Kenneth Richard Devore was appointed as a Tennessee VA Field Examiner with the Fiduciary Program in 2013. He was responsible for protecting veterans’ financial assets and setting them up for a great future. Given the title of this article, I bet you can already see where this is going. Devore befriended and gained the trust of an unsuspecting veteran, identified by … [Read more...] about The Opposite Of Your Job: Former VA Employee Defrauds Disabled Veteran Of $680,000
Of the 53,500 disability exams conducted by the VA from March to August of 2017, at least 19,800 were deemed unnecessary. That has cost us as taxpayers $10 million, and it could cost us $100 million more over the next five years. This news comes on the back of the IG report published a few weeks ago. The record-keeping system that tracks these eligibility exams was not … [Read more...] about At Least $10 Million In Taxpayer Funds Blown On Unnecessary Disability Exams
Mailroom: The simple answer to this common question about your 100 percent disability rating is, “Maybe.” But rather than guess about your own disability rating, here are some facts to help you assess your own disability and employment prospects. We get questions like this one quite often in our 26,000 veteran Facebook group wondering how working or using VA Voc Rehab will … [Read more...] about Can I Lose My 100 Percent Disability Rating If I Find A Job Or Use VA Voc Rehab To Get A Job?
The Federal Circuit just reversed years of bad case law finding veterans can receive a service-connected disability for pain alone without a present diagnosis or pathology. Basically, the Court concluded the Department of Veterans Affairs added additional criteria to what the term “disability” means as it related to disability compensation. The Court called VA’s argument as … [Read more...] about Fed Cir: Veterans Can Now Get Disability From Pain Alone, VA Opposition ‘Illogical’
A report released Monday revealed VA denies 4 of 5 disability claims for veterans claiming disability for Gulf War illness despite evidence showing over 40 percent suffer from it. The Government Accountability Office released a report Monday analyzing Gulf War Illness (GWI) claims of veterans from 2010 to 2015. Of the 102,000 claims received, VA only approved 18,000. That is … [Read more...] about Gulf War Illness Report Finds VA Rejects 80 Percent Disability Claims