Chad Burkitt


Chad Burkitt is an Army veteran and the deputy director of Minnesota’s Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement. Burkitt works on retirement law and policy affecting Minnesotans, including disability benefits and retirement benefits for military and government employees. Burkitt enlisted in the Army and served two tours of duty in Afghanistan before separating. He used his Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to earn a political science degree from the University of Minnesota, before pursuing his master’s degree at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Now Burkitt lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with his wife, their two kids and a fluffy, perpetually shedding dog.

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Burn Pits and VA Disability

Updated: February 28, 2024

Editor’s Note: In a June 6, 2022 email to veterans, the VA said it would begin contacting National Guard and reserve service members to schedule their part 2 Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry exam. The VA said active-duty and activated National Guard and reserve service members must reach out to their military treatment […]

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Can a Veteran Legally Work With A 100% Military Disability Rating?

Can I Work With a 100% Military Disability Rating?

Updated: December 24, 2022

Can you work with a 100% military disability rating? What are the implications? The answers may surprise you, in part because of some misconceptions about how the Department of Veterans Affairs applies the term “disability” to its ratings. Quick Answer: A veteran can generally still work while receiving VA disability, but not always. What Is […]

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