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CAVC– WELCH V. SHULKIN–PISSING OFF THE POPE

Most Veterans don’t understand how this VA poker game works. I know it took me around the block three times with Veterans Services Organizations running interference for VA against me. Every once and a while I like to look back … Continue reading

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NAVAL INTELLIGENCE

Received from the Oorah contingent (who else?) this morning is an interesting commentary on the relative intelligence of Officers versus Non-Commissioned Officers. Far too often, the commands come down from above in “Make it so, Numbah One!” format. This has to … Continue reading

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BVA–ANOTHER “CLEAN” JETGUN APPEAL

One thing that will never happen is that a Regional Office will grant a jetgun-based appeal for Hepatitis C (HCV). VA is batting .1000 on that metric. However, in regards to appeals at the BVA, a new breed of Veterans … Continue reading

Posted in BvA HCV decisions, Jetgun BvA Decisions, Jetgun Claims evidence, KP Veterans, Nexus Information, VA Medical Mysteries Explained | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

VETERAN”S TOOL BOX

Tattoo this number to the top of the keyboard for VA claims gratification. Just out on Ron Nesler’s VA Is Lying Facebook site, the accompanying email address is the equivalent of the ‘Call me Bob’ McDonald’s cell phone. Use it sparingly … Continue reading

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CAVC–PERCY V SHINSEKI (2009) — WHO OWNS IT?

I have an unusual case of a gentleman who filed to stop a reduction in his rating. At the same time, he had a newly denied claim at the Seattle RO. The gentleman filed his NOD and the presumption of … Continue reading

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VA HEALTHCARE-TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL APP?

Just spotted this one. An excellent App. Will append it to the “VAROs and who’s who above in widgets. http://www.fedweek.com/armed-forces-news/web-app-aims-yelp-style-reviews-va-facilities/ Here’s the link to the website: http://www.vareview.net/ The downside to this is obvious. It’s a VA site and you have to … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–FIRE FOR EFFECT

As promised, and I’ve been asked numerous times, I give you the Joe Friday report. Hell. I expect I should have written it Monday morning for a more cliché’d VA approach. Butch and Barb have never had the august pleasure … Continue reading

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