Category Archives: Duty to Assist

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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HADIT.COM RADIO SHOW–THURSDAY AT 1900 L(EAST) COAST

In pursuit of my annual three hours for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits, I just did a webinar on DRO hearings sponsored by NOVA and  Matt Hill of Hill and Ponton. It was a great presentation and I was suitably … Continue reading

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CAVC-GAGNE v. McDONALD–JSRRC DUTY TO ASSIST (NOT)

The Court hands down precedential decisions on occasion that baffle and are invariably overturned at the Fed. Circus where saner minds prevail. On occasion, when sane minds are assigned to the panel to decide momentous matters in the first instance, … Continue reading

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