Monthly Archives: October 2011

CAVC–Carleton (The Doorman) v. Shinseki– Informal CUE?

Carleton R. Criss had a little disagreement with the VA Secretary. Apparently he hasn’t read up on 38 CFR and 38 USC. This is unfortunate because he now has a lot of time invested into an appeal that went nowhere. … Continue reading

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Buddhist Ghostbusters

While attending St. Mark’s Sunday Field services for deer hunters, a fond memory came back to me from SEA. No, we didn’t go deerhunting.  I was recalling Buddhist priests who required a tithe once a week to keep bad spirits … Continue reading

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CAVC– Ledford v. Derwinski (1992)– Why we can file for HCV

Veterans have asked me over time why we have a path to HCV when we legitimately didn’t have symptoms of it in service. 38 CFR 3.303 is the path most take for diseases or injuries that were documented in service. … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“When I joined the military it was illegal to be homosexual, then it became optional, and now it’s legal. I’m getting out before Obama makes it mandatory.” GySgt Harry Berres, USMC  I believe Harry has summed up what a lot of … Continue reading

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THE ROI AND CHOCOLATE

At every VAMC you will find a ROI. That, if you haven’t visited the VA dictionary, is the Release Of Information portal. You will end up there eventually for several different reasons which we shall talk about today. You have … Continue reading

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CAVC– GEORGE V. SHINSEKI– DUE PROCESS?

If you have never filed a claim with VA, I suppose you could be a little lame as to what the procedures are. When VA tells you that you need to go to a Dog and Pony show to determine … Continue reading

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BVA– SPECULATION OR BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT?

Milo J Hawley has been a VLJ for as long as I can remember. He is not very forgiving of stupidity, be it the VA or the Veteran. If you arrive in his class without your homework or if its … Continue reading

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