VA Vocational Rehabilitation has long hidden behind a unknown shield where counselors approve and deny veterans in secret.
What I mean by secret is that veterans were unable to generally find the justification VA would use when denying their claim for benefits in this arena. Recently, Voc Rehab published a new set of manual guidelines called the M28R that spells it out, but it’s impossible to search as VA published it.
View VA’s hot garbage version of the M28R here: http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/M28R.asp
Go figure, right? $150 billion every year and they still post resources like the M28R in a way that makes them impossible to search without spending days digging.
For those of you who are unfamiliar, Veterans Affairs new M28R is the guide all Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors must use when making decisions. In fact, they are not allowed to make a decision that runs contrary to it. Instead, Voc Rehab Counselors are now turned into rehab legal monkeys that merely approve and disapprove claims without adding much thought to the claim.