Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Courses for Accredited Individuals

Approved Continuing Legal Education Courses to Maintain VA Accreditation with Veterans Affairs

For VA Accredited Attorneys and Claims Agents - Self Study

If you cannot remember your renewal date or have questions, please call (800) 989-8137.

Temporary Discount Code (10% Off) - "CLE10"
You may complete this CLE at Home

"Since 2013, we have designed these self-study courses (online video and DVD) not only to help you maintain your accreditation (38 C.F.R. § 14.629), but more importantly to help you acquire a thorough knowledge of VA benefits available to veterans and their survivors and to teach you how to competently apply for those benefits. Through the 3 hour course, step-by-step instruction from the 2021 "How to Apply..." book and 200+ VA forms and claims support documents on CD, you will develop a skill set necessary to file appeals and claims for Disability Compensation, DIC, Pension, VA Healthcare, Burial Benefits, Aid and Attendance Allowances, HISA Grants, and more..." - Thomas Day, Director - We are not affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Course to Maintain Accreditation with Veterans Affairs

VA Accreditation CLE (2020-21)

Self Study - Continuing Legal Education - VA Qualified & Bar Approved


Understanding Veterans Affairs Disability Law for Maintaining Accreditation $185.00* - FREE Shipping
Updated on January 1, 2021

"Understanding VA Disability Law for Maintaining Accreditation"

ONLINE & DVD Format | 3 Hours
Includes 2021 "How to Apply" Book

The Online Course link will be emailed to you immediately after purchase. The DVD, Certificate of Completion, and Book will ship via mail.


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

CLE | Authority | Samples | State CLE | Annual Certificate

This new Continuing Legal Education Course (updated in January, 2021) is approved by numerous state bar associations and meets the qualification requirements under 38 C.F.R. § 14.629 for renewal of VA Accreditation. It will satisfy the mandated first year CLE requirements or any ongoing CLE on veterans law and procedures required every two years.

State MCLE Credits*

This course, along with qualifying nationwide to satisfy VA's CLE requirements, is also pre-approved for state CLE credits in Florida (3 credits), Georgia (3 credits), Illinois (3 credits), Nevada (3 credits), North Carolina (3 credits), Ohio (3 credits), and Washington (3 credits).

*Must be submitted within 30 days of purchase. More states coming soon...




What You Get with this Course and what Makes this Course Better than other Courses

How to Apply for Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits for Veterans and Their Survivors- The most comprehensive textbook ever produced, How to Apply for Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits for Veterans and Their Survivors (2021 Edition), on how to apply for disability benefits and how to win appeals.

ContentState Bar CLE Credits in pre-approved states and instructions on how to obtain credit in states that have not pre-approved our course

ContentAn online and DVD video presentation that educates by providing useful instructions and strategies instead of just informing

ContentPDF versions of the detailed video slides for reviewing and understanding concepts

ContentUp-to-date details on all of the major changes in the rules to include textbook instruction on the new rules for Pension with aid and attendance and the new process for unfavorable decisions and appeals under the Appeals Modernization Act

ContentStep-by-step instructions on filing successful claims and a unique method for winning more appeals to include all of the necessary forms and support evidence

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

ContentA claim support disc. This content-rich disc comes with the textbook. The contents are also available online and are updated on a regular basis with new forms and instructions to keep you up-to-date. The support disc contains: 184 different application forms, surveys and checklists for application or appeal for all benefits; current rate tables for all benefits; over 3,500 pages of adjudication manual M 21-1; 980 pages of pertinent excerpts from Title 38 CFR; instructions on charging fees; thousands of pages of reference material on all veterans benefits; and 5 case studies to help you understand the claims and appeals process

ContentDetailed information on how to legally charge fees and opportunity for you to call or email with specific claims questions


Video Course Outline

  • Module 1 - Instructions for Using This Course to Maintain Accreditation - 9 minutes (see sample slides)
  • Module 2 - Understanding the Authority for Representation before VA - 21 minutes (see sample slides)
  • Module 3 - Understanding Eligibility and the New Claims Process for Disability Benefits - 34 minutes (see sample slides)
  • Module 4 - Understanding Disability Compensation and How to Apply - 60 minutes (see sample slides)
  • Module 5 - Understanding DIC and How to Apply - 21 minutes (see sample slides)
  • Module 6 - Understanding Pension with Aid and Attendance and How to Apply - 53 minutes (see sample slides)
  • Module 7 - Understanding the Modernized Review System - 40 minutes (see sample slides)
Course to Maintain Accreditation with Veterans Affairs

VA Accreditation CLE (2018-19)

Self Study - Continuing Legal Education, VA Qualified & Bar Approved


CLE Accreditation Course for VA Law – How to File a Successful Application using VA’s New Claim Procedures$185.00* - FREE Shipping
Updated in November, 2018

"CLE Accreditation Course for VA Law – How to File Applications using New Procedures"

ONLINE & DVD Format | 3 Hours
Includes 2021 "How to Apply" Book

The Online Course link will be emailed to you immediately after purchase. The DVD, Certificate of Completion, and Book will ship via mail.


Quantity:

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

CLE | Authority | Samples | State CLE | Annual Certificate

This CLE Course (updated in November, 2018) is current for 2021 except for the new appeals procedures (the accompanying book does cover the new Appeals Modernization Act). This CLE meets the qualification requirements under 38 C.F.R. § 14.629 will satisfy mandated first year CLE requirements or any ongoing 3 hour requirements.


State MCLE Credits*

This course, along with qualifying nationwide to satisfy VA's CLE requirements, is also pre-approved for state CLE credits in California (3 credits), Florida (3 credits), Georgia (3 credits), Illinois (3 credits), and North Carolina (3 credits).

*Must be submitted within 30 days of purchase. More states coming soon...


What You Get with this Course

This training covers important new information for 2018-19 on filing successful claims or appeals and includes:

  • A discussion regarding Rules Changes (effective October 18, 2018) for Pension including the new 36 month look-back, bright-line net-worth, penalties, and covered assets
  • 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

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 & Understanding the Pension Rules Change (58 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 new rules changes for Pension (effective October 18, 2018),
  • 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- Accompanying textbook, How to Apply for Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits for Veterans and Their Survivors (2021 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:

- Detailed instructions, strategies and hints, rate tables for 2018-19 and other vital information pertinent to up-to-date filing procedures

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

  • 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 2018-19 adjudication manual M 21-1 which pertains to compensation and pension claims,
  • support material for many of the 18 different types of compensation claims discussed in the handbook (includes 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 2018-19
  • additional support material



Compare Our 3 Hour CLE Courses with Other Courses



Description of Features Offered Our CLE Course Other Courses
Cost of our training to include features below $185.00 Up to $695
New rules for aid and attendance pension and appeals YES MAYBE
3 hours self-study from a DVD or self-study online YES MAYBE
An indispensable 548 page textbook with appendix YES NO
A content-rich claim support disc YES NO
Detailed information on how to legally charge fees YES NO
Turnkey process for renewal with the Department YES MAYBE
State bar CLE credits YES USUALLY
Opportunity to call or email with claims questions YES NO
Useful education instead of just information YES NO
140 detailed PDF slides for reviewing concepts YES USUALLY
Unique filing method for winning claims and appeals YES NO