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manage Department of Veterans Affairs

disabled veterans benefits.

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Filing your VA and/or Social Security disability

claim is not a spectator sport.

We believe you are the best person to manage your claim.

You're smart enough to hold an honorable discharge,

then you're smart enough to fill out some forms and

put those forms in the mail.

You must be involved. If you expect someone else to do the grunt

work for you and for FREE, you lose.

This web site can provide you with all you need to file and win

your well grounded claim. But we can't file that claim for you.

Yes, your VA is supposed to help you.

No, your VA will NOT help you.

You're on your own.

Research your claim as you file it, do it right the first time.

We're here to help.

Questions and comments can be sent directly to Jim.


No, we don't use the phone very much.

We won't call you, we don't publish our number.

We prefer to use email for the security and record it gives

us when we are reviewing your claim or evidence.

The veteran or a family member must contact us by email.

We can't reach out to veterans, the veteran must contact us.

Check out the Wayback Machine

If you'll enter the URL of the VAWatchdog

(or any other web site you want to explore)

the Wayback Machine will show you screenshots

and history of your chosen target.

Veterans Law Attorney

I'm Jim Strickland.

That's me above, at my VA clinic in Savannah, Georgia.

I edit and contribute to the VAWatchdog.

I'm a veteran of the Army 1967 - 1970.

I served in Germany at the 98th General Hospital.

I'm retired from a career in health care that started at

Ft. Sam Houston.

​I use VA services just like you do.

​I started working with Larry Scott at VAWatchdog in 2006.

Veterans Law Attorney
Veterans Clinical Psychologist
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Veterans Law Attorney
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Medical Malpractice Attorney

Editing the VAWatchdog.

Veterans Law Attorney

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We believe that we strictly comply with all copyright and trademark laws,

rules and regulations in accordance with accepted fair use policies.

We believe that all photographs and other artwork are in the public

domain. If you believe we have violated any of your

rights to your work products, please email us immediately.


Our mission, goals and values are simple.

We are all about educating veterans.

We do that by providing a headline news aggregation service for veterans and their families.
We believe that an informed veteran will fare much better in life.

The benefits we earnedthrough our dedicated and honorable military service can often

be complex and not easyto obtain. VAWatchdog provides you with simple instructions

that you can use to manageyour VA benefits. We believe that most veterans should take a

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) approach  tohandling VA benefits claims.

VA does not require thatyou have a "representative".

The fact is that VA would rather work directly with the

veteran to adjudicate a veterans disability claim.

Veterans disability claims are often challenging but once the veteran understands the
Veterans Administration rules, the process of managing your  benefits is much easier.

Nobody cares about your claim the way you do.
You may be filing a disability claim about obstructive sleep apnea, prostate cancer, agent
orange related benefits or you may want information about any of the hundreds of other
VA benefits that are available to you. We don't shy from the more controversial topics like
marijuana and the VA or your rights as a veteran to own a gun, pistol or to be given a
concealed weapons carry permit.We avoid rumors. We aren't here to bash the VA.
We publish the facts that we believe are the most correct and of most use to you.

Contact VAWatchdog

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Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO BOX 4444
JANESVILLE, WI 53547- 4444

Toll Free Fax: 844-531-7818

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Contact your VARO

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VA has three RPOs that handle GI Bill claims.

Find your region here.

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Do you really want  to help other veterans and their dependents? Do you want to help us fix the broken VA? Then get inside the belly of the beast as a volunteer.

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There are additional benefits that you may be

eligible for that are based on a favorable decision for

a VA benefit and/or based on special circumstances.

These are known as derivatives.

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Complaint Line is open;


Tip of the day...The White House hotline isn't in

the white houseand it's run exclusively by the VA.

Thanks Trump!

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The fellow above is Larry Scott.

​He founded the VAWatchdog in 2005.

Larry and Jim started aggressive advocacy efforts together in 2006.

Larry passed away some years ago from

a non-service connected illness.

I promised Larry I'd carry on the tradition of

helping veterans to obtain the benefits they've earned.

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You're now at the most informative

veterans disability benefits site anywhere.

Welcome Aboard! 

Since 2005 the VAWatchdog has been keeping an eye on VA...because somebody has to.

The primary goal of VAWatchdog is to educate veterans. It's our philosophy that a  veteran

should understand the reality of what he or she faces when dealing with the Department of

Veterans Affairs and other, similar agencies. Rather than handing your Power of Attorney

(POA) over to a stranger who  may or may not have any particular skills, education of training,

we believe  that you are equipped to manage your own VA claim. All you lack is the information

about how the system really works.  You'll find that here in the pages of VAWatchdog.

As the site grows, navigation becomes more of a challenge. Finding what you need on any

busy site can be a problem. We're working hard to try and make it simpler for you. You must

devote some time to the task. Many veterans believe that they can hand their benefits issues

over to a representative  and that the rep will take care of it for them. Nothing is further from the

truth.  The vet who expects a representative to handle their claim is in for a disappointing

adventure.  We teach DIY...Do It Yourself.  A new veterans claim begins with a

VA Form 21-526EZ

.  Completing that form isn't rocket science.  The quality of

your outcome is largely up to you. The time you  devote

to learning how this works will impact the result when you get the award letter.