Category Archives: Appeals Modernization Act

§5104(b)–WHAT’S IN YOUR RD?

February 22. In Bent Brain land, the folks in white coats call it a trigger or precipitator of depression. You watch that date approach inexorably every year and dread its arrival. After two weeks in a horrible funk, you crawl … Continue reading

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BVA–I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW

Once upon a time, we had the Legacy system of litigation. It worked fine from about 1960 on until some gomer decided it was broken around 2016. Enter Congress and the “Big Six” VSOs. Ruh-oh, Rorge. Any time somebody in … Continue reading

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FORT FUMBLE, ANYWHERE USA–WHEN FIRST WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE

Happy New Year, pilgrims. I don’t ever want to come across as too bubbly and effervescent in these posts because I know there are many of you struggling to survive-both medically and financially. Concomitantly, I try to avoid giving false … Continue reading

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VETERANS ADMINISTRATION 2021–BOLDLY GOING NOWHERE

Sunday Morning in America…Overstated? Undue alarm? A bestial scream in the afternoon for more readership? Naw. Nothing like that, I assure you. In fact, this is meant to be one person’s subjective, Sunday Morning Quartertback, personal view of the VBA … Continue reading

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FORT FUMBLE, NEBRASKA–HELTER SKELTER

Only in the corndog capital of the United States could you have a VA adjudicatory mishap of such epic proportions presented with a straight face. Nah. Just kidding. In this day and age, with the VA’s National Work Queue (NWQ), … Continue reading

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MVA v. SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS–ADVENTURES IN ADVOCACY

Boy howdy there’s nothing like waking up in the morning (on the left coast) and discovering an email from Chris Attig banging a gong and sounding the alarm. It’s not often we get to take the VASEC out behind the … Continue reading

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PLANNING AHEAD FOR CUE

I often preach about CUE as the hardest thing to win. It can be challenging and dicey to eke out a win. Here’s a daisy. My Bluewater Vet got a rotten 19 year Fenderson look back. I knew he would. … Continue reading

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BEGINNERS’ LAW

I keep getting really basic questions about law now from Vets who are filing Extraordinary Writs up at the Court or “CAV-ICK” (CAVC) as Chairman of the Board of Appeals pronounced it yesterday at the Spring NOVA conference. I liked … Continue reading

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FORT FUMBLE (DROC SEATTLE)–19TH NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

Folks, I have to tell you. Very rarely have I spent more time in a one-year period trying to ride herd on a bunch of VA cats.  I had them squirting off left and right and cancelling claims like they … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW THURSDAY 2/25/2021

If you are otherwise unoccupied tomorrow evening 2/25/2021 at 1600 HRS on the Left Coast, tune in for some interesting discussions on the recent about face of the Veterans Administration on equitably deciding claims. This process, since shortly before the … Continue reading

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