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VA Manual M28R Voc Rehab

VR&E’s New M28R: Know what They Know

VA Vocational Rehabilitation has long hidden behind a unknown shield where counselors approve and deny veterans in secret. [UPDATED 7/14/14: Get Updated 1,488 PDF M28R Here] What I mean by secret is that veterans were unable to generally find the justification VA would use when denying their claim for benefits in this arena. Recently, Voc […]
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VA Disability Rating

How To Get A Higher Disability Rating

Whether fighting for a higher disability rating or filing your disability claim with Dept. of Veterans Affairs, this article has insider tips that win. How To Manage Your VA Claim For Disability Compensation Filing disability claims with the Dept of Veterans Affairs is tricky. Getting documentation together for one disability claim can be a full-time […]
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Denied VocRehab

How To Get Denied VA Voc Rehab

Go straight to jail. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. There are 3 main ways that qualified disabled veterans fail to get approval to use the benefit. The purpose of this article is to point out some specific “don’t say that, moron,” type issues during your first meeting with a Voc Rehab professional. […]
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Will Streitberger VRE Service Director

Congrats To Will Streitberger, Big Changes To VA VR&E On Horizon

By Benjamin Krause | September 22, 2018

I wrote this yesterday right after getting off the phone with the newly confirmed director of VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) program Will Streitberger. For readers interested in the VR&E program, potential appeals, and next steps, you may want to keep reading. As a stakeholder in VR&E (I am a veterans rights attorney), I periodically […]

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VA Vocational Rehabilitation

Is VA Vocational Rehabilitation About To Improve? VA To Add Nearly 20 Percent New Counselors

By Benjamin Krause | August 30, 2018

The Department of Veterans Affairs finally increased the headcount of its little known VA Vocational Rehabilitation program by hiring 20 percent more counselors. “The VR&E program is much more than a benefits program,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “It’s a vital support network, where VA’s expert counselors work closely with Veterans on their personalized vocational […]

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Krause Fights For Veterans Employed As Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors

By Benjamin Krause | August 24, 2018

I am pleased to let you all know I recently opened up a new practice area for my law firm to veterans employed as VA Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors who are experiencing discrimination or harassment on the job. This has been a sharp learning curve as it opens the door to new legal tools such as […]

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Retirement Ruth Fanning

Former Voc Rehab Director Ruth Fanning Retires, She Will Be Missed

By Benjamin Krause | July 1, 2018

The former Voc Rehab director Ruth Fanning retired Friday following a long career helping disabled veterans seek rehabilitative services and other benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. For those newcomers, VR&E or Voc Rehab, is short for VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment. After running VR&E, Fanning worked on the Transition Assistance Program (TAPs) and […]

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Voc Rehab SBA Partnership

VA Voc Rehab Partners With SBA To Help Entrepreneurial Disabled Veterans

By Benjamin Krause | May 17, 2018

The Small Business Association just pushed out a press release explaining SBA has partnered with Voc Rehab to help disabled veterans seeking benefits in the form of small business start-up. The question remains, ‘How does this new partnership differ from the largely ineffective SBA relationship Voc Rehab previous enjoyed?’ For many years, veterans were pushed […]

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Veterans Affairs Vets.gov Video

Facebook Flags Veterans Affairs Vets.gov Video, Might Be “Fraud And Spam”

By Benjamin Krause | May 10, 2018

Yesterday, Facebook flagged an instructional video from the Department of Veterans Affairs Vets.gov website as possibly being “fraud and spam”. The video was posted to our Facebook group Disabled Veterans – Chapter 31 Voc Rehab by a member and flagged for deletion by Facebook for possibly violating the company’s Community Standards. For the past year, […]

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