VA Awards Medical Disability Examinations Contracts For $6.8 Billion

VA announced the award of $6.8 billion for VA disability compensation and pension medical disability examinations for the next 12 months with 4 extensions. Five government contractors were selected to perform examinations for VA’s compensation and … [Read more...]

TBI, Medical Opinions And All Important Medical Literature

One important part of a veteran’s traumatic brain injury claim, or any claim, is the use of medical literature to turn your injury into one you get compensation for. I have seen time and again where VA medical examiners display their hackery by … [Read more...]

When Presenting Claim Evidence, Context Is Everything

A buddy of mine retiring from service just asked about how to present claim evidence for his disability, and there is one bit of advice you need. I wanted to write to you about the mindset I gave him that works well when thinking about how to best … [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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SHOCKER: Denver VA Director Late To Work 508 Times In 4 Years

Agency investigators caught the director of the Denver VA evading her work responsibilities and cited for being late 508 days from 2011 to 2014. According to IG, Melanie Renaye Murphy, who apparently goes by “Renaye,” is the director of Denver … [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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Veteran Sues VA Over Faulty TBI Disability Diagnosis

One of the 24,000 veterans who received faulty TBI examinations from VA for their disability compensation claims is suing the agency. Veteran Rick Brody, a decorated Army officer reportedly filed suit over a faulty TBI examination conducted by a … [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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New Veterans Appeals Chief Reaches Out To DisabledVeterans.org

Yesterday, the newly selected Board of Veterans’ Appeals chief Carol DiBattiste reached out to explain her decision to lead the Board despite the massive pay cut. After reading my article about DiBattiste, some VA insiders suggested she reach out … [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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Big Data Insider Takes Over Board Of Veterans’ Appeals

A shake-up within the Board of Veterans' Appeals has resulted in former general counsel for big data ChoicePoint Carol DiBattiste taking over at the helm. DiBattiste enjoyed a well-connected military and corporate career as an attorney moving from … [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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Thomas Murphy, VBA Change Deckchairs On Titanic, Again

I just received a copy of a forwarded email from his "Kahnship", Thomas Murphy, announcing various promotions within the Veterans Benefits Administration (he's the Genghis Kahn of white collar VA). Murphy was recently named the new feudal overlord … [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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