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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Unrepentant VA Still Blames Problems On Politics (i.e. Republicans)

Republicans and negative press are apparently still to blame for VA's continued negative reputation... and not the ongoing wait-list or other scandals that continue to fester that go unresolved for years. One insider said Dr. Richard Stone, Deputy … [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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Three VA Executives Receive Long Overdue Punishment

Three VA executives recently received punishment for fraudulent and dishonest behavior that many veterans and American taxpayers believed was long overdue. Last week, VA announced it would punish Danny Pummill, Diana Rubens and Kimberly Graves for … [Read more...]

Combat Wounded Soldiers Ripped Off In Tax Sham

A recent investigation shows the Pentagon ripped off wounded soldiers through a repayment scheme to a tune of $78 million over the past 25 years. Lawmakers were shocked to learn the Department of Defense had knowingly withheld tax payments from … [Read more...]

NOVA Veterans Advocates Meet In Las Vegas

Veterans advocates belonging to National Organization for Veterans Advocates (NOVA) are meeting in sunny Las Vegas for its semi-annual conference starting today. I am a NOVA member and will be presenting on the traumatic brain injury scandal … [Read more...]

Task Force Rebukes VA About TBI Examinations

One task force says VA is intentionally using TBI examination tools that fail to accurately assess the residual effect of mild TBI. The Montana Governor’s Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council condemned the screening tools used by VA to diagnose … [Read more...]

VA Ignored ‘Important’ TBI Exam Policy

The TBI exam policy investigation into wrongdoing at VA facilities nationwide is expanding as the public learns more about how VA ignored “important” rules. Last year, KARE 11 News, an NBC affiliate, started an investigation into data from my law … [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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