from accidents while you're on active duty can qualify you for disability compensation.
Whether you will be found unfit with or without benefits depends on how your injury your occurred, your disability rating, and your years of service.
You have the right to your claims file, medical records, personnel records, incident reports, and toxic exposure reports. Here's how to get them.
Having an independent medical opinion from a non-VA doctor can help your PTSD claim for VA disability benefits.
Hearing loss and tinnitus are common among veterans. Here's how the VA tests and rates vision and hearing loss caused by service.
If you're incarcerated, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will sometimes reduce or terminate your disability benefits.
While same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, domestic partnerships and civil unions vary by state.