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VA sees leadership changes, Georgia senator optimistic

The White House announced that its new nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs would be Robert Wilkie. Wilkie has been the acting VA Secretary since the firing of David Shulkin several weeks ago and the failed nomination of the president's personal physician Ronny Jackson, who dropped out of the running amid allegations of misconduct. Sen. Johnny Isakson, chair of Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - and a Republican from Georgia - praised the nomination.

Georgia 'Blue Water' vets may soon qualify for benefits

It has been a long time coming, but "Blue Water" veterans may soon be able to receive benefits for illness or disability that they incurred due to Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam era. Although it took months of negotiations with their counterparts in the Senate, members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee voted unanimously on May 8 to forward a bill to the full House that will make as many as 90,000 sea veterans who are suffering Agent Orange-related ailments eligible for benefits. The Department of Veterans Affairs benefits could include both disability pay and health care for service-connected disability claims.

We fight alongside Veterans in Georgia

United States service personnel stand between the nation and chaos. These brave men and women face danger, hardship and, in many cases, poverty. One thing that goes some way in making up for a challenging military existence are the benefits offered by the Veterans' Administration.

An experienced lawyer can make a difference for SSDI claimants

At a time when a lot of media attention has been focused on the lengthy wait times that Social Security Disability claimants are experiencing in Georgia and across the country, it is not surprising that many applicants may be wondering what they can do. The answer is, at the moment, there is not much that a claimant can do to speed up the SSD benefits process. But the assistance of a seasoned lawyer can help to prevent further delays.

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