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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 VA 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, confusing, and sometimes seems like a lost cause. Getting documentation together […]
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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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Bribery Scheme VA Voc Rehab Counselor

VA Voc Rehab Counselor Guilty In $2 Mil Bribe Scheme, Steered Vets Into Bad Retraining Program For Kickbacks

By Benjamin Krause | February 13, 2019

According to DOJ, one VA Voc Rehab Counselor pled guilty of steering veterans into a bad retraining program in exchange for kickbacks that duped veterans out of $2 million in benefits. James King, the VA official in question, was bribed by three individuals just convicted to prison in the large bribe scheme. King pled guilty […]

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VA Vocational Rehab To Use New Tele-Counseling Software

By Benjamin Krause | December 1, 2018

The Department of Veterans Affairs just announced it will now use new tele-counseling software to help provide VA Vocational Rehab benefits to disabled veterans. The new software system was borrowed from Veterans Health Administration (photo above) to allow counselors to provide services to veterans who are unable to attend in-person meetings for initial evaluations and […]

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Voc Rehab Counselor Bribe

DOJ: Voc Rehab Counselor Guilty, Took Bribes From For-Profit Schools

By Benjamin Krause | November 2, 2018

A former Voc Rehab Counselor pled guilty this week to demanding and receiving bribes to steer veterans to certain for-profit schools for vocational training. Former counselor James King, 63, arranged payments to the institutions in question totaling over $2 million in taxpayer monies. He pled guilty to an Information alleging one count of honest services […]

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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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