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3/14/2014
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VA Moving Away from Traditional Review

DRO election and de novo review may be become mandatory as VA contemplates eliminating traditional review

Category: Veterans Affairs

3/11/2014
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Process of Appealing a Decision Made by Your VA Regional Office.

Veterans have the right to appeal the decision made by their VA Regional Office if they were denied benefits or if their disability rating was judged too low.

Category: Veterans Affairs

3/9/2014
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Probe is Called Upon VA's Electronic Purging of Medical Records

Members of Congress are set to probe into the accusations that the VA has electronically purged medical records in order to lesson their backlog numbers.

Category: Veterans Affairs

3/5/2014
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VA benefit Bill Rejected by Senate

VA benefit bill recently rejected by the Senate a missed opportunity for comprehensive veterans health and benefit reform

Category: Veterans Affairs

Labels: VA benefits
2/27/2014
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Agent Orange Contamination Post-Vietnam

Military personnel working on C-123 planes after Vietnam were exposed to Agent Orange and dangerous levels of chemical herbicides and dioxins.

Category: Veterans Affairs

Labels: Agent Orange
2/21/2014
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VA has Electronic Access to the DoDs Certified Medical Records

VA has electronic access to DoDs certified medical records from their Health Artifact and Image Management System (HAIMS) in order to speed up claims made to VA

Category: Veterans Affairs

2/14/2014
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Veterans only have to pay in-state tuition for out of State college

Veterans will only have to pay in-state tuition even if attending out of state college under new Bill

Category: Veterans Affairs

Labels: Education
2/5/2014
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Expert Reports Can Be Rejected by Board for Lack of Credibility

Expert Reports Can Be Rejected by Board for Lack of Credibility

Category: Veterans Affairs

12/18/2013
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Proposed VA Regulation to Require Veterans To File NOD on Form

Proposed VA Regulation to Require Veterans To File Notice of Disagreement (NOD) on Form

Category: Veterans Affairs

10/11/2013
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The tendency to sensationalize veterans' experiences

A New York Times blog post discusses the two sensationalize portrayals of veterans, that often tend to miss the big picture

Category: Veterans Affairs

Labels: Ethics VA
10/10/2013
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Government Shutdown Contributes to Backlog of VA claims

Government Shutdown Contributes to Backlog of VA claims

Category: Veterans Affairs

Labels: VA delay
10/2/2013
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What is a Fully Developed Claim?

A new FAQ posted to our site provides the basics of a Fully Developed Claim (FDC).

Category: Veterans Affairs

10/1/2013
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Veterans benefits goes paperless, what you need to know

Veterans benefits claims now have an optional online component. With the Veterans Benefits Management System and eBenefits, veterans can apply for and manage their claims online.

Category: Veterans Affairs

9/12/2013
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VA claim backlog will become a VA appeals backlog

VA claim backlog will become a VA appeals backlog with appeals to the Decision Review Officer and BVA already significantly delayed.

Category: Veterans Affairs

8/14/2013
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Federal Circuit Court restores important veterans rights

The Federal Circuit Court signed off on the VA's plan to reverse a 2011 decision to eliminate certain appellate rights for veterans before the Board of Veterans' Appeals.

Category: Veterans Affairs

7/24/2013
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VA backlog addressed in Shinseki speech to VFW

VA Backlog the main subject of Secretary of Veterans' Affairs Eric Shinseki's recent speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention

Category: Veterans Affairs

7/10/2013
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A new option for chronic pain relief: spine-stimulator surgery

The Denver Post reports on a new alternative for relief from chronic pain: spinal surgery

Category: Veterans Affairs

7/10/2013
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The center of the storm for VA backlog: California

VA backlog in California is at crisis levels. A closer look at the VA backlog crisis in California, one of the worst states for delays and inaccuracies.

Category: Veterans Affairs

6/26/2013
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Gazette's "Other than Honorable" series spotlighted on Colorado Matters

Colorado Matters recently discussed the series, which examines the alarming rate at which soldiers are discharged for misconduct.

Category: Veterans Affairs

6/21/2013
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VA Mental Health professionals increased hires

VA is has met its goal of hiring 1,600 mental health professionals, this summer special mental health summits will be held at local VA hospitals.

Category: Veterans Affairs

6/17/2013
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The three pillars of ethical veterans advocacy

An important talk on ethics delivered at a recent NOVA meeting

Category: Veterans Affairs

Labels: Ethics NOVA
6/11/2013
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Update on VA backlog: the "provisional" benefits initiative

VA plans to award “provisional” benefits to VA claims pending for more than one year

Category: Veterans Affairs

6/10/2013
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The basics of disability compensation

Let us help you understand the basics of disability compensation.

Category: Veterans Affairs

5/13/2013
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Trust issues at the VA

Trust issues at the VA

Category: Veterans Affairs