Category Archives: Independent Living Program

CAVC–GRAHAM v SHULKIN- BELTS AND SUSPENDERS GENTLEMEN

They say the third time is the charm. Golly doggie, I’d hope to think so. Judge Bartley kinda got a little hot around the collar on my last foray to try to pour concrete around the  Individualized Independent Living Program … Continue reading

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VRE ILP–THE BAIT, WAIT AND SWITCH TECHNIQUE

Like some amazing chimera, my greenhouse always seemed to be just over the horizon, following completion of that absolute last Performance Work Statement or awaiting final approval from my BFF Jack Kammerer-head of VRE Services Central Office. And boy howdy, … Continue reading

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CAVC-JENSEN V. SHULKIN–25 0R 6 TO FOUR

Every once in a while the stars align at the CAVC and incredible combinations of judges on a panel coalesce into a great decision. Throw in a reverse and remand to “Make it so, Numbah One.” and you have the … Continue reading

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CAVC- 17-1450–STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND.

Hopefully, all you meatheads have survived Quatro de Julyo and still have all your digits attached-either by God or surgery. We fired off our share and I noticed you can actually get a crick in the neck from looking up … Continue reading

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CAVC–17-14??– AWAITING THE DOCKET

One thing I love about Extraordinary Writs is the alacrity that enervates the DVA when it hits 625 Native American Ave. NW. Before it can even be docketed this time, I have a decision back from the Seattle Regional Office … Continue reading

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BVA- ILP SERVICES ARE COMING BACK IN VOGUE (FINALLY)

Check out some of the new far thinkers at the BVA. Imagine back to that 1981 era when the Eagles just came out with that new album. Long hair was still in… and so was the ILP. We’ve taken it … Continue reading

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ILP-MEANS TEST FOR GREENHOUSE?

Yesterday morning, a Saturday, I was greeted by an email from my Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) assigned to me regarding my ILPs (plural). Remember, VR&E asshats will try desperately to convince us that we are entitled to one (1) ILP … Continue reading

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