Category Archives: CUE

§3.103-PRE AND POST AMA RE HEARINGS

In the prior post Home Alone–The AMA, a fellow NOVA member and VA Agent (Jim Radogna)  queried me on the status of the availability of hearings at the AOJ level and how they are conducted now in the post- AMA … Continue reading

Posted in Appeals Modernization Act, Complaints Department, CUE, DRO and BVA Hearings, Duty to Assist, Food for thought, Independent Medical Opinions, KP Veterans, Lawyering Up, Lay testimony, Nexus Information, NOVA Attorneys, RAMP Appeals (AMA), Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA AMA appeals knowledge, VA Attorneys, VA BACKLOG, VA statistics, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

VBA-FORT FUMBLE, Va.–DOWN FOR DOUBLE

In my war, we were taught to have a three-to-one advantage in force and air superiority to ensure a win. What we were taught and how to employ it varied greatly when it came time to apply lessons learned. In … Continue reading

Posted in Aid and Attendance, Appeals Modernization Act, BvA Decisions, CAVC Knowledge, CUE, DRO and BVA Hearings, Humor, KP Veterans, SMC, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Medical Mysteries Explained, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

FRIDAY THE 13TH–WHAT ELSE COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN?

Time for a squirt of asknod humor on the squeaky, cranky soul. So far today I have had no calamities. Pickles, Widget and I all went to the Post office to launch some more VA torpedos. I finally figured out … Continue reading

Posted in 3.156(c), All about Veterans, CUE, HBV, HCV Epidemiology, HCV Risks (documented), hepatitis, Humor, Informal Claims, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Medical Mysteries Explained, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CAVC–#19-7301–LZ CORK-BUTCH’S LAST STAND

I guess that header will grab you by the eyeballs if nothing else doesn’t. Yes, Ladies and Gentleman Veterans, to plagiarize a horse-racing term, I am finally busting my maiden as “First Chair” as litigators refer to the lead attorney … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 Fall NOVA Portland, 3.156(c), All about Veterans, CAVC Knowledge, CUE, KP Veterans, LZ Cork, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, Veterans Law, VSOs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

LZ CORK–THE DeLOREAN CFR BACK TO 1970

38 CFR §3.156(c) is an oft-misconstrued aberration in the adjudication of Veterans claims. I freely admit I read it very broadly to benefit us munificently in the beginning when I first ran across it. The more precedence I read, the … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, CAVC Knowledge, CUE, Duty to Assist, Inferred claims, Informal Claims, Inspirational Veterans, KP Veterans, LZ Cork, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Attorneys, VA Medical Mysteries Explained, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

VA’S AMA–I THINK I’M TURNING JAPANESE AT LEAST I THINK SO

Great song and so à propos with the VA’s new Appeals Management Act (AMA). It seems no matter how hard I try to use the correct forms for filing, some VA jackwagon with a room temperature IQ and zero English … Continue reading

Posted in Appeals Modernization Act, Complaints Department, CUE, Food for thought, Humor, KP Veterans, Stolen Valor, VA Agents, VA AMA appeals knowledge, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

VA EXAMINERS–CHARTER MEMBERS OF THE FLAT EARTH SOCIETY

I’m sorry I’ve been remiss. I have been a slave to the typewriter attempting to cure the misguided proclivities of VA raters across our rapidly fruiting plains this spring. It seems there is something in the water or left-handed tobacco … Continue reading

Posted in 1154(b) combat presumptions, 3.156(c), Agent Orange, All about Veterans, C&P exams, CUE, Earlier Effective dates, Humor, KP Veterans, Reductions in rating, SOCs and SSOCs, VA Agents, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

DNA AND CHASING THE CUE RAINBOW

I had my DNA tested by Twentyfourgalore.com ® to see whazzup. Nope. No Down syndrome. I realize some of you have had your doubts over the decades. I also figured I might like to know if I had a smattering of … Continue reading

Posted in CUE, Inferred claims, KP Veterans, NOVA Attorneys, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Motions for Reconsideration | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

VARO SHINANIGANS-DENIAL BEFORE THE C&P

Before I inveigh on the Winston Salem chowderheads for their transgressions, I wanted to pass along some valuable information to you guys. When you’re a) down to your last four eggs,  and b) you’re planning on serving them scrambled anyway; … Continue reading

Posted in 3.156(c), Agent Orange, C&P exams, C-Files and RBAs, CUE, KP Veterans, NPRC 1973 Fire, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Medical Mysteries Explained, vARO Decisions, VARO Misfeasance, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law, Vietnam War history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

VA kidney doc refers to shocking chronic kidney disease (CKD) VISN 2 study (New York region)

  Sometimes VA emails contain information and news about their research that is valuable for us to read.  For example, 34.3-47.3% of veterans in VISN 2 network have chronic kidney disease (CKD).  The ROs are located in Buffalo and New York City … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, BvA Decisions, Camp Lejeune poisoning, CUE, Food for thought, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, Lawyering Up, Medical News, non-va care, Remanded claims, research, Uncategorized, VA Health Care, vA news, VA statistics, VSOs | Tagged , , | 11 Comments