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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

Posted in ASKNOD BOOK, CAVC Knowledge, CAVC ruling, CAVC/COVA Decision, Earlier Effective dates, KP Veterans, SMC, SVR Radio on hadit.com, VA Agents, VA Medical Mysteries Explained | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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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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BROWNWATER RAMBO AND PEPÉ LE PEW

Everyone would like to think they have the mustard to contend with any catastrophe in, on and/or around their haciendas. That’s probably why you see so many of them folks after a hurricane standing on their roofs waving a white … Continue reading

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DNA AND CHASING THE CUE RAINBOW

I had my DNA tested by Twentyfourgalore.com ® to see whazzup. Nope. No Down syndrome. I realize some of you have had your doubts over the decades. I also figured I might like to know if I had a smattering of … Continue reading

Posted in CUE, Inferred claims, KP Veterans, NOVA Attorneys, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Motions for Reconsideration | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments