Category Archives: Informal Claims

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

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LZ CORK–CLEAR AND UNMISTAKABLE ERROR

It’s one thing to recite 38 CFR to me and tell me what some arcane VA manual said about how to rate _____________ and under what circumstances and how the regulation has percolated down to us in the ensuing forty six … Continue reading

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LZ CORK– I’VE GOT ONE MORE SILVER DOLLAR

If you’re read my book, you know playing VA poker is an art form. You keep your cards up and don’t let prying eyes see what you’re holding. Yeah, I know the drill they espouse. “Whatdaya got? Send it allllll in. … Continue reading

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LZ CORK—-BUTCH’S INFERRED CLAIM

What in the Sam Hill is an inferred claim? Who dreamed up that Fustercluck concept? I get more queries on that since the VA term became fashionable. Included in these Veterans’ follow-on sentences are usually phrases like “I think they done … Continue reading

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BVA–VLJ URSULA R. POWELL–HANGING JUDGE?

A Vet on our sister site at Hadit.com has an appeal before VLJ Ursula R. Powell. Ursula is in the habit of signing her decisions U.R. Powell which can cause confusion when you use the VA ‘s searchbar system. VA never heard … Continue reading

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CAVC–PAZ V McDONALD–IMPLICITLY MAKING A FINDING

I love reversals. Where Meg Bartley is concerned, they are delicious and well-thought out. So, too, is this vignette of Mr. Santiago Paz and his incredible bad luck with VA. In my next incarnation I shall write a book for … Continue reading

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2017 VA UPDATES ON GETTING YOUR C-FILE

The Veterans Benefits Administration, or VBA, is now in full swing on digitizing records. Everything is now directed to Cheeseville, Wisconsin 53547. I don’t have to tell you that filing it electronically  on eBenefits is as advisable as throwing a bottle … Continue reading

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