Disability Compensation

Get Your VA Claims File: Know what VA Knows about You

I remember my first FOIA / Privacy Act request for my VA claims file like it was yesterday. The wind was blowing through my...

When will the Chicken(hawks) Come Home to Roost?

Or are they already here? The past few years have seen a lot of changes with VA, and it looks like the game of cat...

While Congress Cuts Your Benefits, VA Fights to Keep You from Them

We are all well aware of what Congress is and is not doing. It looks like Republicans are likely behind the cuts, giving folks...

MMQB: What did VA, DoD Cover Up with incomplete Thailand Agent Orange Report?

CAUGHT 'EM - VA.gov linked to a declassified DoD report on use of Agent Orange in Thailand. Upon closer examination, we learned that 25%...

UPDATE: Project CHECO Report on Thailand Bases and Agent Orange

This is an update from yesterday's post about Thailand military bases and Agent Orange. The Daily Reporter mistakenly concluded the DoD declassified the document...

Recent Articles

IG: Wrongful ER Denials Costs Veterans Over $500 Million

The IG blasted the Department of Veterans Affairs over its non-VA ER denial scheme that could cost veterans over $500 million in wrongful denials....

The Future Of Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Records

Despite intense oversight pressure, VA failed to properly track its $2+ billion in spending on its electronic health records system. The Government Accounting Office (GAO)...

Veterans Affairs Still Lacks ‘Accurate’ Wait Time Information

A recent hearing revealed the Department of Veterans Affairs still suffers from inadequate wait time information five years after the wait time scandal first...

Advocates Sue VA Secretary Over Delaying Blue Water Claims

VA Secretary Robert Wilkie is being sued over his decision to delay adjudication of long-awaited Blue Water claims for Navy veterans until 2020. The lawsuit,...

Elderly Veteran With Dementia Goes Missing For Five Days

One elderly veteran with dementia went missing for days from Bay Pines VA Healthcare System after the facility misidentified the patient immediately after calling...

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