Meet The Bureaucratic Roadblock Behind New Restrictive Painkiller Rules At VA Clinics

February 21, 2015 | Benjamin Krause

New federal rules governing narcotic painkiller prescriptions have taken a toll on countless thousands of veterans relying on them to treat pain from missing limbs and other conditions. Over the … [Read more...]

VA Makes Changes To Beneficiary Travel Pay

February 13, 2015 | Benjamin Krause

The Veterans Benefits Administration is making changes to its Beneficiary Travel Pay program policies within VA Vocational Rehabilitation (VR&E) governed by M28R VR&E Manual due to pay out … [Read more...]

VA Regional Counsel Tip – All Claimants Must Sign On The Line

January 30, 2015 | Benjamin Krause

I talked with a VA Region Counsel attorney about the steps they prefer when a claimant submits an SF-95 tort claim. Here is what he said to make sure you get it right. When it comes to filing an … [Read more...]

Individual Unemployability Myth Destroyed – Vets Can Use Voc Rehab With 100% TDIU

January 22, 2015 | Benjamin Krause

One veteran wrote in this week after being misinformed via an Individual Unemployability (TDIU) myth from a VA Voc Rehab counselor that TDIU veterans couldn’t use Voc Rehab wondering if the claim … [Read more...]

ANECDOTE ALLEY – Do Veterans Read VA Claims Denials?

January 09, 2015 | Benjamin Krause

Like some veterans, I did not read my VA claims denials for the first seven years I fought against erroneous VA claims denials. This anecdote is my own and an embarrassing confession as to how long … [Read more...]

Recap of 2014 Military and Veteran Legislation

December 26, 2014 | Terry Howell

Posted by The Military Officer Association of America As most regular readers of our MOAA Career Networking Group's weekly career building content are aware, we are first and foremost a … [Read more...]

VA Records Request Fees Demystified

December 12, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

Lately, a ton of veterans have been writing in with problems requesting VA records from the Department of Veterans Affairs with a FOIA or Privacy Act request. VA has been trying to charge for things … [Read more...]

Why Is Voc Rehab Blocking Veteran Entrepreneurship?

December 05, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

Voc Rehab has amazing resources available to veterans where self-employment is a feasible goal, but rumors are circling the nation that the program is discouraging entrepreneurship. Counselors are … [Read more...]

Voc Rehab Uncorked – Abused Veterans Turn To Social Media

November 14, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

VA Secretary McDonald and Under Secretary Hickey better listen up to the voices of abused veterans getting hammered by unethical VA Voc Rehab Counselors nationwide. “Where do they find these people … [Read more...]

VR&E – What Happens When Your VA Disability Goes Up?

November 08, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

Veterans wrote in yesterday with questions about VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment to find out what happens when your VA disability rating increases. The answer really depends on the … [Read more...]

3 Keys to Preparing for a Voc Rehab Meeting (Or Any VA Meeting)

October 24, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

There are three key down and dirty elements that you need to prepare before you attend a first meeting Voc Rehab meeting with your Voc Rehab Counselor that we will cover here. Do you know what they … [Read more...]

Top 4 Strategies When Your Voc Rehab Counselor Will Not Pay Tuition

October 17, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

Disabled veterans have long been plagued with one unresponsive Voc Rehab Counselor after another without much room for recourse or means to encourage timely communications to pay things like tuition. … [Read more...]