Biggest Lies Voc Rehab Tells Disabled Veterans

Many veterans fight with VA Vocational Rehabilitation. Sometimes it takes veterans years before we figure out that program administrators are straight up lying to...

Top 5 Individual Unemployability Misconceptions Veterans Need To Know

I recently talked with an evaluator for Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU). The VA examiner, a friendly chap, had some confusion about what the Dept...

Does VA Voc Rehab pick your college?

The short answer is, "It depends." They will pick it or at least push you in the direction of a public school. As in...

Disabled Veterans Get Full Student Loan Discharge

Good news, disabled veterans might qualify for a full student loan forgiveness of federal loans. For many college students, student loans are a necessary evil...

VA Vocational Rehabilitation Stipend Rates

These rates have changed very little over the past ten years, possibly increasing only a couple percentage points. So, you can count on these...

How to know if you may qualify for Chapter 31 Voc...

Many disabled veterans are asking a lot of questions about how to know if they qualify for Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)....

My First Voc Rehab Appointment

I decided to write a chronological summary of my time with "Voc Rehab." Summary of Day 1: When meeting with the Chapter 31 Voc Rehab...

What must happen for Voc Rehab to call you “rehabilitated”

Here is the basic regulation that governs how your Voc Rehab Counselor will determine whether or not you are "done" with Voc Rehab. If...

Voc Rehab: Counselors pushing vets despite not finding full-time work

The promise with Voc Rehab: Chapter 31 is that it will retrain disabled veterans into a vocation or profession, and the veteran will...

Use caution with online college selection

Few disabled veterans would argue that name brand recognition for colleges like Stanford and Harvard does not raise an eyebrow when reading a resume....

#1 Unofficial Guide – VA Vocational Rehabilitation

Cliff Notes from the Voc Rehab Survival Guide Here's what they should be telling you: If you’re one of thousands of disabled veterans reading this, you’re...

#1 Unofficial Guide – Get Smart On Your VA Chapter 31...

If you’re one of thousands of disabled veterans reading this, you’re likely looking for help through this crazy Voc Rehab process designed to serve our nation’s disabled veterans. Updated December 5, 2017.

GI Bill Fix – Some disabled vets better than others.

S. 3447 is purported to be a cure-all for veterans attending college under the numerous programs currently available. While this is largely true all...

GI Bill: Confusion at the Anthill

Recent proposed legislation, HR 5303, is aimed at combating irregularities in housing amounts given to qualifying veterans using the GI Bill. At the center...

A discussion: GI Bill vs Voc Rehab

Since the inception of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, many disabled veterans have been faced with a choice; should I use the GI Bill...

Chapter 31 vs GI Bill

Which is better? Since the inception of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, many disabled veterans have been faced with a choice; should I use the...

Disabled Veterans: From Disability to a Square Deal

What's the Square Deal all about with Voc Rehab? Oh the elusive Square Deal for disabled veterans. Some of you have asked me to explain...

Compensation & Pension

How to manage your VA claim for disability compensation I’ll start by explaining what I did and why it was wrong. Another case of do...

Retroactive Induction in Chapter 31 Extended

Induction into Voc Rehab extended to point of qualification What this means. Previously, most Voc Rehab Counselors would only reimburse disabled veterans for out of...

Self-Employment Approval Easier

Until recently, the Chapter 31 guidelines for Self-Employment were all but impossible to qualify for. If a disabled veteran was so disabled that regular...