Jump to content
Using an Ad Blocker? Consider adding HadIt.com as an exception. Hadit.com is funded through advertising, ad free memberships, contributions and out of pocket. ×

Suggestions for VA Claim self help books

Recommended Posts

Hello everyone, I am new to this site, and blogging in gerneral.

Does anyone know of any good self help books concerning VA Claims?

Can anyone recommend the ebooks by the "Veterans Law Blog", they look good, they seem expensive.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 5
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

I have purchased the annual VBM by NVLSP since 1991.

It helped me succeed in all of my claims.

This is a law book , about 800 pages, so lots to read.....

But I am sure there are many other good books out there.

My claims arose from 2 claims my husband had pending when he died.

I learned how to file FTCA, 1151, CUE, reconsideration, comprehend Nehmer,  and file successful NODs and a successful BVA appeal etc etc etc....solely from studying this law manual and it has helped me to help others here.

It is a law book with multiple citations and CAVC and OG Pres op references.

My claims had put  me into a very unique scenario. Both the DAV and the State of NY reps said they would fail.

Without their so -called support I did much better . I had the VBM , the evidence I needed, and the determination to win.






Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderator

I believe the the VBM published by Nexus Lexus is the best you can buy, book or CD Format.

I also agree about VLB (the veterans law blog)  by attorney Chris Attig is  good to learn from

but you can use the internet for free and some of the Law Firms & University's  are great putting out information concerning Veterans Claims.

& I recommend to study and familiarize yourself with the CFR'S & Aquatint  yourself with VA Guideline's and their use of words display.

VA Acronyms are good to know.

If you can't Afford these books, use the internet & Hadit.Com :smile:



Link to comment
Share on other sites


I got my 2015 VBM just last week.  Wife don't know how much I (we) paid for that thing. The numbered pages go to 2094. With S&H it cost me a full day's wages.



You can take your chances, and for sure, get solid advice on here. But as mentioned by Berta and Buck, getting these materials will be like bringing a gun to a knife fight.  And...they will pay for themselves more times over than you can count.

Personally I chose Berta's way and ordered the latest edition of the VBM.

Semper Fi

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I found asknod's book very helpful http://www.amazon.com/Veterans-Administration-Claims-What-Successful/dp/1477139516/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1464994001&sr=1-1&keywords=asknod

I also found value in researching the VA's Code of Federal Regulations.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Ads

  • Ads

  • Ads

  • Our picks

  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • Advertisemnt

  • How to get your questions answered...


    All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

    Tips on posting on the forums.

    1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.
    2. Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
    3. Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.

    Leading to:

    Post clear questions and then give background info on them.


    • A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
      • was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
    • B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
      • I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?

    This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.


    Your firsts posts on the board may be delayed before they show up, as they are reviewed, this process does not take long and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.

    This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before they hit the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims and this helps us do that.

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   


  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines