Monthly Archives: October 2020


Greetings fellow VA trick-or-treaters. I don’t have a lot of claims like these because, well, it’s pretty hard to collect 20% of a greenhouse or a sleep number bed from VA on a holdback. It’s even harder to get any … Continue reading

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For the same reasons I don’t like videoconference hearings before VA Judges, so, too, I abhor what I just suffered through the last two days. NOVA’s legal conferences are scheduled for various parts of the United States in order to … Continue reading

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Good afternoon Pilgrims. I hope this finds everyone armed and dangerous with their votes ready to be cast. I’m told this year the admonition is to Vote Early…and Often. And here I thought you only got one vote. Naw. Just … Continue reading

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I received a NOVA update on how the Appeals backlog at the Board is faring. I’d give it (progress) a so-so on a scale of 1-10. Corovirus 20 aside, it seems the pesky backlog of Legacy Appeals continues to fester. … Continue reading

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Adopting a Pet During COVID-19: Resources for Veterans

As evidenced by emptying rescue shelters across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many people to welcome furry friends into their homes. People are spending more time at home than ever before, so for many, this is a prime … Continue reading

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2020 Nobel Prize for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded. “This year’s Nobel Prize is awarded to three scientists who have made a decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global health problem that causes cirrhosis … Continue reading

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Shut the front door. I thought I’d seen everything up to now. I’ve repped a 94 year old Marine and got him 100% for Bent Brain. I’ve done R2s and §1151s but this one is a daisy. Johnny Vet’s wife … Continue reading

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