VA Accredited Representative & Practitioner Training Course

Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 – Sunday, Apr 19, 2020

8:00am – 8:00pm

The training session will take place in Chicago as follows from 18 APR 2020 to 19 APR 2020 as follows:

  • 18 APR 2020: 0800 to 2000 (break from 1200 to 1300)
  • 19 APR 2020: 0800 to 2000 (break from 1200 to 1300)

NOTE:

  • For any VSO, training is a requirement as part of continuing legal education.
  • For any current Claims Agent or Attorney, training is required as part of continuing legal education.
  • For any prospective Claims Agent or Attorney, training is highly recommended.

The following content will be covered across the below three major components of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs during each two day training period:

  • VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION (VBA, including Education and Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment)
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT SPECIALIZED TRAINING WILL BE OFFERED ON THE SPECIFICS OF THE NEW APPEALS MODERNIZATION ACT AS IT HAS COMPLETELY CHANGED APPELLATE PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES.
  • VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (VHA)
  • NATIONAL CEMETERY ADMINISTRATION (NCA)

–>38 U.S.C. 5901–5905 § 14.627

  • Organization of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VBA, VHA, and NCA)
  • Definitions used in the representation of VA claimants and appellants
  • VA Forms
  • VA Claims and Appeals Procedures

–>38 U.S.C. 5901–5905 § 14.626

  • Purpose of accredited representation
  • Types of accredited representatives

–>38 U.S.C. 5901–5905 § 14.628

  • Recognition of organizations authorized by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs

–>38 U.S.C. 5901–5905 § 14.635

  • Resources provided by the VA to accredited representatives
  • Office space and facilities provided to VA Service Organizations (VSOs)

–>38 U.S.C. 5901–5905 § 14.629

  • Requirements for accreditation of service organization representatives; agents; and attorneys
  • Conduct of accredited representatives
  • Office of the Inspector General

–>38 U.S.C. 5901–5905 § 14.632

  • Standards of conduct for persons providing representation before the Department of Veterans Affairs

–>38 U.S.C. 5901–5905 § 14.631

  • Powers of attorney; disclosure of claimant information
  • Access to information in VA Claims Folder (“C-File”/”C-Folder”)
  • VA electronic information systems: VBMS, SEP, VACOLS, SHARE, E-BENEFITS, TRIP training, PIV Cards

–>38 U.S.C. 5901–5905 § 14.636, 14.637

  • Payment of fees for representation by agents and attorneys in proceedings before Agencies of Original Jurisdiction (AOJ) and before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA)
  • Payment of fees for representation by attorneys in proceedings before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC)

–>38 U.S.C. 5901–5905 § 14.633

  • Termination of accreditation or authority to provide representation under §14.630
  • VA’s Office of the General Counsel
  • Quality Review Teams

–>38 U.S.C. 5901–5905 § 14.630

  • Authorization for a particular claim

–>38 U.S.C. 5901–5905 § 14.634

  • VA appointed Fiduciaries
  • Banks or trust companies acting as guardians
  • Client Intake
  • Initiation, phases, and management of claims
  • Initiation, phases, and management of appeals
  • Communications with VA employees
  • Veterans Benefits Administration and E-BENEFITS Electronic Systems
  • Applications for Equitable Relief
  • Communications and collaborations with Congressional Offices
  • VA Field Manuals governing development and rating procedures and processes
  • Analysis of decisions made by the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA)
  • Analysis of decisions made by the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC).
  • Practicums and Vignettes
  • Client Simulations
  • Sample accreditation examinations
  • Reviews of solutions to the examinations
  • Questions and Answers
  • Best practices and strategies for accredited representatives to consider
  • Conclusion

NOTE: THIS TWO DAY TRAINING COURSE PROVIDES CONTENT AND TRAINING THAT SEPARATELY AND IN TOTAL, ARE IN EXCESS OF $6,000. I am offering the above course at the below DISCOUNTED rates:

  • New Students (i.e. those among you and/or others you recruit to attend the course): $1,500
  • Returning Students (i.e. those among you who underwent previous training: $500
  • Payment will be required in advance by credit/debit card no later than 16 APR 2020
  • Receipts will be provided via e-mail. Certifications marking the completion of training will also be provided at the conclusion of the training session on 19 APR 2020.

Please let me know if you want to be a part of this upcoming training experience NO LATER THAN 16 APR2020.

Event Category

Training Course

Event Location

Online Digital Course

Event Fees

$ 1500.00

Total Seats

200

Remaining Seats

200