Is VA Claims Insider Legit?

Is VA Claims Insider Legit

We realize disabled veterans are the ultimate skeptics, and want to know if VA Claims Insider is legit.

The purpose of this post is to explain WHY we exist, WHO we are, HOW we do what we do, and WHAT we do in detail.

VA Claims Insider is the “Uber of VA Disability Claims.”

We connect veterans with vetted medical professionals in our referral network for medical examinations, Disability Benefit Questionnaire (DBQ) reviews, and credible Medical Nexus Opinions for a wide range of disability conditions.

VA Claims Insider serves veterans LIVE and in community in a “Done With You” Mastermind concept with fellow disabled veterans from around the world.

Our movement consists of 5 brands and a team of 125+ disabled veterans and medical professionals who all work together to help fellow veterans get the VA disability rating and compensation they deserve in less time.

We currently serve more than 200,000 unique veterans per month across our websites and membership programs between Military Disability Made Easy and VA Claims Insider.

VA Claims Insider was founded in 2016 by Air Force service disabled veteran and former U.S. Air Force Academy NCAA Division I hockey player, Brian Reese.

Captain Brian Reese leaving Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2011, pinned on is the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (DMSM) for exceptionally meritorious wartime service.

Our WHY:

We believe veterans are underrated by the VA. Our purpose is to get ALL veterans what they legally, morally, ethically, and medically deserve. We are “INSIDERS!”


To be the most trusted name in VA disability claims.


Veterans helping veterans get the VA disability rating and compensation they deserve.


Our Core Values define what it means to be ELITE. 

These Core Values apply to ALL of us at VA Claims Insider. 

VA Claims Insider has 5 Core Values

#1 Empathy: Empathy is at the heart of who we are. It is the key to providing Elite-level customer service. We will listen, respect, relate, and seek understanding with each other and the veterans we serve.

#2 Learning: Learning is both a mindset and a philosophy. We must always grow and adapt, learn and apply knowledge, be resourceful, do and be more, and constantly challenge the status quo. Nobody knows it all and there is no such thing as “good enough.”

#3 Integrity: Integrity means doing the right thing, all the time, even if nobody’s looking. We will make mistakes, but we will never sacrifice our integrity. Without integrity, the rest of our core values don’t matter.

#4 Teamwork: If we want to go far, we must go together. We will build-up, support, and be accountable to each other in all things. We will collaborate as a team, and the best ideas will win. The team is more important than our individual wants and needs.

#5 Enthusiasm: Enthusiasm is the driving force behind our culture. It is the energy and passion that fuels everything we do. It is a contagious positive attitude. It is what makes our craft fun and exciting. 

What is VA Claims Insider?

VA Claims Insider is a service-disabled veteran owned medical coaching/consulting AND media company, and our mission is simple and singular: “Veterans helping Veterans get the VA disability rating and compensation they deserve.”

VA Claims Insider Elite

We fulfill our mission by offering disabled veterans a suite of digital products and services inside our membership programs, to include DBQ reviews and medical nexus opinions from our network of private medical providers.  

Similar to Amazon Prime and Costco, we operate a membership-based business with three programs: (1) VA Claims Insider MASTERY, (2) VA Claims Insider ELITE, and (3) VA Claims Insider LIVE.

Program #1: VA Claims Insider Mastery is our self-paced online course with 3 modules, 20 video lessons, and tons of real templates that teaches veterans how to file a winning VA disability claim even if they’ve already filed or been denied.

Program #2: VA Claims Insider Elite is our premier medical coaching/consulting program intended to help veterans connect with qualified medical professionals for DBQ reviews and Medical Nexus Opinions spanning the entire VA disability claims list of more than 800 conditions.  

Program #3: VA Claims Insider Live is our immersive 3-day live-event experience where we will be revealing the EXACT, step-by-step process we’ve used to help over 5,000 disabled veterans increase their VA disability rating by an average of 30% in under 90 days.

VA Claims Insider Reviews

We’re extremely proud of our 5-star average VA Claims Insider reviews on Google and our nationwide accreditation from the Better Business Bureau as Medical Consultants.

We were recently honored by Google as a Highly-Rated “Veteran-Led” business.

VA Claims Insider Highly Rated “Veteran-Led” Business on Google

Behind all these 5-star reviews are real disabled veterans, just like you and me, whose lives and financial futures have been changed forever because of the VA Claims Insider movement.

If you’re still wondering is VA Claims Insider legit, check out our most recent reviews:

VA Claims Insider Google Reviews

VA Claims Insider Google Reviews

VA Claims Insider, LLC is a BBB Accredited Business located in Austin, Texas, however, we’re also an online company and we serve veterans from all over the world, regardless of your current location.

VA Claims Insider is BBB Accredited Since 2018

Is VA Claims Insider Accredited by the VA?

VA Claims Insider, LLC is NOT an accredited VSO, claims agent, attorney, or entity recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and is not affiliated with the VA in any way.

VA Claims Insider, LLC does NOT assist veterans with the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of VA disability claims for VA benefits (it’s against Federal law to do so without accreditation).

Veterans shall prepare and file their own claim and represent themselves “self-representation” aka “pro se” representation or work with an accredited VSO, which offer services for FREE. 

Veterans may search for and appoint an accredited VSO by clicking HERE.

Veterans may also search and find Accredited Attorneys, Claims Agents, or VSO Representatives by clicking HERE. 

By using our website or VA Claims Insider, LLC’s Mastery, Elite, or Live membership programs, you acknowledge that there are completely FREE services available to assist veterans in the filing of VA disability claims for VA disability benefits.

Veterans always have the option to utilize the free services provided by entities such as National Service Organizations (e.g., DAV, VFW, AMVETS, American Legion, Purple Heart, among many others), Service Organizations, State Sponsored Veteran Service Officers, and/or the paid services of VA accredited agents or accredited VA attorneys.

Utilization of VA Claims Insider, LLC’s website or services is NOT required to submit a claim for VA disability benefits, and you may achieve a positive VA disability claim outcome with these other free or paid organizations, or even on your own.

The VA Claims Insider website is solely for marketing purposes and should not be considered as medical or legal advice.

For more information about our Disclaimer, please review our Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, and Disclaimers HERE. 

Why Doesn’t VA Claims Insider Seek VA Accreditation?

We are a team of entrepreneurs, innovators, medical doctors, psychologists, and physicians’ assistants.

Our sole focus is on the medical evidence requirements needed to help veterans win previously denied VA disability benefits for which they are eligible by law and to uncover high-value secondary VA disabilities based upon medical evidence of record.

Because we do NOT perform the job functions of a VSO, claims agent, attorney, or any other entity who represents veterans (with power of attorney) before the VA for disability benefits, there is no need to seek VA accreditation.

Doing so would be like a doctor pursuing a law degree or a plumber deciding to get HVAC certified—it doesn’t make sense, it’s a round peg in a square hole.

We proudly support many non-profit organizations at both the state and national level because we need our VSOs to help veterans navigate the VA claim process in their pursuit of VA disability benefits.

We do NOT “supplement” the work of accredited VSOs, claims agents, or attorneys–we *COMPLEMENT* them–with the medical evidence needed to diagnose, prove service connection on an “at least as likely as not basis,” and allow veterans to document their current symptoms, which could result in veterans getting the VA disability rating and compensation they deserve in less time.

It’s kinda like Peanut Butter and Jelly—they’re good on their own, but better together (see, just look at the picture below). 🥰

VA Claims Insider Founder Brian Reese and his wife Laurel Danielson

What are the VA Claims Insider fees for and are they authorized fees?

We do NOT ever charge fees related to VA disability claim preparation, presentation, and prosecution, nor do we participate in these types of activities for veterans–it’s against Federal law to do so without accreditation, and it would also be considered an “unauthorized fee” (in our opinion).

The fees we charge are for “Access and Permission to Use” to the VA Claims Insider Elite membership program proprietary resources, which include deeply discounted medical consultant services from our network of vetted independent medical providers as well as our proprietary VA claim resources offered inside the Elite Experience Portal (EEP).

Instead of charging veterans thousands of dollars to access our proprietary resources up-front, which we value at a minimum of $13,119 inside the Elite program, we decided to make these resources FREELY available to those who join our membership programs, and you only pay AFTER you win your VA disability claim AND get a higher VA rating. If you don’t win and get a higher rating, you don’t owe us a penny.

Here’s a sampling of the VA Claims Insider proprietary resources offered to veterans inside our Elite membership program:

  • The Elite Experience Portal (EEP) ($4,997 value)
  • Buddy Letter Generator Tool ($564 value)
  • VA Claims Insider Mastermind Group on Facebook ($564 value)
  • High-value VA claim video trainings, templates, tutorials, and real Statement in Support of a Claim examples ($997 value)
  • Access to our network of independent medical providers for DBQ reviews & Medical Nexus Letters ($997 value)
  • Access to explainer Masterclass $5,000 per year in direct award academic scholarships for your dependents ($5,000 value)


VA Claims Insider (VACI) Texas License Plate

How much do other medical professionals charge veterans?

We are aware of other medical professionals who provide medical examinations, DBQ reviews, and medical nexus opinions and charge $10,000 or more up-front for these services, with NO GUARANTEE that the medical evidence will help a disabled veteran in their pursuit of VA disability benefits.

Some companies charge $1,000 per disability examination, $600-$1,000 per DBQ signed by a Medical Doctor, and $1,500 per Medical Nexus Letter…no thanks.

We think this is ridiculous and so we decided to structure a better deal for disabled veterans, regardless of their current financial situation.

We don’t ever want a financial constraint to be the reason why a disabled veteran can’t join our membership programs.

How much does VA Claims Insider cost?

VA Claims Insider does NOT charge veterans any up-front fees for access to the VA Claims Insider Elite membership program.  

But first, let’s go back to our discussion about the VA Claims Insider Elite membership program and what it means to be a “member.”

I’ll use Costco as an example because many veterans understand it and can relate.

I’m a Costco member myself, and as a member, I get discounted access on products/services both in-store and online.

VA Claims Insider Elite is structured in a similar way, except we don’t charge a penny up-front to become a member.

Our VA Claims Insider Elite members get “members only” prices and discounts on the medical professionals in our vetted referral network because of the volume we do, which are listed below for comparison:

VA Claims Insider Elite Membership Savings Chart and Cost Comparison

VA Claims Insider “Members Only” Price List

The private medical providers in our vetted referral network charge fees at the rate of $100 per Disability Benefit Questionnaire (DBQ) review, and $200 per Medical Nexus Letter.

The independent psychological evaluation with a U.S. board certified psychologist is $395.

There is a one-time, non-refundable medical records review fee of $100.

We’ve structured it this way to avoid any actual or perceived conflict of interest for veterans.

The medical professionals in our vetted referral network do NOT work for VA Claims Insider as employees, and are not influenced by our company in any way.

They are 100% independent and objective in their medical examinations and medical evidence for veterans.

If any medical examination requires an in-person evaluation, such as a Range of Motion (ROM) test or a medical diagnosis of a disability/condition from a Medical Doctor (MD), the independent medical providers in our vetted referral network reserve the right to charge an additional fee.

*Please note: NONE of these medical coaching/consulting services are required, and you as the veteran may obtain DBQs and Medical Nexus Opinions from your own medical providers using our templates, possibly even for FREE.  

If you do receive an increase in your monthly VA disability benefits, our VA Claims Insider Membership Agreement stipulates our standard fee of 6x the monthly increase, payable one time, either lump sum at a 10% discount or over 12 months at no interest.

For example, if the veterans rating before utilizing our services is 50% at $1,000 per month, and the veterans rating after utilizing our services is 90% at $2,000 per month, the veteran would owe VA Claims Insider 6x the monthly increase, or $2,000-$1,000 = $1,000 x 6 = $6,000.

In this example, if the lump sum option is selected, the total owed would be $6,000-$600 (10% discount) = $5,400.

In this example, if the monthly payment plan is selected, the total owed would be $6,000/12 months = $500 per month at no interest. 

Is VA Claims Insider a Scam?

We realize and acknowledge that disabled veterans (especially elderly disabled veterans) have been and will continue to be targeted by dishonest individuals attempting to profit (scamming veterans) without providing any exchange of value.

Beware of Scams Targeting Disabled Veterans!

A scam is defined online as: “A dishonest or fraudulent scheme that attempts to take money or something of value from people. A scammer may, for example, present somebody with false information during an offer or deal. What appears to be a quick-profit scheme is, in fact, a trick. The victim of the scam, if the scammer is successful, loses his or her money. Scammers cheat their victims or marks out of their money.”

If disabled veterans believe they are a victim of a scam, fraudulent activity, or misrepresentation for VA disability benefits or VA pension benefits (e.g., “Pension Poachers”), we recommend reporting bad actors to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the VA’s Office of General Counsel:

  1. Submit a Consumer Complaint to the FTC
  2. Report the scam to Local and State authorities  

Free VA Disability Claim Resources for Veterans

VA Claims Insider Elite can help you win, service-connect, and get a higher VA disability rating from the VA. We can also help you with the medical evidence needed to WIN your appeal.

💯 Get FREE VA benefit resources at our website:

💣 Check out the VA Claims Insider Blog here:

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💥 We go *LIVE* every Tuesday and Wednesday on the Brian Reese Facebook Page:…

🚀 Sign up for VA Claims Insider Elite, get instant access to the ELITE Experience Portal (EEP) and $13,119 worth of proprietary VA claim resources TODAY for FREE, and have our medical team get started on your VA disability claim now:

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I’m sure many of you reading this message right now are underrated by the VA…

This means you do NOT currently have the VA disability rating and compensation YOU deserve, and you could be missing out on thousands of dollars of tax-free compensation and benefits each month.

As a fellow disabled Veteran this is shameful and I’m on a mission to change it.

Brian Reese here, Air Force service-disabled Veteran and Founder @ VA Claims Insider.

Since 2016, VA Claims Insider has helped thousands of Veterans just like you get the VA rating and compensation they deserve using our network of medical professionals for DBQ reviews and medical Nexus opinions.

If accepted into our Elite program, you’ll get exclusive access to the ELITE Experience Portal (EEP), which contains over $7,500 worth of high-value VA claim resources, as well as access to our proprietary medical consulting process for DBQ reviews and medical Nexus opinions, which could result in a higher VA rating in less time.

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