Continuing Legal Education Courses for Attorneys and Claims Agents

CLE Courses for VA Accredited Attorneys and Claims Agents

3 Hour Approved DVD & Online Video Courses

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Authority for the CLEs

Our Unique CLE Training

Our 3 hour courses (approved by the VA Office of General Counsel and various state bars) will meet your initial first year CLE requirements or any ongoing 3 hours of CLE on veterans benefits law and procedures required every two years (see 38 C.F.R. § 14.629).

If you truly desire to assist veterans with claims for benefits, you need our unique CLE training. As far as we can tell, every other CLE training course gives you the statutory requirements for eligibility for certain benefits, but they leave out the most important part of what you need: the essential steps of how to obtain information, what the regional office is looking for in terms of evidence and how to actually prepare a successful fully developed claim.

CLE Accreditation Course for VA Law – How to File a Successful Application using VA’s New Claim Procedures$169.00*

"CLE Accreditation Course for VA Law – How to File a Successful Application for Benefits using VA’s New Claim Procedures"

Completed in July, 2017

ONLINE and DVD Format | 3 Hours | Includes 2017 "How To Apply" Book**


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* 1 course per user. Volume discounts available for additional courses or course certificates. Please contact us to discuss.

**If you have already purchased the 2017 edition we will discount the purchase price of this CLE Course. Please call (800) 989-8137.



Understanding Veterans Law and the New, Successful Fully Developed Claim System$169.00*

"CLE Course - Understanding Veterans Law and the New, Successful, Fully Developed Claim System"

Updated in December, 2016

ONLINE and DVD Format | 4 Hours | Includes 2017 "How To Apply" Book**


Quantity:

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* 1 course per user. Volume discounts available for additional courses or course certificates. Please contact us to discuss.

**If you have already purchased the 2017 edition we will discount the purchase price of this CLE Course. Please call (800) 989-8137.


About the Courses and Accompanying Book

With our one-of-a-kind 550 page course textbook along with over 220 included forms and surveys, you will learn exactly what to do to file a successful claim from the beginning.  This is a valuable service for your veteran client that will usually result in a favorable decision within a few months.  Why not invest in something that will help your veteran clients immensely instead of taking the other courses that in some cases are free.  What good does free do you when you don't have the right tools to work with?

Do any of the other courses teach you the specifics on how to do the following?

  • how to file a hearing loss claim resulting in approval within months
  • how to successfully file claims for hazardous exposure, Agent Orange, secondary disability, PTSD and individual unemployability
  • how to successfully file for an increase in rating
  • how to get SMC schedule (l) or schedule (s) for veterans needing long term care or who are housebound
  • how to prove service connection for a DIC claim when the veteran was not on claim at death
  • how to get the various aid and attendance or housebound allowances with pension, DIC and disability compensation
  • how to successfully get an award for pension within a few months
  • how to deal with the recent increased scrutiny from the regional office for pension claims
  • how to deal with the recent increased scrutiny for those already receiving a pension award
  • and dozens of more issues dealing with new claims or existing awards


The video above, hosted and narrated by Thomas Day, explains why our CLE will be valuable to you. There is a lot packed into these trainings. Over 100 narrated slides provide a wealth of information on all veterans disability benefits and how to use the new fully developed claim process to apply. This experience alone is well worth your cost and your time devoted to this continuing education experience. However, each of the 3 hours of video training is only a small part of this course. The reference handbook you will receive, along with the claim support data disk and the supplemental information on representation and the charging of fees, is the equivalent of a college course on veterans disability benefits and the new fully developed claim process.

How Our VA CLE Courses Can Benefit Your Practice

We don’t know why some of you decided to become accredited. Perhaps you attended a seminar, perhaps you felt it was a way to enhance your practice, perhaps you are a veteran and you want to help other veterans or perhaps you intend to use your accreditation authority to help as many veterans as you can. There are probably many more reasons out there. If your intent was to use it to expand your practice or to enhance your knowledge to help existing or new clients, our CLE courses are right for you. The video below, also hosted and narrated by Thomas Day, will explain how our CLE will benefit your practice.


Objectives of the VA CLE Courses

These courses are based around the new fully developed claim process from the Department of Veterans Affairs which covers all disability benefits except Parent's DIC. If you do not understand fully developed claims, you are doing a huge disservice to your clients. Fully developed claims result in timely decisions that are usually favorable. The standard claim process usually results in decisions that take months and even years and are often unfavorable.

We have created these courses with the intent of helping you:

  • Participate in three hours of VA CLE required training to acquire an overview of the background and knowledge necessary to assist veterans with any claim for disability benefits
  • Receive comprehensive instruction as part of this Department of Veterans Affairs approved CLE course from a 550 page textbook/reference manual along with a claim support data disk – a CD – containing over 240 different forms, surveys and physicians reports necessary for all types of veterans claims
  • learn the new Fully Developed Claim (FDC) Program that VA has recently implemented for disability applications for Pension, Disability Compensation and DIC. The textbook you receive with this course is your handbook for just about every type of disability claim you will ever encounter – about 30 of them – and the 19-step procedure for completing a Fully Developed Claim (FDC) application for each of these 30 types of claims
  • Understand how to obtain over 16 different aid and attendance or housebound allowances with pension, death pension, disability compensation, SMC and DIC for disabled veterans or spouses needing long-term care.
  • Understand legal methods to use your new knowledge to make income from assisting veterans, or to get in front of more senior clients to offer your services or to enhance your ability to help existing clients.
  • Understand the accreditation authority granted by VA to representatives of service organizations, agents, and attorneys to assist claimants in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for VA benefits.
  • Understand that you have an obligation to assist veterans
  • Understand that most accredited agents and accredited attorneys lack the knowledge to assist veterans properly

A Fully Developed Claim (FDC) is significantly more challenging than the standard claim track, but if followed correctly, the FDC track results in regional office decisions within a few months instead of years. And unlike standard track claim decisions, FDC decisions are often favorable. Using this new procedure, the need for appeals is reduced considerably. For example, using an FDC application, Thomas Day was awarded Disability Compensation monthly income in only 3 months. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War Era. Thomas is also severely disabled in his ability to walk and to use his hands and is grateful to the VA healthcare system for saving his life.


Samples of Various Modules the CLE Courses


Below are actual video clips taken from one of the CLE Courses. Please take a moment to review each one.

CLE - MODULE 1 SAMPLE VIDEO SLIDES

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CLE - MODULE 2 SAMPLE VIDEO SLIDES

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CLE - MODULE 3 SAMPLE VIDEO SLIDES

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CLE - MODULE 4 SAMPLE VIDEO SLIDES

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CLE - MODULE 6 SAMPLE VIDEO SLIDES

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