Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Claims at the VA


Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Claims at the VA

1:07 What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)? Is it the same as a concussion?
2:00 Common causes of TBI in military service
2:41 How are Traumatic Brain Injuries diagnosed? (recovery time, initial severity)
5:02 Filing a VA disability claim for TBI or TBI residuals
7:33 Evidence for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Claims
9:11 How does the VA rate TBIs?
10:36 Common errors VA makes with TBI claims
11:54 TBI symptoms that overlap with other conditions (How to avoid “pyramiding”)
15:24 Secondary Service Connection & Aggravation with a service-connected TBI
17:39 Other VA benefits for veterans with TBIs
Special Monthly Compensation L (SMC(l)) with aid & attendance,
Special Monthly Compensation T (SMC(t)) with professional aid & attendance specifically for TBI care,
and Total Disability for Individual Unemployability (TDIU)
20:49 VA Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Presumptions (presumptive conditions associated with TBI)
21:52 Final Thoughts

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10 thoughts on “Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Claims at the VA”

  1. gil ortega says:

    I filed for and increase for my TBI at 40% due to more constant migraines, forgetting things more often and I'm mixing words or just speak either too fast/slow so is harder to understand me.
    now the Neurologies i saw wrote in her report " the TBI diagnosis was in error and that i had no signs of TBI. 1st can they take away my current rateting? can I ask for a redo with a different Dr? or should i just open a new claim?
    thank you

  2. Max Garcia / Life Coach 8 says:

    This is sooo helpful since the VA is already reevaluating my PTSD and TBI just 1 year after retiring from the Corps. Thank you!

  3. TomMarineVet says:

    Had auto accident 45 years ago in service….VA denied claim 2008…I opened the claim and now going to c&p for TBI….How can they even rate mild TBI that happened 45 years this a joke on the veterans?….I had dizziness and headaches since then subjective but in my service records that VA hide from me for 31 years…

  4. dan hoy says:

    In iraq the PA said you have a tbi… that was it lol. Now, 13 years later I suffer from memory loss, mood changes and so on. I have been treated for PTSD. How does the VA determine the difference, and how is it evaluated years later? Thanks!

  5. R1_Rebe1 says:

    When I had my “tbi” it felt like my body hit the reset button. My vision went blank for 5 min. I couldn’t breath, and I couldn’t move my body for a few minutes.

  6. Reinaldo Rodriguez says:

    I am service connected for migraine headaches, and had a brain tumor removed 2 years after leaving the service. Could I get a secondary service connection for the brain tumor? Memory loss and mood changes?

  7. Tanner Johnson says:

    How much evidence is needed? I have my medical paperwork showing my initial injury, but nothing after that. I did not realize the injuries/symptoms for many years. So my claim only has my original injury paperwork.

  8. James Valentine says:

    I believe that the VA can rate a TBI claim w/o any treatment while in the Military. So there's situations that the VET will have nothing but the SIGACT while in service and the Residuals.

  9. Fait Accompli says:

    Very helpful. Thank you for this video

  10. Ricardo Johnson says:

    Good afternoon. I’ve submitted my BVA decision letter for review last Sunday pertaining to this topic. I’m looking forward to hearing back and receiving feedback on my evidence to see how I can proceed forward. Thanks in advance.

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