Veteran Petitions To Oust VA Agent Orange Denier

One veteran started a Change.org petition to oust VA Agent Orange denier Thomas Murphy after he was promoted as acting Under Secretary for Benefits at VA. Thomas Murphy, formerly the Director of Compensation, was just promoted to acting Under … [Read more...]

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ABOUT BENJAMIN KRAUSE, FOUNDER

VR-Cover-3Benjamin Krause is a lawyer, investigative reporter and award-winning veterans advocate. He is author of the guide Voc Rehab Survival Guide for Veterans and writes every weekday on DisabledVeterans.org. That guide has helped veterans receive millions in retraining and small business support by teaching them how to easily blasting through bureaucratic roadblocks to get their benefits. He received his Bachelors from Northwestern University and Law Degree from the University of Minnesota, both using VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment. He went on to receive funding to support his law firm that focuses solely on representing veterans against the VA. (The irony is not lost on him.)

He is also featured regularly in national publications as an authority on Department of Veterans Affairs policy such as Bloomberg News, Foreign Policy Magazine, Washington Times, Fox News, CBS, NBC, Star Tribune and more.

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Agent Orange Denier Thomas Murphy Promoted To VBA Chief

Disappointing news last week as the newest acting VBA chief is Thomas Murphy, a confirmed Agent Orange denier who thinks the herbicide is harmless. As head of Compensation in 2012, Thomas Murphy blocked expert opinions supporting service … [Read more...]

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ABOUT BENJAMIN KRAUSE, FOUNDER

VR-Cover-3Benjamin Krause is a lawyer, investigative reporter and award-winning veterans advocate. He is author of the guide Voc Rehab Survival Guide for Veterans and writes every weekday on DisabledVeterans.org. That guide has helped veterans receive millions in retraining and small business support by teaching them how to easily blasting through bureaucratic roadblocks to get their benefits. He received his Bachelors from Northwestern University and Law Degree from the University of Minnesota, both using VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment. He went on to receive funding to support his law firm that focuses solely on representing veterans against the VA. (The irony is not lost on him.)

He is also featured regularly in national publications as an authority on Department of Veterans Affairs policy such as Bloomberg News, Foreign Policy Magazine, Washington Times, Fox News, CBS, NBC, Star Tribune and more.

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36-Year-Old Mother Possibly Newest ‘Burn Pits’ Victim

The burn pits have impacted their newest victim, a 36-year-old mother of three children who served two tours in Iraq in the Minnesota Air National Guard. But this victim is committed to fighting the cancer she is afflicted with while increasing … [Read more...]

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ABOUT BENJAMIN KRAUSE, FOUNDER

VR-Cover-3Benjamin Krause is a lawyer, investigative reporter and award-winning veterans advocate. He is author of the guide Voc Rehab Survival Guide for Veterans and writes every weekday on DisabledVeterans.org. That guide has helped veterans receive millions in retraining and small business support by teaching them how to easily blasting through bureaucratic roadblocks to get their benefits. He received his Bachelors from Northwestern University and Law Degree from the University of Minnesota, both using VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment. He went on to receive funding to support his law firm that focuses solely on representing veterans against the VA. (The irony is not lost on him.)

He is also featured regularly in national publications as an authority on Department of Veterans Affairs policy such as Bloomberg News, Foreign Policy Magazine, Washington Times, Fox News, CBS, NBC, Star Tribune and more.

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Secretary Bob McDonald Announces TBI Scandal Fix

Yesterday, the VA’s Secretary Bob McDonald publicly admitted to the scope of the enormous TBI scandal and a fix that may get affected veterans some justice. VA acknowledged that over 24,000 veterans were impacted by the scandal where veterans who … [Read more...]

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ABOUT BENJAMIN KRAUSE, FOUNDER

VR-Cover-3Benjamin Krause is a lawyer, investigative reporter and award-winning veterans advocate. He is author of the guide Voc Rehab Survival Guide for Veterans and writes every weekday on DisabledVeterans.org. That guide has helped veterans receive millions in retraining and small business support by teaching them how to easily blasting through bureaucratic roadblocks to get their benefits. He received his Bachelors from Northwestern University and Law Degree from the University of Minnesota, both using VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment. He went on to receive funding to support his law firm that focuses solely on representing veterans against the VA. (The irony is not lost on him.)

He is also featured regularly in national publications as an authority on Department of Veterans Affairs policy such as Bloomberg News, Foreign Policy Magazine, Washington Times, Fox News, CBS, NBC, Star Tribune and more.

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Sad Story Of A WWII POW Survivor And His 70-Year VA Fight

For one WWII POW survivor, the fight against VA lasted an eternity when compared to his POW confinement in German prisons for 25 months in WWII. Now deceased veteran Arthur Winters would tell you the agency charged with taking care of him after … [Read more...]

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ABOUT BENJAMIN KRAUSE, FOUNDER

VR-Cover-3Benjamin Krause is a lawyer, investigative reporter and award-winning veterans advocate. He is author of the guide Voc Rehab Survival Guide for Veterans and writes every weekday on DisabledVeterans.org. That guide has helped veterans receive millions in retraining and small business support by teaching them how to easily blasting through bureaucratic roadblocks to get their benefits. He received his Bachelors from Northwestern University and Law Degree from the University of Minnesota, both using VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment. He went on to receive funding to support his law firm that focuses solely on representing veterans against the VA. (The irony is not lost on him.)

He is also featured regularly in national publications as an authority on Department of Veterans Affairs policy such as Bloomberg News, Foreign Policy Magazine, Washington Times, Fox News, CBS, NBC, Star Tribune and more.

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Veterans Affairs TBI Scandal Affected 25,000 Veterans

Yesterday, the Department of Veterans Affairs disclosed to KARE 11 News reporter AJ Lagoe that over 25,000 veterans received brain injury exams from unqualified doctors. A nationwide VA audit called for by Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) revealed unqualified … [Read more...]

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ABOUT BENJAMIN KRAUSE, FOUNDER

VR-Cover-3Benjamin Krause is a lawyer, investigative reporter and award-winning veterans advocate. He is author of the guide Voc Rehab Survival Guide for Veterans and writes every weekday on DisabledVeterans.org. That guide has helped veterans receive millions in retraining and small business support by teaching them how to easily blasting through bureaucratic roadblocks to get their benefits. He received his Bachelors from Northwestern University and Law Degree from the University of Minnesota, both using VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment. He went on to receive funding to support his law firm that focuses solely on representing veterans against the VA. (The irony is not lost on him.)

He is also featured regularly in national publications as an authority on Department of Veterans Affairs policy such as Bloomberg News, Foreign Policy Magazine, Washington Times, Fox News, CBS, NBC, Star Tribune and more.

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OIG: Veterans Benefits Management System Not Fraud Proof

Watchdog says VA failed to protect its Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS) against fraud using a standard audit log feature. The VBMS system was supposed to be the silver bullet fixing the backlog of benefits claims back in 2013. Former … [Read more...]

OIG: More VA Claims Shredding Problems

A VA OIG audit found that over one-third of claims-related documents were incorrectly put into shredding bins at six VA regional offices. Many of those documents had the potential to affect the benefits sought. The implicated offices were Atlanta, … [Read more...]

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ABOUT BENJAMIN KRAUSE, FOUNDER

VR-Cover-3Benjamin Krause is a lawyer, investigative reporter and award-winning veterans advocate. He is author of the guide Voc Rehab Survival Guide for Veterans and writes every weekday on DisabledVeterans.org. That guide has helped veterans receive millions in retraining and small business support by teaching them how to easily blasting through bureaucratic roadblocks to get their benefits. He received his Bachelors from Northwestern University and Law Degree from the University of Minnesota, both using VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment. He went on to receive funding to support his law firm that focuses solely on representing veterans against the VA. (The irony is not lost on him.)

He is also featured regularly in national publications as an authority on Department of Veterans Affairs policy such as Bloomberg News, Foreign Policy Magazine, Washington Times, Fox News, CBS, NBC, Star Tribune and more.

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