Category Archives: C-Files and RBAs

VBA–WORLD-CLASS SERVICE?

Yesterday morning, I dressed up in my “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore” suit. I dialed up the director’s office at the Phoenix Regional Office and was preparing to launch a diatribe on why there … Continue reading

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CAVC- CULBRETH V SHULKIN–THE 45-DAY SOLUTION

When things have dragged on for more than three years and the Regional Office really can’t remember who you are (nor could they care less), it sometimes helps to throw a Ulysses  Grant coupon at it and watch the 027 OGC … 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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VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER–C FILE? NEVER HEARD OF THAT ONE.

I can see Foghorn Leghorn (insert VSO here) talking to that little pipsqueak chickenhawk (Veteran) and saying  “C-file? Who told you about a c-file? Well, my lands. A c-file. Nope. Never heard of a c-file.  Does that c stand for … Continue reading

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FORT FUMBLE COMPLIES WITH RECORDS REQUEST

Yeppers. Can you imagine that? I asked for a copy of my c-file back in 2013 to prepare for the inevitable fight at the BVA . VA sent it to LawBob “Squarepants” Walsh. I get that. Why they have never mailed … Continue reading

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Fear of veterans may remove their legal right to claim information

Jordain Carney, a defense journalist from a Washington (D.C.) news service, National Journal, reported on a story (10/21/14) that veterans and their elected representatives need to be aware of.  Here is the headline: VA Moves to Prevent Veteran Violence Over Disability … Continue reading

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CAVC–PEOPLES V. SHINSEKI–“DEXEDRINE? SORRY, WE DON’T SEE IT”

Once again we venture into reversal land at the CAVC. This is my pet subject. It allows us to minutely examine BVA jurisprudence and see where they saddled up the horse called Illogical and rode out onto the fruited plain … Continue reading

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