Veterans’ Benefits (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $180 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 5/31/2018


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the June 2015 webcast, Veterans’ Benefits.

Topics covered include:

  • Representation Before the Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Claims Procedures
  • Basic Eligibility for VA Benefits
  • Right to Appeal
  • Disability Compensation
  • Disability and Indemnity Compensation (“Widow’s Compensation”)
  • Pensions
  • Health Care

The 3-hour qualifying course for lawyers to represent veterans—qualifies as the VA accreditation course nationwide.

Millions of veterans and their families are eligible for veterans’ benefits but do not take advantage of them. This program will familiarize you with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system and the types of claims that commonly require legal assistance. It includes plenty of “how you do what, when,” interspersed with practical tips. Whether you are looking to expand into a new practice area or even if you are already an experienced VA litigator, you will benefit from this program.

Topics include representation before the Department of Veterans Affairs, claims procedures, basic eligibility for VA benefits, right to appeal, disability compensation, disability and indemnity compensation (“widow’s compensation”), pensions, and health care.


To be able to practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs, VA regulations require that a lawyer take a three-hour accreditation seminar. If you are not yet accredited by the VA, you must FIRST complete and file the VA Application for Accreditation and receive approval back BEFORE attending the seminar. This approval procedure may take 30-40 days. Visit

Become familiar with the Department of Veterans Affairs system and the types of claims that commonly require your assistance.

Help veterans and their families get benefits to which they are entitled, including:

  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
  • Disability Compensation
  • Employment and Training
  • Parents’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
  • Special Monthly Compensation
  • Survivor Benefits
  • Veterans Health Care
  • Veterans Life Insurance
  • Burial and Memorial
  • Death Pension

Experienced VA litigators may think this course is a basic review, but with our experienced faculty, everyone will learn something new.




Daniel G. Krasnegor
Goodman Allen & Filetti
Daniel Krasnegor has more than ten years of experience in veterans’ benefits law.  In 1993, he started his career drafting decisions for the Veterans Law Judges at the Board of Veterans' Appeals and then defending Board decisions in the VA General Counsel's office. In 1998, he left the VA in order to work for veterans and their dependents by forming a Veterans Benefits section in one of the largest defense law firms in Virginia. Since that time, he has represented hundreds of veterans before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and at the VA. Mr. Krasnegor served as a member of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Rules Advisory Committee from 2001 to 2007 and is a founding member of the Court of Appeals for the Veterans Claims Bar Association.

Angela N. Manz
The Law Office of Angela N. Manz, P.C.
Virginia Beach
Angela N. Manz focuses her practice on elder law and estate planning, including Medicaid Planning, Veterans Benefits, Guardianships/Conservatorships, Elder Abuse, Estate Planning, Probate/Trust Administration, and Care Management.  She works with clients to plan for the future and cope during times of crisis.   She is a graduate of the William & Mary School of Law.

Laurie Forbes Neff
Director and Managing Attorney
Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers and Veterans
George Mason University School of Law
Professor Neff is a cum laude graduate of Pepperdine University School of law, where she was lead articles editor for the Pepperdine law review.  Before joining the faculty at the law school, she practiced litigation at McGuire Woods LLP s Tyson Corner and litigation and family law at Wolcott Rivers Fates in Virginia Beach.

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