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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.

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...
Board of Veterans' Appeals Carol DiBattiste

Big Data Insider Takes Over Board Of Veterans’ Appeals

A shake-up within the Board of Veterans' Appeals has resulted in former general counsel for big data ChoicePoint Carol DiBattiste taking over at the...

MMQB: GI Bill, VA Voc Rehab, Disability Pay, How to Handle a Benefits Cut

If you’ve been awake for the past week, at any point you would have seen a lawmaker chaos in Washington, D.C. SNL captured it...
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House Hearing Shows Graves Demoted, Rubens ‘Wore Out’

The recent House hearing on Veterans Affairs last night confirmed suspicions that Kim Graves, former head of East Coast Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), was...
Appeals Modernization

Veterans Affairs Launches New Claims And Appeals Modernization Process

The Department of Veterans Affairs just released its new procedures governing benefits claims and appeals as part of the 2017 appeals modernization laws. This is...
VBA Stakeholder Meeting

Questions For Today’s VBA Stakeholder Meeting, 2 PM EST (Sign Up!)

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is holding a stakeholder meeting on January 31 at 2:00 pm EST that all veterans should sign up to...
VA Burn Pit Registry HVAC Hearing

DOD A No-Show At Iraq And Afghanistan Burn Pits Congressional Hearing

The DOD was a no-show at a key hearing addressing shortfalls in benefits and research of the impact of burn pits on veterans who...

Facebook Friday: VA Closes Veteran’s Claim Without Notification

Yesterday, a veteran posted a comment about the VA losing his appeal documents and not sending him a Form 9 for his appeal. He...

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