WSJ Says New VA Disability Calculators Too Veteran Friendly

Wall Street Journal, the newspaper of the 1%, criticized the new VA disability calculator speeding up claims. Some VA employees came forward to complain that the new system rates veterans too favorably. If nothing else, this unwitting story … [Read more...]

IAVA Survey Upends Department Of Veterans Affairs Claims

A recently released IAVA survey upends questionable claims made following a similar evaluation released by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The IAVA (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America) survey highlights the impact of the disability … [Read more...]

Dear Government Contractors Who Tap Phones

Some veterans have written in recently about an abnormal amount of surveillance pertaining to their communications with loved ones and family. I agree. It is obnoxious to have your phone click on like an old cassette recorder when traditional records … [Read more...]

2,100 Reservists Not Eligible For Agent Orange Presumptive

Last week, Veterans Affairs tossed out claims from 2,100 Reservists filing for disability from Agent Orange exposure on old C-123 planes with residue of the herbicide from the Vietnam War. The Institute of Medicine recently concluded the … [Read more...]

Lone Activist Wins VA Procedure Change

Veterans Affairs director of compensation Tom Murphy announced his program is making a needed VA procedure change following pressure from lone activist turned veterans benefits attorney. The agency is now changing its language covering certain … [Read more...]

VA Handcuffs Veterans Law Attorneys

VA is handcuffing veterans law attorneys be refusing them access to the paperless system unless they first sign a VA contractor agreement that waives privacy. Failure to sign the agreement, called Rules of Behavior for VA Contractors, prevents the … [Read more...]

Get The Truth On ‘Scientific Literature’ For VA Disability Claims

Some VA examiners and VA doctors alike are confusing veterans and Veterans Benefits adjudicators about what 'scientific literature' actually is when denying a claim. Do not be fooled. Personally, I think some VA examiners are misleading veterans … [Read more...]

New VA Forms ‘Obliterated’ Non-Adversarial Process

Many veterans organizations claim the new VA forms required to file disability compensation claims “obliterated” the non-adversarial process VA is required to adhere to. Ron Abrams, head of NVLSP, stated: "This is the essence of the … [Read more...]