Category Archives: 1154(b) combat presumptions

LZ CORK-MAMA’S GONNA MAKE A LITTLE SHORT’NIN’ BREAD

  Put on the skillet, slip on the lid, Mama’s gonna make a little short’nin’ bread. That ain’t all she’s gonna do, Mama’s gonna make a little coffee, too. What an auspicious day for a Decision Review Officer (DRO) Hearing. … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–CLEAR AND UNMISTAKABLE ERROR

It’s one thing to recite 38 CFR to me and tell me what some arcane VA manual said about how to rate _____________ and under what circumstances and how the regulation has percolated down to us in the ensuing forty six … Continue reading

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BRANDED-AND YOU KNOW YOU’RE A MAN

What are the odds you could ever find two Veterans, of two entirely different wars no less, who VA had somehow shortchanged out of years and years of compensation. Granted, towards the end they were munificent beyond belief in actually … Continue reading

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WORKPLACE VIOLENCE IN IRAQISTAN

Here’s some pretty raw, unfiltered footage, certainly not on a par with the Daesh beheadings on AlGazebo TV. Nevertheless, it conveys to me why we’ll always have the greatest, best-trained professionals. It felt like this somewhat in Southeast Asia. We had air … Continue reading

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CAVC– DOBBINS V McDONALD– AB V. BROWN REDUX IN VA 9

As I love to point out, some of the best VA law is found in reversals. What better place to look than CAVC Judge (Saint) Mary Schoelen’s rulings. She seems impervious to the stares and consternation of her fellow jurists … Continue reading

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COVA–MYLER V. DERWINSKI–RETAINED SHELL FRAGMENTS

During the course of the last two years, most of you know we have been helping Butch Long in his quest for his medals and a truly compensable rating commensurate with his disability picture. It hasn’t been easy. Between the … Continue reading

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BVA– ANOTHER JETGUN WIN IN ST. PETE’S W/ COMBAT EXPOSURE

Here’s a great BVA read from a good attorney in Florida. Ralph Bratch nailed this one with good cites and an excellent nexus for the Vet. As is standard operating procedure, VA tried to hang the drug allegation around his … Continue reading

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