Monthly Archives: October 2015

VA emails not true for Vermonters: “When you’re in, you’re in”

The return to our home in Vermont, from MN, hasn’t been too easy or too hard–we are managing and making progress.  However, attempting to transfer care from the Minneapolis VA to White River Junction/Burlington Clinic continues to be a miserable … Continue reading

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ALLISON HICKEY-THROWING OUT THE BABY WITH THE BATHWATER

It is with great sadness I read of Brig. General Allison Hickey’s decision to pull the yellow and white ejection handle over her head and punch out yesterday. We cannot say we didn’t see it coming and I, for one, commiserate … Continue reading

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DIAGNOSTIC CODES IN RATINGS GRANTS

I frequently see claimants on Hadit.com’s forum mention they cannot decipher their grants and that the decision doesn’t specifically identify the rating by Diagnostic Code or DC. Duh. VA really would prefer to keep you in the dark on that … Continue reading

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#ALLVETSLIVESMATTER

What’s wrong with America? Are politicians so shallow that they willingly abrogate the compact between Veterans and their Nation? Rarely do I inveigh in the political sector as it is the third rail that impedes our cause. The moment the … Continue reading

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BVA–WHY VETS WILL NEVER ‘GET’ THERE

As in years past when I first began this blog as a teaching tool, I still love to use BVA decisions to illustrate what can go wrong. They  comprise approximately  70% of all published so there’s no dearth of them to pick … Continue reading

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BVA–ANOTHER JETGUN WIN WITH GOOD NEXI

We at asknod always have our ears peeled for anything useful coming out of the BVA decisions on Hepatitis C. In their haste to rush more decisions through with the ever-increasing numbers of appeals, the Board is shoveling these claims out the … Continue reading

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HUGFEST 2015

Having only four bedrooms, I had to abbreviate how we did Hugfest 2015. Try as I might, I could not seem to connect at a fest with Brad or Sam. We fixed that by making it required attendance rather than … Continue reading

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VIETNAM DUSTOFF ASSOC. HIGHLIGHTS

I apologize for my tardy posting of this magnificent event. Cupcake and I had to rush home and prepare for the Hugfest 2015 event which we’d scheduled way back in June-long before Bruce invited me to speak in San Diego. … Continue reading

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