Category Archives: CAVC ruling

CAVC–HARVEY v SHULKIN–LIPSTICK ON THE COLLAR

Over the years of my involvement in VA law, I have occasionally (rarely, mind you) heard of Medical Doctor cum Juris Doctorate hired guns. No names here. You all know who you are. In the same vein, I have encountered … Continue reading

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Tick tock

In 2016, Gulf-era veterans passed Vietnam-era veterans (and Korean/WWII) in the general population. Click the thumbnail below to see a big readable copy of the graphic below. CAVC “wins” older veterans accomplish, pro se or with help, will eventually spare many … Continue reading

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CAVC–BELL V McDONALD–NEUTRAL EVIDENCE IS NOT NEGATIVE EVIDENCE

Welcome to the CAVC. Meet Saint Coral Wong Pietsch (pronounced peach) or abbreviated to St. Coral. She’s a member of the Holy Order of the Sisters of 625 Native American Ave. NW APO 20004 (Ninth Floor- Women’s Lingerie/Sundries). With the … Continue reading

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VA Emergency Care good news: Staab v Sec. Shulkin

Thanks to Frank’s helpful eyeballs, I have some good news to report about the veteran emergency care benefit that has been withheld since 2010. Sec. Shulkin has had a change of heart.  Last week he held that the Staab case … Continue reading

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CAVC– WELCH V. SHULKIN–PISSING OFF THE POPE

Most Veterans don’t understand how this VA poker game works. I know it took me around the block three times with Veterans Services Organizations running interference for VA against me. Every once and a while I like to look back … Continue reading

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CAVC–PERCY V SHINSEKI (2009) — WHO OWNS IT?

I have an unusual case of a gentleman who filed to stop a reduction in his rating. At the same time, he had a newly denied claim at the Seattle RO. The gentleman filed his NOD and the presumption of … Continue reading

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CAVC-PROCOPIO V. McDONALD (ROUND 2)- WE HAVE ALL BEEN HERE BEFORE

As CAVC cases go, this is a horrible retread. So much so that they didn’t even deign to give it a panel. Jurisprudence that is this defective should not be permitted to see daylight-let alone twice. I am all for … Continue reading

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