Monthly Archives: November 2018

VETERANCLAIM’S BLOG–ONE MORE TOOL IN YOUR VA POUCH

I feel remiss in forgetting to share this earlier-like about five or six years ago earlier. Some who have mastered the art of Google Search must have inevitably run across this gentleman’s blog. He and I converse on the great … Continue reading

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FY 2018 DARWIN AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

It makes me shudder to think we older folks are only an absentee moment away from all these winners. Well, some anyway. I sure don’t fault that poor gomer for the plexiglas mishap. I’ve been there. Fortunately, I didn’t eat … Continue reading

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2018–PERPETUAL THANKS

Having joined the 30,000- Joules club three times in 90 seconds one morning (and graduated), my perspective on life is probably different than many of yours. As near as I can tell, I’ve used up 6 of any 9 potential, … Continue reading

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CAVC–COOK v WILKIE-ADDITIONAL BVA HEARINGS

That which is not forbidden by law is permitted. Somebody at the Office of General Counsel is going to have to go back to the Drawing board and put out a new blurb in the Fed. Register to prevent this … Continue reading

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FEDERAL CIRCUIT JUSTICE

Cupcake asked me to blog about this anomaly. Imagine filing your VA claim at the local Fort Fumble.  You wait 125 days (right!) for your denial. You are then in for a long wait for an appeal. We’re talking six … Continue reading

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HADIT.COM RADIO SHOW FOR 11/15/2018

I just received a request for my appearance on the Hadit.com podcast two days hence. We’ll be discussing an SMC client of mine with an interesting fact scenario. We’ll also be discussing an interesting precedential decision from the CAVC promulgated … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2018

By some miracle, I’m still alive to celebrate again this year. Thank you Gilead Sciences. With Hepatitis C, that which doesn’t kill you nevertheless kicks the shit out of you forever. I think the same applies to VA health care … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Day, Centenary of WWI 1918-2018

A melange of resources: UK Royal British Legion–Poppy Legion Twitter (Link)–They went all out.  White House Twitter (Link) Battle of Belleau Wood Wikipedia (1–26 June 1918) (Link) White House Flickr photos (Link) VA Twitter (Link) It’s a big weekend in France … Continue reading

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VBMS–EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW

Those of us who have made the jump into the VA’s computer system known as the Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS)  have many things to say about it. Paleolithic, Neanderthalic, slower than the seven year itch and more are just … Continue reading

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THE HALLOWEEN POST-GAME WRAP

As most  know, my April Fool’s gene always comes out around Halloween. To say I’m addicted to humor is a masterpiece of understatement. This is a product of being told I’m going to die. Well, duh. The only problem with … Continue reading

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