Jerrel and John have graciously invited me on for another show. This should be interesting. I’d like to teach all of you how to weaponize your claims so you can’t lose. Yep. You read that correctly. Yesterday morning I had two different 800 Dial-A-Prayer (800-827-1000) conversations going at the same time-one from Fort Fumble in Montana and one from my local Travel Board hearing contact Tammy at the Seattle Puzzle Palace. That’s a first. Time to buy more phone lines…
Best of all, I can’t seem to lose. I’ve had a few setbacks on timelines to completions in the Vets’ favor but no outright denials. And boy howdy, when the Travel Board Hearing whizbang calls to tell me a DRO is tossing in TDIU after only a six-month argument over how ill my Vet is, well, I know I’ve “arrived” in this business. She also was begging me to drop the rest of the appeal! Screw them. Why didn’t the DRO call me herself ? Mind you, I’m not bragging but it seems I’ve found the Rosetta Stone on how to prosecute VA claims.
I might not make much money filing for the obvious and winning before it gets to the NOD stage but that’s good. I don’t have the time and don’t need the money. Oddly, after looking at the “Client Board ” above my desk, I see (gasp) vacancies to take on more claims. I do hope this doesn’t engender you folks in a mad dash to the email to swamp me but it does appear my own personal backlog is abating. If VA continues to keep throwing in the towel every time I file a NOD, I’m going to be disappointed. I enjoy using all that legal knowledge to write sound, scathing epiphanies on why my Vets should prevail. No one (except me) takes pleasure in making DROs squirm and have to admit they’re wrong. I will say they are gracious in defeat rather than obstreperous, adversarial and angry.
Be there or be square. Mark your calendars for the day after tomorrow at 1900 Hrs on the Least Coast, or, if you’re more blue-blooded than red, at 1600 Hours on the Left Coast. For those in middle America, I ask you to use your mathematical skills to interpolate the correct time difference.
The call in number, unless Jerrel and John are funning me, remains …
347-237-4819 (push #1 to talk)
Remember the mantra- Leave no Veteran behind. If you have the ability to help, do so. Even if it’s only to send them to Hadit.com or asknod.org. for more info.
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