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Understanding Service-Connected VA and DoD Benefits

Audio/Video Training Course

If you are interested in expanding your practice to include service-connected claims or just want to better understand these types of VA benefits so that your clients apply for and receive everything they are entitled to receive, you might want to consider purchasing this comprehensive training program. It covers not only a basic explanation of service connection but associated advanced issues as well.

This program is almost seven hours long and can be played and paused at your convenience. It is in pdf format with typed audio, so that you can not only hear the presentation but read the audio as well. All references such as those to the C.F.R., U.S.C., M21 VA policy manuals, and websites of interest are linked, making them easy to access.

This program has been approved for six CLE hours and fulfills the mandatory requirement set forth in 38 C.F.R. §14.629 regarding the maintenance of VA accreditation for those who have already met their first-year requirement. These six hours can also be used to make up missing accreditation CLE hours. It comes with a thorough discussion of twenty-six case studies along with typed audio of these cases. Numerous handouts are also included.

This audio/visual recorded program addresses:

  • service-connected disability compensation

  • medical evidence and documentation

  • presumptive and non-presumptive claims

  • ratings and special monthly compensation

  • total disability individual unemployability (TDIU)

  • reopening a claim

  • Nehmer claims

  • Dependency Indemnity Compensation for survivors

  • special laws related to marriage

  • DIC rates

  • special benefits for children born with birth defects of veterans who served in Vietnam

  • VA Health Care system and benefits

  • CHAMPVA and Tricare for Life

  • Medicaid and service-connected benefits

  • 1151 claims

  • notices of disagreement


This program also contains:

  • time-sequencing, allowing you to skip to specific sections

  • almost seventy handouts related to service-connected issues as well as information related to Camp Lejuene, CITI program, and the Radiation Exposure Comprehensive Act (RECA)

  • many claim forms with mark-up notes and an audio/visual explanation of each form

  • lists of supporting evidence for claims

  • samples of healthcare providers’ letters for both presumptive and for non-presumptive conditions

  • VA statistics

  • resources, websites, and references


The cost for this comprehensive video and all associated materials is $850.00 and can be paid with any major credit card.


To purchase this program, please contact Jay McIntyre at 770-591-0260 or by e-mail at

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