Monthly Archives: April 2015

ILP–THE GREAT BIG TRAVEL BOARD HEARING

Veterans Press-dateline April 29, 2015–Seattle VARO 346. Wowser. As I mentioned several weeks ago, VA opted to take me seriously and get me in to see a Travel Board Judge (VLJ) from the BVA at my earliest convenience. Since we … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–BUTCH GETS HIS TEETH

On behalf of myself and all you folks out there who made it possible with your generosity, I got Butch his new teeth (upper plate) that the Hospital threw away last November. Seems they didn’t think he needed them any … Continue reading

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BVA–COMBAT ENHANCEMENT UNDER 1154(b)?

Somebody contact the DAV in New York, New York pronto. This combat Vet got screwed and he has about a month or more to saddle up for the NOA at the CAVC . In this day and age, one would think … Continue reading

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BVA–OPEN MOUTH/INSERT LSD

In what might be one of the largest wastes of judicial time in the history of the VA, we are saddled with PRC 100 repairman Johnboy Vet. Johnny has yet to meet any drug he doesn’t like. The cumulative effects … Continue reading

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BVA–PERSONAL LAY TESTIMONY IS A VALID TECHNIQUE

I love BVA decisions for their simplicity. Here’s a great jetgun win that stands up on its own two legs because there’s really nothing to poke a hole in. It helps when the VA examiner quotes the FAST Letter in … Continue reading

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BVA–PADDING THE MEDICAL RECORD

I do not know how many times I have seen this phenomenon occur in VA law. Johnny Vet goes to VAMC for ailment. Johnny Vet is tested for HCV and turns up positive. Mr. Vet’s doctor, in true VA style, … Continue reading

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Good news: Statins and liver cancer study

Quick note.  A private doctor has recently prescribed statins to improve my husband’s lipid numbers. Previously, safety concerns about hepatitis and statins have kept them out of his medicine kit.  I’m assuming these fears are now allayed for other people … Continue reading

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BVA–TRAVEL BOARD HEARINGS

I see much written both here and over at HADIT.com about BVA hearings. For the majority of you, in the interests of getting rated as soon as possible, waiting for a Travel Board hearing face-to-face with a Veterans Law Judge … Continue reading

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THE ROADTRIP POSTSCRIPT

Returning from San Francisco’s NOVA conference was a case study in how you cannot get here from there. Cupcake insisted on taking the Route 1 Coast road. It has more turns than a pissed off sidewinder. The only positive feature … Continue reading

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BVA ANNOUNCES FDA (FULLY DEVELOPED APPEALS)

Not to be outdone by the AOJs, BVA spokeswoman Sharon “Hell No” Hellman, recently promoted and transferred in from Phoenix to 810 Yellow Brick Rd. NW 20420, today held an important press event. Sure enough, at the corner of Delay … Continue reading

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