Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Courses for Accredited Individuals

VA Approved Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Courses

For VA Accredited Attorneys and Claims Agents

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"We designed these courses (online and DVD format) not only to help you maintain your VA Accreditation (see 38 C.F.R. § 14.629) and acquire a thorough knowledge of VA disability benefits available to veterans and their survivors, but more importantly to teach you how to competently apply for those benefits. Through the online video and DVD training, the supplemental training documents, the step-by-step instruction in the "How to Apply..." textbook and the 220 VA forms and claims support documents on CD, you will develop a skill set necessary to successfully prepare claims for Disability Compensation, DIC, Pension, VA Healthcare, Funeral Benefits, Aid and Attendance Allowances, HISA Grants, and more..." - Thomas Day, Director

VA Accreditation CLE

Continuing Legal Education - VA Approved Video Course and Textbook


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

Updated in December, 2016

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

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.


CLE | Authority | Samples | State CLE | Annual Certificate

This Continuing Legal Education Course (updated in December, 2016) is approved by the Department of Veterans Affair's Office of General Counsel and will meet the mandated first year CLE requirements or any ongoing 3 hours of CLE on veterans law and procedures required every two years (see 38 C.F.R. § 14.629).


State MCLE Credits

This course, along with being approved nationwide to satisfy VA's CLE requirements, is also pre-approved for state CLE credits in California (3.75 credits), Colorado (5 credits), Florida (4.5 credits), Georgia (3.8 credits), Illinois (3.75 credits), Ohio (3.75 credits), Tennessee (3.97 credits), Utah (3 credits), and Virginia (4 credits). Learn more...


What You Get with this Course

How to Apply for Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits for Veterans and Their Survivors- A 550 page Textbook, How to Apply for Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits for Veterans and Their Survivors (2017 Edition), providing detailed step-by-step instructions for submitting all veterans disability claims – more than 30 categories of claims

Content10 valuable training support documents numbering 360 pages in addition to the textbook

Content4.5 hours of self-study video training outlining the textbook instructions and qualifying an accredited attorney or accredited agent for 3 hours of CLE credit with the Department of Veterans Affairs

ContentA claim support data disk containing over 240 forms and documents to support the claim system in the textbook

ContentTimely analysis on proposed changes to regulations governing Pension applications

ContentValuable video training on using the new successful VA fully developed claim system

ContentA pre-printed "Certificate of Completion" with detailed instructions for submission to simplify and safeguard your notifying the Office of General Counsel of your completed training

ContentFuture follow-up from our staff to remind you of submitting your yearly VA good standing certification and also notifying you of your next anniversary for CLE training.


Video Course Outline

Module 1 Qualification Requirements for VA Benefits
Module 2 Understanding Claims for Veterans Pension and Survivors Pension
Module 3 Discussion of VA's Proposed Rules Changes for Pension
Module 4 Understanding Claims for Disability Compensation
Module 5 Understanding Claims for DIC and Burial Benefits
Module 6 Understanding VA Healthcare and HISA Home Modification Grants
Module 7 The Successful New Fully Developed Claim System for VA Disability Benefits
Module 8 Understanding Appeals
Module 9 Generating Income for Your Practice by Assisting Veterans


Added Benefits

This training will provide you with strategies:

  • to enhance your ability to prepare fully developed claims through step-by-step instructions for up to 30 different types of disability claims including Compensation, DIC, Pension, VA Healthcare, Funeral Benefits, Aid and Attendance Allowances, and more,
  • to legally make income from assisting veterans,
  • to get in front of more senior veteran clients for the purpose of offering your services, and
  • to navigate through VA's proposed rules changes regarding pension (including the 3 year look back and penalties for transferring assets).

VA Accreditation CLE - New for 2017

New Continuing Legal Education - VA Approved Video Course and Textbook


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

Completed in July, 2017

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

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


Quantity:

ReviewsRead Reviews | About the "How to Apply" Book

* 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.


CLE | Authority | Samples | State CLE | Annual Certificate

This new Continuing Legal Education Course – approved by the Department of Veterans Affair's Office of General Counsel in April 2017 – will meet the mandated first year CLE requirements or any ongoing 3 hours of CLE on veterans law and procedures required every two years (see 38 C.F.R. § 14.629). The information in this course and the detailed handbook that comes with the course is a result of knowledge derived from our participation in thousands of claims for veterans disability benefits.

This training covers important new information for 2017 on filing successful claims or appeals and includes:

  • A description of VA’s new electronic claims system and whether to use eBenefits or paper claims
  • New paper forms required for the Claims Intake Center in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • Little-known long-term care benefit allowances for your aging clients who are receiving VA disability and survivor benefits
  • Strategies for fast approval of Pension Aid and Attendance claims
  • Strategies for receiving positive award decisions for Disability Compensation claims or appeals
  • Signing up for VBMS access to claims folders in the regional office
  • Instructions on how to legally make income from helping veterans with claims

State MCLE Credits

This course, along with being approved nationwide to satisfy VA's CLE requirements, is also pre-approved for state CLE credits in Florida (3 credits). More states coming soon...


What You Get with this Course

ContentA pre-printed "Certificate of Completion" with detailed instructions for submission to simplify and safeguard your notifying the Office of General Counsel of your completed training

ContentA DVD containing the 6 training modules in MP4 format (we also provide a link for you to view the video training portion online if you choose)

ContentVideo training module titles (3 hour viewing time):

  • Module 1 – Introduction and Overview of Claim Representation (21 minutes)
  • Module 2 – Description of New Claims Procedures and New Forms to Use (20 minutes)
  • Module 3 – How to File a Successful Disability Compensation Claim (46 minutes)
  • Module 4 – How to File a Successful Pension Claim (62 minutes)
  • Module 5 – DIC, Adverse Decisions, Accrued Benefits and Burial Benefits (25 minutes)
  • Module 6 – Final Instructions and Other Important Information (6 minutes)

ContentTraining and support materials on the DVD which include:

  • A discussion of the proposed rules changes for Pension,
  • All of the regulations in Title 38 CFR Part 14 pertaining to accreditation
  • Instructions on how to put together a consulting practice to legally make income from helping veterans with claims without having to do appeals
  • Instructions for submitting the Course Training Certificate to VA and applying to your state for mandatory CLE credit

How to Apply for Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits for Veterans and Their Survivors- A 550 page Textbook, How to Apply for Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits for Veterans and Their Survivors (2017 Edition), providing detailed step-by-step instructions for submitting all veterans disability claims – more than 30 categories of claims. The training textbook/handbook has been enlarged and updated for filing successful claims and includes:

- 550 pages of detailed instructions, strategies and hints, rate tables for 2017 and other vital information pertinent to up-to-date filing procedures

- A DVD containing the containing 240 VA surveys, Disability Benefits Questionnaires, VA claims forms and other important filing documents, and thousands of pages of support material which includes

  • 38 CFR part 3 (358 pages),
  • 38 CFR part 4 VASRD (214 pages) along with indexes and equivalence codes to find ratings tables,
  • all of the newly revised 2016 adjudication manual M 21-1 (about 1,300 pages in word format) which pertains to compensation and pension claims,
  • support material for many of the 18 different types of compensation claims discussed in the handbook to include hundreds of pages of helpful information for PTSD, Individual Unemployability and agent orange claims,
  • detailed checklists for filing fully developed claims for pension and compensation
  • hundreds of pages of VA reports and statistics
  • rate tables for all benefits for 2017
  • additional support material