Monthly Archives: June 2016

CAVC–CARPENTER v. McDONALD–ACCESS TO VBMS FILES

With the advent of the Veterans Benefits Management System came the world of virtual access. Gone are the days of the paper c-file for the most part. Everything is now electronic with the benefit of word-searchable .PDFs. Who could ask … Continue reading

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CAVC–ILP ZERO HOUR’S 9 AM

Unswervingly true to my word, and not having heard a word from the Fort Fumble crew in Seattle, I solemnly proceeded to my local USPS and allowed Postmistress Dee Dee to anoint my offerings to Secretary ‘call me’ Bob, OGC (027) … Continue reading

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CAVC–GRAHAM v. McDONALD II-WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

Hooooooo, doggies. It’s Extraordinary Writ time again in the Northwest. Many of my friends have chided me for giving the chuckleheads at 810 Varmint Lane NW even this long to act on the greenhouse. I sure can’t say I didn’t give … Continue reading

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Draft bill: “Caring for our Heroes in the 21st Century Act”

News from Frank (VT) to consider:  Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) is working on a bill that contains many VA healthcare restructuring proposals.  She wants feedback on the 58-page discussion draft (LINK). “With this draft legislation, my goal is for … Continue reading

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BVA–ACUTE VERSUS CHRONIC HEPATITIS C

The lengths the VA will go to in order to deny a claim are impressive. Sometimes they resort to inundating you in extraneous facts that have absolutely no bearing on the decision. The further afield you go in an effort … Continue reading

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CAVC–COLLAZO V McDONALD–COULD’VE, WOULD’VE, SHOULD’VE

Those very same three horses ran in the fourth, fifth and sixth races of innumerable visits to the track until I met Cupcake. She feels  the heat in her fingers and can feel the winner on the program. But that’s … Continue reading

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HADIT RADIO SHOW THURSDAY @ 1900 (L) EDT

Jerrel will regale us with his three-judge BVA hearing that shrank down to a  GS-11 (Step 7) Decision Review Officer hearing with LawBob Squarepants Bob Walsh. John will take a break from scuba diving in his underwater kitchen looking for his … Continue reading

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