President, Republicans Eye $23 Billion Benefits Cut

July 18, 2011 | Benjamin Krause

Last week, the Congressional Republicans and President Obama warned that if a new debt ceiling is not reached, veterans’ pay and Social Security pay would be threatened. In addition, President Obama … [Read more...]

Top Ways Voc Rehab Misleads Vets

July 09, 2011 | Benjamin Krause

Kick it into gear before your first Voc Rehab meeting. I wrote an Op Ed on this subject over a year ago called “The Lies They Tell.” After a few VA employees threatened to close their accounts, … [Read more...]

Regional Office Roundup: The Facts

July 07, 2011 | Benjamin Krause

Veterans who filed disability claims through Chicago, New Orleans or Reno need to listen up. There are systemic errors in the majority of TBI and Temporary 100% Disability claims that could be costing … [Read more...]

VA Home Loan Limits as High as $1M

June 29, 2011 | Terry Howell

Most veterans are aware that they have access to the VA Home Loan program. The program is one of the greatest benefits of serving because it enables vets to purchase a home with little-to-no money … [Read more...]

Home Owners Association Gets Ugly With Disabled Vet

June 25, 2011 | Benjamin Krause

Construction of a home for veteran Sean Gittens was blocked this Friday, in Evans, Georgia. The organization Homes for our Troops was unable to proceed with its plans because of a conflict with Knob … [Read more...]

2012 Defense Act – Pay Increase, Changes to Special Pay and TRICARE

June 20, 2011 | Terry Howell

The Senate Armed Services Committee has completed their mark-up of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (HR 1540). The committee approved the marked-up bill unanimously on Thursday, June 16, … [Read more...]

Over 1000 Applications for Post 9/11 Caregiver VA Benefits

June 19, 2011 | Benjamin Krause

New caregiver benefits from the VA are in process for over 1000 applicants already, starting May 9, 2011. These benefits are for caregivers of severely disabled veterans targeted at primary family … [Read more...]

VA Reverses – Vietnam Vet Finally Gets His Due

June 18, 2011 | Benjamin Krause

Charles Cooley, a Vietnam Veteran, is smiling today. For the past 2 years, he had his benefits cut despite suffering from diabetes, heart disease, arterial disease, neuropathy and asbestosis. The VA … [Read more...]

Retiree COLA Watch – June Update

June 17, 2011 | Terry Howell

According to the Military Officers Association of America, the national inflation rate continued trending upward in May. This makes it nine straight months that the Consumer Price Index has ticked … [Read more...]

The Latest Blue Water Agent Orange Ruling

June 15, 2011 | Terry Howell

Excerpts taken from the VAntage Point Blog – written by J. Slider This week the Department of Veterans Affairs official blog, VAntage Point, addressed the findings of the recent ruling on the … [Read more...]

VA Favors Oil & Profits Over Homeless

June 12, 2011 | Benjamin Krause

Land specifically deeded in 1888 to VA in West Los Angeles to house homeless veterans is the focus of a new class action lawsuit filed by the ACLU. Almost 400 acres of land was left to the VA to … [Read more...]

What Wall Street Taught VA Execs

June 11, 2011 | Benjamin Krause

VA Regional Office Managers Still Get Bonuses Despite Poor Ratings. Managers of VA Regional Offices throughout the U.S. continue to receive large executive bonuses even with poor marks on recent VA … [Read more...]