Category Archives: 38 CFR § 3.156(b)

CAVC–MITCHELL v McDONALD–THE NEVER-ENDING BERAUD REDUX

Ever since the Bond v. Shinseki dustup that had to travel to the Fed. Circus for clarification, we see the VA’s continued intransigence toward the concept of new evidence submitted in that golden window either with the NOD or within the … Continue reading

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CAVC–BERAUD V. McDONALD–BERAUD III-SISTER MEG’S PANEL OF ONE

Having received the bitchslap from the Federal Circus, Judge Lance and Coral Wong pulled the eject handle and left Sister Meg Bartley in the cockpit to handle this do over. And well they might as Sister Meg was the lone dissenter. … Continue reading

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VASEC–WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CALL BOB?

Hold on to your hats, ladies and gentlemen. First I wish to express an abject apology to Robert. A. McDonald, our newest and potentially most intriguing of all VA Secretaries to date. I was cynical after over twenty years of … Continue reading

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FED. CIRCUS–BERAUD V McDONALD–JUSTICE INTERUPTUS II

We sure can’t blame Call Me Bob (513-509-8454) McDonald for this one. If Ric Shinseki had been minding the store and given Mr. Leonard NMI Beraud, a former squid, his due recompense, we wouldn’t have to reiterate 38 CFR 3.156 (b) … Continue reading

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CAVC–BERAUD v. SHINSEKI–MEG BARTLEY TO THE RESCUE

Rarely in the history of the Court of Veterans Appeals do we see a decision announced and published on a Thursday revoked the following Monday. This implies an inept process with few, if any, procedural safeguards to protect the litigant. This is … Continue reading

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