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Benjamin Krause

ABOUT FOUNDER Benjamin Krause is a lawyer, investigative reporter and award-winning veterans advocate. He is author of the guide Voc Rehab Survival Guide for Veterans and chief editor of DisabledVeterans.org. He received his Bachelors from Northwestern University and Law Degree from the University of Minnesota, both using VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment. 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. _____________________________________________________________
1906 articles

Don’t Mess with Texas or Our Veterans

In our “Hold Them Accountable” survey, veterans in Texas participated in greater numbers than all of the other states.  Out of sheer curiosity, we decided...

Is Super Committee Eying Veterans Benefits?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq6l9qeIJXI] Former head of Illinois Veterans Affairs, Lt. Col. Tammy Duckworth, finally voiced her concern about the budget being balanced on the backs of...

Veterans Unite, Candidates’ Feet Finally Held to the Fire

This past month, hundreds of veterans united to tell candidates and incumbents what to expect moving forward. From now on, veterans will not be...

The Decision Review Officer and You: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

(Also known as my “that's f-ed up” blog post.) Last week I had a hellish Decision Review Officer hearing. This hearing told me what the...

Mad As Hell at Washington, DC?

As a disabled veteran and advocate, I’ve wrestled with those in Washington and the rules they make for nearly a decade. How in the...

What the Lindsay Lohan Effect Can Teach You About Disability Claims

Here’s one to Lindsay Lohan and the “not surprised theory.” The best advice I ever received I get just prior to enlisting, “Document everything.” This...

Gulf War Illness Linked to Location, DEET

USA Today released a report covering a pending publication on Gulf War Illness. Anti-nerve agent pills and SCUD missiles, along with pesticides, have been...

Smoke, Munitions Risks to Your Health

The National Organization for Veterans Advocates (NOVA) recently posted a report from the Army Corp of Engineers. The report is about the toxicity levels...

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