Get The Newly Updated VA Voc Rehab Bible – Called The M28R Manual

July 23, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

This is a must have for veterans in VA Voc Rehab or even thinking about getting into the program. VA counselors must follow its rules no matter what, so it helps veterans predict what to do and when … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

2013 Vet COLA Bill Taken Off “Secret Hold”

September 28, 2012 | Terry Howell

Military.com reported yesterday that the annual bill to approve the cost-of-living increase for veterans compensation and pension programs has been taken off the “secret hold” and that the Senate … [Read more...]

VA Home Loan Improvements

August 27, 2012 | Terry Howell

President Obama signed The Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act (H.R. 1627) on August 6, 2012. This act, intended to help those sickened by water at Camp Lejeune, … [Read more...]

The Military Advantage Minute: VA Burial Benefits

July 10, 2012 | Terry Howell

USAA, USNI, and Military.com partner to provide a series of helpful videos.  Military.com and USAA recently launched a series of short videos designed to raise awareness of the need for … [Read more...]

VA Dodges Sequestration Axe – For Now

April 24, 2012 | Terry Howell
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Yesterday the Office of Management and Budget released a letter responding to a request for their official view on whether or not VA healthcare programs would be exempt from the impact of the looming … [Read more...]