New York VA Audit Shows 30% Veterans’ Claims Improperly Evaluated

July 02, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

New York, NY – A New York VA audit revealed the New York VA Regional Office failed to properly evaluate 30 percent of disability claims in the sample. Half of those claims improperly evaluated had … [Read more...]

VA Voc Rehab FAQs Sheet Deceives TDIU Disabled Veterans

June 19, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

On Monday, we touched base on a felonious Voc Rehab FAQs sheet the agency passes out to veterans seeking information on VA Vocational Rehabilitation. At the time of the publication of the Voc Rehab … [Read more...]

The Questionable VA Voc Rehab FAQs Sheet

June 16, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

I recently snagged this VA Voc Rehab FAQs sheet from the local VA Vocational Rehabilitation office here in St. Paul that is chalk full of questionable claims and legal angling - one of which is … [Read more...]

The Lifetime Benefits of the Medal of Honor

May 20, 2014 | Terry Howell
Dept. of Navy Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama will award Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony on June 19. LCpl Carpenter is receiving the award for his heroic actions while on guard … [Read more...]

What Do Medal of Honor Recipients Get?

April 16, 2014 | Terry Howell
Army Medal of Honor

On May 13, 2014, President Barack Obama will award Kyle J. White, a former active duty Army Sergeant, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry.  Sergeant White will receive the Medal of Honor for … [Read more...]

Sleep Apnea Boom Splits Vet Community

February 25, 2014 | Tom Philpott

Philpott’s Forum presents opinions, insights and, on occasion, answers questions from readers of Tom Philpott’s Military Update news column.  Below readers react to a recent column on an … [Read more...]

Benefit Spotlight: Special Monthly Compensation

January 21, 2014 | Terry Howell

Special Monthly Compensation is a cash compensation  (paid in addition to the regular Disability Compensation) to a veteran who, as a result of military service, incurred the loss or loss of use of … [Read more...]

Congress Weighs Painful New Budget Cut Options

November 16, 2013 | Terry Howell

According to a report by Tom Philpott, the Congressional Budget Office recently laid out over 100 budget cutting options to help curb federal spending. While most of the options do not directly … [Read more...]

Congress’ Ten Burning Issues

August 30, 2013 | Terry Howell

The following post was provided by the Military Officer's Association of America: Ten Burning Issues As August comes to an end and Labor Day quickly approaches, Congress will return to several … [Read more...]

Debunking the Claims of Skyrocketing Personnel Costs

August 16, 2013 | Terry Howell

The following video features Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, USN (Ret), President of the  Military Officers Association of America, debunking the false claims that the costs of military personnel and health … [Read more...]

Fully Developed Claims Help Reduce VA Backlog

August 01, 2013 | Terry Howell

Source: The American Legion - Teams of experts from The American Legion’s national staff have been working with several Department of Veterans Affairs regional offices (VAROs) since last … [Read more...]

Legion to Hold VA Claims Fair in DC

February 19, 2013 | Terry Howell

Source: The American Legion  - On Feb. 21, The American Legion will host its first Veterans Benefits Claims Fair at the Washington Hilton Hotel from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., where Legion accredited … [Read more...]