Disability Compensation

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...

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...

VA Appeal Denied After 30-Year Wait

Denied. That has to be the scariest word for many disabled veterans after filing a claim for disability benefits. Unfortunately, appealing that denial could...

New VA Disability Deadline Rules

Prior to a recent Supreme Court deci­sion, dis­abled vet­er­ans’ appeals were usu­ally not con­sid­ered after the 120-day fil­ing dead­line passed. In Hen­der­son v. Shinseki, decided...

Recent Articles

IG: Massive Violation Of VA Privacy Rules Affected Undisclosed Number Of Veterans

An IG report confirmed allegations into privacy rule violations that led to over 25,000 “remote access users” having improper access to an...

Fed Ups Monthy Pay For Voc Rehab – Subsistence Rates For FY 2020

Many veterans using the GI Bill may be unaware they are qualified for thousands more in benefits through Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment.

Video Q&A – Does VA Voc Rehab Still Pay For Graduate Degrees?

VA Voc Rehab Counselors are telling disabled veterans that VA Vocational Rehabilitation no longer approves graduate degrees, but is this true or...

Over $400 Million In VA Home Loan Refunds Issued To Disabled Veterans In Five Months

Veterans received $400 million in refunds after the White House tackled the VA Home Loan debacle that was a known problem within the agency...

DoD Failed To Protect Private Veteran Data, Settles Lawsuit

DoD officials said the agency will revamp its online databases for the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) after allegedly exposing millions of...

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