Category Archives: BvA Decisions

BVA–RAPID TURNOVER OF STAFF ATTORNEYS BODES ILL FOR VETS

My good friend Vicki sent me a link the other day that really rolled my socks down. I was mortified to think how this impacts the backlog at the BVA for docketing our appeals. Mind you, I take some of … Continue reading

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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

Posted in BvA Decisions, BvA HCV decisions, HCV Risks (documented), IMOs/IMEs, Jetgun BvA Decisions, Jetgun Claims evidence, KP Veterans, Lawyering Up, NOVA Attorneys, VA Attorneys, Veterans Law, Vietnam Disease Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

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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