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Filing for VA disability is the first step of many veterans right out of service. Unfortunately, the process is a very difficult one with landmines everywhere. Knowing tips to navigate this process is vital to a fair rating.

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VA Evades Accountability During Congressional Hearing On Disability Exams

The House Committee on Veterans Affairs called in VA to explain the agency's failure to manage its contractor exam program for disability compensation claims....
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WaPo: White House Politicized Selection Of Veterans Law Judges

Washington Post and a host of other media publishers allege the White House politicized the selection process of Veterans Law Judges when it rejected...
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Trump Approval Of New Veterans Law Judges Appears Almost Nowhere

Department of Veterans Affairs has done very little to promote advancements at the Board of Veterans Appeals including hiring Veterans Law Judges. So, I...

Headed To Washington DC For NOVA Conference

Well, it is about that time of year for the bi-annual NOVA conference to educate veterans benefits lawyers about the newest tricks and schemes...
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Who Was Behind TBI Misdiagnosis Scandal?

Kare 11 reporter AJ Lagoe highlighted the identities of two senior VA officials in charge of the systems responsible for screwing up TBI exams...
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GAO Audit Finds Gaps In Disability Claims Processing Queue

A recent GAO audit found numerous gaps in the new National Work Queue system rolled out by VA to address inefficiencies at certain regional...
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Trump’s Chairman Of Board Of Veterans Appeals Increases Decisions By 25 Percent

VA announced yesterday that its Board of Veterans Appeals decided 25 percent more claims smashing numbers from the previous year by 28,000 more claims....
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New IG Report On Traumatic Brain Injury Throws Thomas Murphy Under Bus

A new IG report about the traumatic brain injury scandal I first exposed in 2015 reveals Thomas Murphy, former acting VBA under secretary, failed...

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