Category Archives: BvA Decisions

BVA–JETGUN WIN BUT IT TOOK TEN YEARS AND A GOOD VA LAW DOG

You read about the VA hamster wheel. Perhaps  you’ve taken a few rides yourself in the claims game. BVA remands, as I’ve pointed out in the past, are time alligators. My pet advocacy game with these jetgun claims is simple. … Continue reading

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Vet forced to go off DMII meds to prove he has it

Nurses have told us that DMII is a chronic condition; that once you have it, you always have it.  And to never go off the restricted diet or risk suffering terrible side effects.   When we lived in a senior … Continue reading

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VA Spousal Resource Protection Amount

There have been some reforms in this area.  Please note that there may be more current information available on this topic from a VA social worker.  Spousal impoverishment for VA extended care is covered under 38 CFR 17.111 (pdf) 1601a_06_hk_2015_11_10 VHA … Continue reading

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CAVC-#16-2098–EX WRIT–RESPONDENT’S RESPONSE

I do so love the new electronic world of footprints. The new Veterans Management of Benefits System (VMBS) is a wonderful tool to tell you what happened when and in near real time. One of the unexpected benefits of becoming … Continue reading

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Important new CAVC ruling on emergency reimbursements 38 U.S.C. § 1725

My old Marine recently received emergency treatment (LINK) at a non-VA hospital.  He is enrolled in Medicare and VA health care. We want to know who is legally obligated to pay what portion of the bills when they start rolling in … Continue reading

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BVA–THE NEW PRESUMPTIVES FROM CAMP OF THE YOUNG

From the Al Unser Memorial Fort Fumble in Albuquerque, New Mexico: Camp Le Jeune, if spelled correctly, is French as most know. By rights, when named, it would have been more appropriate to call it Camp pour le jeune fils … Continue reading

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HADIT.COM RADIO– WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS NEVER STAYS THERE

John and Jerrel have invited me to come spill the secrets of the NOVA Witches and Warlocks Supreme Council in Lost Wages, Nevada last week. I gladly do so in hopes none of this valuable information is buried but rather   … Continue reading

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