Veterans Disability Info Blog


Winning a TDIU Claim: A vocational expert’s perspective

Winning a TDIU Claim: A vocational expert’s perspective

So the VA has told you that you are not disabled because they believe you can perform sedentary work. You may ask yourself what is sedentary work and how did they determine I can perform in light of my disability?
What is sedentary work? The Bureau of Labor Statistics breaks up the world of...

VA Hospital Whistleblower Claims Double Since Phoenix Scandal

VA Hospital Whistleblower Claims Double Since Phoenix Scandal

More and more VA hospital employees are blowing the whistle on poor patient care and falsified data, so much so that Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner has requested a 2018 budget increase of $2.4 million to process the flood of complaints, according to a recent article in The Boston Globe.
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Trump Signs VA Appeals Reform Legislation

Trump Signs VA Appeals Reform Legislation

During the 99th American Legion National Convention in Reno, President Trump signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. This comes as a fulfillment of Trump’s campaign promises to reform the “broken” VA system.
The idea behind the legislation is...



VA Agent Orange Presumptive Diseases List Update

VA Agent Orange Presumptive Diseases List Update

Vietnam veterans are losing patience waiting for VA compensation for Agent Orange associated diseases. And if VA decision-makers are listening to the likes of federal official Jim Samspel, many veterans wonder whether their conditions will ever make the Agent Orange presumptive diseases...



VA Deliberately Hiding Unacceptable Patient Wait Times

VA Deliberately Hiding Unacceptable Patient Wait Times

Our nation vows to take care of its veterans, but VA hospitals continue to delay patient care appointments, in some cases long enough to result in death. Now, Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley says the Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to hide just how bad the wait times are.
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