Category Archives: Duty to Assist

Comp & Pen Exams: What You Need to Know

Throughout the course of your initial claim or appeal, the VA may order you to go to a Compensation & Pension (Comp & Pen) exam. The VA orders these exams to obtain an opinion about the cause and severity of your condition. Here’s some things you need to know to maximize your chances of getting a positive nexus from any examiner. Continue reading

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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

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VAROs–LOOKING FOR ‘LOSE’ IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES

Boy howdy do I love litigating. I read recently that VA litigators experience a lot of angst, depression and despondency. I guess I get some of that when your Vet is dying and you’re just hoping to get it done … Continue reading

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HADIT.COM RADIO SHOW THURSDAY 7/18/2019

Gotham City Commissioner Jerrel Cook has turned on the Batlight  on the roof of the headquarters of Gotham City Police Department. I spotted it and answered his call. It’s time for the Hadit Dot Com Radio Show again tomorrow at … Continue reading

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CAVC- BLACKMON v WILKIE–SHRINKS? WE DON’T NEED NO STINKIN’ SHRINKS.

Who else but Saint Margaret Bartley, of course.  This is an interesting read and will affect a large number of you who have been hornswoggled into a denial based on a Nurse Practitioner, psychologist (PsyD) or worse..a VES Certified Medical … Continue reading

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THE NEW VA AMA–A CHUTES AND LADDERS GAME FOR VETS

Yeppers. You read that right. But it doesn’t begin to describe what I’m trying to convey to all you aspiring pro se Veterans, freshly minted Juris Doctorates seeking an exciting career in VA law or older, more experienced attorneys looking … Continue reading

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VA’S SUBTLE DELAY AND DENY TACTICS-BOLDLY GOING NOWHERE

Over the course of several clients’ claims, I have been forced to “take it up a notch”. One technique is to use homelessness as a tool to invigorate the VARO’s response time on claims. We all know it can be … Continue reading

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