Category Archives: Earlier Effective dates

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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LZ CORK-MAMA’S GONNA MAKE A LITTLE SHORT’NIN’ BREAD

  Put on the skillet, slip on the lid, Mama’s gonna make a little short’nin’ bread. That ain’t all she’s gonna do, Mama’s gonna make a little coffee, too. What an auspicious day for a Decision Review Officer (DRO) Hearing. … Continue reading

Posted in 1154(b) combat presumptions, 3.156(c), Earlier Effective dates, KP Veterans, NPRC 1973 Fire, PTSD, SMC, TBI, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, Veterans Law, Vietnam War history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

CAVC– RIVERA-OYOLA V McDONALD–3 CARD MONTE

It’s always fun to have old, seasoned former CAVC Judges come back to help out with the backlog. Considering President Trump is going to be tasked with filling three slots currently vacant at the Court, we hope he gives the … Continue reading

Posted in CAVC Knowledge, Earlier Effective dates, Informal Claims, KP Veterans, Lawyering Up, NOVA Attorneys, Tips and Tricks, VA Attorneys, VA Medical Mysteries Explained, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

CAVC– DOBBINS V McDONALD– AB V. BROWN REDUX IN VA 9

As I love to point out, some of the best VA law is found in reversals. What better place to look than CAVC Judge (Saint) Mary Schoelen’s rulings. She seems impervious to the stares and consternation of her fellow jurists … Continue reading

Posted in 1154(b) combat presumptions, CAVC Knowledge, CAVC/COVA Decision, Earlier Effective dates, PTSD, SOCs and SSOCs, Vietnam War history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

BVA–SC FOR HCV DUE TO 3.156(C) & JETGUNS

Here’s a daisy. Veterans Attorney Everett L. McKeown did a magnificent job of getting Johnny Vet his SC for Hepatitis. They found old STRs from his first period of enlistment and used them as the fulcrum to get his 2004 claim reopened. … Continue reading

Posted in BvA HCV decisions, Earlier Effective dates, HCV Risks (documented), Jetgun BvA Decisions, Jetgun Claims evidence, Lawyering Up, Veterans Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

LZ CORK–VA RUNS THE TABLE ON BUTCH 46 YEARS LATER

Over the course of years watching the claims process, rarely have I seen such a desperate gambit to clear the books of all backlogged claims by the magical 2015 date promised several years ago. Read this file closely and see … Continue reading

Posted in AO, C&P exams, Earlier Effective dates, Equitable tolling, Presumption of Regularity, Veterans Law, Vietnam Disease Issues, Vietnam War history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

CAVC–BERAUD V. McDONALD–BERAUD III-SISTER MEG’S PANEL OF ONE

Having received the bitchslap from the Federal Circus, Judge Lance and Coral Wong pulled the eject handle and left Sister Meg Bartley in the cockpit to handle this do over. And well they might as Sister Meg was the lone dissenter. … Continue reading

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