Disability Compensation

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.

VA Audit: Over 40,000 Veterans Appeals Ignored

VA Regional Offices are ignoring 18.5 percent of veterans' appeals on average, according to a recent audit. The Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General...

Policy Priorities for Dept of Veterans Affairs

For 2012, there are three policy priorities for the Veterans Affairs. The scariest is the Veterans Benefits Administration decision to rewrite veterans disability compensation....

Alabama to Close 17 Veterans Service Offices

Alabama’s decision to close numerous veterans service offices is wrongheaded. It is a poorly thought through desertion of the state’s commitment to disabled veterans. On...

Veterans Apply For Disability In Historic Numbers

America's newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former...

For Disability, California Veterans Wait Longer

Disabled veterans living in the Bay Area, seen at the Oakland Regional Office, wait an average of 313 days for the Dept of Veterans...

Is Army PTSD Misdiagnosis Scandal Also Fraud?

Recent comments uncovered by Army investigation reveal possible high-level medical fraud being committed against active duty military personnel. To prevent fair disability ratings for servicemembers...

Is VA Choosing Corrupt Contractor Over Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) recent response to allegations of its back door dealings to avoid hiring veterans was nothing short of embarrassing....

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...

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