There are major changes afoot within the VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment program - - some might even call it a facelift of sorts. What do Artificial Intelligence, new policies, and vocational benefits for veterans have in common? VA Vocational Rehab at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Last week, I was fortunate enough to be able to meet with VRE Service … [Read more...] about Major Changes Afoot Within VA Vocational Rehabilitation
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This year’s VA Vocational Rehabilitation conference was the first of its kind held at the newly remodeled St. Paul Regional Office, but that was not the only first. The conference also held the first veterans panel for the benefit of conference attendees, which was made up of senior leadership within Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VRE or VocRehab). The veterans … [Read more...] about VA Vocational Rehabilitation Conference Holds First Veterans Panel
There is a very simple thing any disabled veteran can do to make their VA Voc Rehab Counselor love you the first day. Get educated. The key to getting the most out of your VA benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is to get educated about the VA benefits you seek because that will, in most instances, make most VA employees love you. Why, you might ask? The … [Read more...] about How To Make Your VA Voc Rehab Counselor Love You
Yesterday, a VA Vocational Rehab insider spilled the beans on a secret policy change inside VR&E that, if true, is handcuffing counselors and harming veterans. Just three years ago, VA Voc Rehab announced proudly that it was pushing self-employment for disabled veterans in the program. One VA OIG investigation later, VR&E has possibly changed course to the detriment … [Read more...] about MMQB: VA Insider Spills Beans via Social Media
Hi and thanks for checking in for this Monday Morning Quarterback. I was shocked to read about VA's cavalier attitude toward protecting veterans data from China and other nations. Or, maybe I should not be too surprised at all. Before I get into that, here is a little about what is going on in my world. Over here in sunny Minnesota, I moved, graduated from law school, … [Read more...] about MMQB: Did China Hack Your VA File?