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VA Benefit Identifier
National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is pleased to present the first of its kind app for use by military veterans and their advocates, available

for download through the NVLSP website,  

Apple App Store, or Google Play Store. This application helps veterans, with or without the assistance of a veteran’s advocate, determine specific VA benefits to which they are likely entitled.

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Read Me

RUMORS and misstatements abound when anyone mentions the TDIU benefit. 
Have a look here to learn the facts.

Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill

Thousands of Poor Performers Are No Longer at VA, Shulkin Boasts
Scandal-plagued dept. has made progress ever since the deaths of hundreds of veterans awaiting care sparked a national outcry. “So we’ve been able to remove thousands of employees from VA’s roll and set a standard for accountability so that those employees that are continuing to do an excellent job in serving are surrounded by other employees that have the same commitment.”

See what your representatives in Congress say and do.

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"Cadet Bone Spurs"
Duckworth slams Trump
I won't be lectured on military needs by a 'five-deferment draft dodger'

Support for Caregivers
Caregivers play an important role in the health and well-being of Veterans.

The Caregiver Support Program offers training, educational resources, and

multiple tools to help you succeed. Please contact our Caregiver Support

Line for advice on being a caregiver.

Veterans Law Attorney

Jim Strickland is a nationally known advocate for veterans and a member of the Stateside Legal Advisory Board.


The VAWatchdog Blog - A Compendium of Current Events & Op/Ed

Veterans Legal Help Navigator
Welcome to the Veterans Legal Help Navigator. This online tool helps veterans'

caseworkers and advocates across the country find the right fit legal help for veterans. 

American culture, military veterans, and the forever-war 
Too often, though, we fail to name the elephant in the room: the colossal military machine

that eats up the majority of the federal budget, that carries out wars without end,

that has almost 800 bases in over 70 countries, and continues to be, as Martin

Luther King charged, the greatest purveyor of violence on the planet. 

Veterans: “Snowflake” Trump tells Iran to listen to its people, but shuts us out
Veterans are shaming Donald Trump as a "snowflake" 
for blocking them on Twitter and ignoring their 
voices while his administration scolds Iran 
for blocking social media sites.

Jim; Not sure if you have seen this yet. I’ve attached an “invitation” one of our clients received inviting him to participate in the RAMP program. We had to read it about 5 times to understand everything, so I would highly recommend any veteran getting one of these to seek the advice of a rep or attorney. We can definitely see where making the wrong selection could be detrimental. We're happy to offer free evaluations to any veteran who gets a RAMP letter.   /s/ Julie Glover

Jim's Dirty Dozen
A blast from the past, the 13 rules we should all abide by if we expect to win claims. Although much of what I wrote way back then seems a bit dated, the truth is that not much has changed and any change hasn't been positive.
This was written back when Google still published software for what they called their "Knol", very similar to Wikipedia. My friend Katrina Eagleco-authored the piece. I hope you enjoy reading it and that it has some value today... /s/ Jim




Leaving The Military Wasn’t My Idea
How Separation Status May Affect Homelessness in Women Veterans

Prostate Cancer Facts
Vietnam Veterans can receive 100% disability benefits for prostate cancer but they have to file for it. Learn how to deal with your prostate cancer benefits here.

Veterans Question and Answer

The White House Veterans

Complaint Line is open


Military Veteran T-Shirt
Dysfunctional Veteran Cap

Since 2005 This Is The Site VA Reads

When They Want To Learn What They've Been Doing​

Is Alcohol A Problem?

VA promises faster action on unpaid bills from outside health providers
"...critics have warned that those moves could undermine the existing VA health system, by pushing patients and funding into medical centers less equipped to handle veteran-specific medical issues."
That is pure bullshit. Just what "veteran-specific medical issues" are we talking about? Diabetes? Cancer? Hernias? Unless you're talking combat related inuries or PTSD, VA and civilian treatment don't differ at all except that civlian therapy is faster, better, cheaper.

Veterans Clinical Psychologist

How to Apply for a Discharge Upgrade
Answer a series of questions to get customized step-by-step instructions on how to apply for a discharge upgrade or correction. If your application goes through and your discharge is upgraded, you'll be eligible for the VA benefits you earned during your period of service. All branches of the military consider you to have a strong case for a discharge upgrade if you can show your discharge was connected to any of these categories:
*  Mental health conditions, including PTSD
*  Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
*  Sexual assault or harassment during military service
*  Sexual orientation (including under the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy)

 Military Service Records, Awards, and Unit

Histories: A Guide to Locating Sources 

This guide provides information on locating

military unit histories and individual service

records of discharged, retired, and deceased

military personnel. It also provides information

on locating and replacing military awards and medals. Included is contact information for

military history centers, websites for additional sources of research, and a bibliography of other publications, including related CRS reports.

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VBA  Derivative Benefits Eligibility

The VA Benefit Eligibility Matrix

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.

Veterans Nutrition Vitamins Supplements

VA Form 21-526EZ

Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection

IncreasedDisability Compensation

Temporary Total Disability Rating
 Individual Unemployability
Compensation under

38 U.S.C. 1151
 Special Monthly Compensation
Specially Adapted Housing

Special Home Adaptation

Automobile Allowance

/Adaptive Equipment
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child

VA Form 21-0958 - NOD
​Notice of Disagreement
VA Form 21-534 EZ
Application for DIC,

Death Pension
Change of Address​

Add Your Dependents

Declaration of Status of Dependents

TDIU Annual

VA Form 4140

Veterans Legal Services
Veteran Proud

Patients must choose: Medical marijuana or gun ownership
And you thought Obama was going to take your guns away.

November 9th 2017
VA announces rollout and application process for new Veterans ID Card
December 5th 2017
High demand for new veteran ID cards crashes VA website
January 5th 2018
YouTube Veterans ID Card
The myth about some sort of veterans ID card has been floated around for as many years as I can remember.  VA has tried again and again but each time they fumble by printing your SSN on the front in bold letters or some similar privacy violation. Much of 2017 was spent with announcements of how great it would be when VA got our cards to us. As you can see, true to form, VA FUBARed it again.

Federal Register
Agent Orange Newsletter

Mental health resources for veterans, families

Many state and local organizations help

veterans and their families.

Here are some resources for mental

health and suicide prevention.

See what your representatives

in Congress say and do.

I am a Veteran

Veterans of the United States Uniformed Services may be

eligible for a broad range of

programs and services

provided by the

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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Welcome to the Veterans Legal Help Navigator. This online tool helps veterans' caseworkers and advocates across the country find the right fit legal help for veterans.

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C & P Exams

Everything You Need To Survive

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Daily Caller

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DENIED!!!   How To Appeal


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Medical Records Review

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Moscow Times

M21-1 Adjudication Procedures Manual
National Personnel Records Center

New York Times
Mother Jones

National Enquirer

Patient Record Flags

New Outreach for Vets Regarding
Discharges & Military Records.

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Smoking Gun

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Fact Sheets

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VA urges veterans to be
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VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn
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VA Payment for Emergency Care

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Veterans Benefits Administration
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Veterans injured by service wait
years for compensation hearings

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Benefits from Other Federal Agencies

A general list of other Federal agencies that

offer benefit programs and resources for

Service members, Veterans, and their families.

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Forms & Evidence here...

Use Certified Mail!!!

Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO BOX 4444
JANESVILLE, WI 53547- 4444
Toll Free Fax: 844-531-7818

Regional Loan Center

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and Employment

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Pension Management Centers

Education and Training
Regional Processing Offices

VA has three RPOs that handle GI Bill claims.

Find your region here.

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Appeals of Denied Claims

You have the right to appeal any benefits decision made by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). The VA appeals process is set in law and is different from other judicial appeals processes.

The Board of Veterans Appeals

The Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

How To Appeal A Denied Claim