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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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VocRehab Self-Employment

Boise Idaho Tied For Last In Veteran Self-Employment Services

By Benjamin Krause | October 28, 2016

In a survey of VA regional offices nationwide, Boise VA Regional Office is tied for dead last when it comes to self-employment of all participating facilities. I just received a FOIA response written by VA Vocational Rehabilitation that surveyed every regional office that administers self-employment benefits for disabled veterans. That survey showed Boise VA tied Wilmington […]

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Administrative Review

VOC REHAB: Administrative Review vs Notice Of Disagreement vs Appeal

By Benjamin Krause | August 25, 2016

Want to know how knowing the difference between Administrative Review vs a Notice of Disagreement vs an Appeal can save you six years on an appeal? I can only assume your answer is “Yes!” if you are still reading this. Appeals are tough when VA makes a mistake and it can be even harder finding […]

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Voc Rehab Counselor

3 Tips To Handle A Voc Rehab Counselor Who Will Not Communicate

By Benjamin Krause | July 30, 2016

If you are having a tough time getting in touch with your Voc Rehab counselor, there are three tips that I used to break through the silence. Disabled veterans have historically struggled getting communications back from their respective counselors. Counselors sometimes “go dark” – fail to call back or write back – for many days, […]

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voc rehab error

VOC REHAB: VA Robbed Some Disabled Vets Of GI Bill Benefits

By Benjamin Krause | July 25, 2016

A big change may be on the horizon, or is already here, for disabled veterans with VA education benefits under both the GI Bill and Chapter 31 Voc Rehab. An internal decision letter within VA, leaked to me recently, indicates some veterans may be getting shafted out of huge GI Bill benefits due to a […]

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Insurance

Insider Reason Why Veterans Affairs Now Pays Health Insurance

By Benjamin Krause | May 3, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs now pays for health insurance for certain veterans but the majority of eligible veterans have no idea. When asked, two-thirds of veterans who are eligible for coverage within Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment had no idea. A survey I ran yesterday showed 67 percent of veterans who answered were totally unaware […]

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VocRehab Counselor

VocRehab Counselor Speaks Out Against Changes

By Benjamin Krause | August 11, 2015

Unannounced changes to Vocational Rehab have one VocRehab Counselor speaking out against changes to claims processing that harm veterans seeking benefits to rehabilitate from their disabilities. According to counselor Merri Busch, a new plan within VocRehab is causing a “delay in dispensing benefits” possibly leaving some veterans “waiting [for their] subsistence award” without notice. [Busch […]

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