Judge Gives VA Agent Orange Denial A Roundhouse Kick

One judge finally gave a VA Agent Orange denial a judo chop followed by a roundhouse kick when reversing a denial of a veteran formerly stationed in South Korea. Well, kind of. The decision was not totally on point – it denied Agent Orange … [Read more...]

Check Out The Updated VA M21-1MR Disability Manual

Department of Veterans Affairs has hundreds of guides, handbooks and manuals including download PDF of this entire M21-1MR Part I VA Disability Compensation Manual. The M21-1MR Disability Manual manual details VA requirements for processing … [Read more...]

CBO Proposes Huge Cuts To Veterans Disability Program

On the back of one of the most disgusting scandal against veterans ever, our government took a first look into cutting VA's veterans disability program. Yesterday, Washington Times (WT) published a predictable anti-veterans benefits article in a … [Read more...]

St. Louis VA Regional Office Disability Program A Mess

Agency watchdog VA OIG just released its report discussing findings on the ground concerning disability compensation at the St. Louis VA Regional Office. Problems existed all over but temporary 100% grants were the most problematic. VA OIG … [Read more...]

$40 Million In Improper Payments Due To Hickey’s Provisional Rating Scheme

Agency watchdog VA OIG found the agency failed to accurately rate 32 percent of ratings due to Under Secretary Allison Hickey's provisional rating scheme. This inaccuracy caused over $40 million in estimated improper payments – which are defined as … [Read more...]

New Pro-Class Action Bill For Veterans Misses The Mark

Reps. Patrick Murphy (D-FL) and David Jolly (R-FL) proposed legislation that will let disabled veterans band together for class action lawsuits against the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. The proposed legislative fix will reduce duplicative litigations … [Read more...]

Hearing Reveals VA Illegally Spied On House Committee Staffers, Wrote Harassing Notes

  During last night's Congressional hearing, VA employee whistleblowers reported harassment and House Committee staffers reported being spied and harassed during VA investigations. One staffer found a note written by a foolish … [Read more...]

MMQB: DisabledVeterans.org Founder Speaks Out Against Dept. Of Veterans Affairs

When will America wake up to the reality that the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA), at its core, is little more than an expensive insurance company? That was the topic of my most recent interview in Lawyers and Settlements, a leading resource for … [Read more...]