Category Archives: Lawyering Up

EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW–AFTER THE DEAR JOHN LETTER

Jerrel and John have invited me to their Thursday evening soirée. Cool beans. The subject will be about the aftermath of the denial of your claims. You just got the wave off and the depression has begun to kick in. … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW- ‘CAUSE WE BAD-WE’RE NATIONWIDE

I love ZZ Top. They have tons of great material. But then, sometimes I come across some too. Mine is more of the kind that helps Vets-not their psyche-unless you count the win that finally puts them on Easy Street. … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT INFO ON BVA ADJUDICATION DELAYS

Everyone seems to know they can come here and ask me to hand out public service announcements on my site. I’m a real soft touch for helping Vets. Oddly, it doesn’t require any coin of the realm to induce me … Continue reading

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CAVC-PORTER V McDONOUGH–HCV WITH §3.156(c) SILVER LINING

My Hepatitis C  (HCV) practice model is fortunately coming to an end. Those of you who didn’t die from it have been cured (read’ in remission’). I reckon I still have about 4 waiting for a BVA sit down but … Continue reading

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CAVC– Barry v. Denis the Menace

Long have we waited for some guidance on this subject. The quandary was, and still is, simple…and ageless. Reading §3.350(f)(3) or, arguendo, (f)(4), is it open to conjecture as to whether a half-step and/or a whole step increase in SMC … Continue reading

Posted in AO, BVA Hearings, BVA Purplebook, CAVC Knowledge, Earlier Effective dates, Humor, Lawyering Up, TDIU, Tips and Tricks, VA Attorneys, VBMS Tricks, Vietnam War history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW WITH JOHN AND JERREL

Hoo, doggies. I love to talk to Veterans and teach them how to spank the VA legally. Since I began this gig, I’m dumbfounded at the tsunami of Veterans who have sent me emails and thanked me for being a … Continue reading

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SMC–THE PLASTIC FANTASTIC LOVER

I see from the asknod statistics that the most viewed items seem to be articles about Special Monthly Compensation- or SMC in VA parlance. I think, to VA, it is an inconvenient truth; an entitlement that has to be granted … Continue reading

Posted in 100% ratings, Aid and Attendance, Duty to Assist, Humor, Lawyering Up, R1/R2, SMC, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Attorneys, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

BVA-FORT FUMBLE, VIRGINIA–SMC=SMALL MENTAL CAPACITY

As a foreword, I wish to let my friends know I no longer use FacePlant™ for social purposes-or any other for that matter. I saw an illuminating show about how the good folks at the FB establishment exploit your data … Continue reading

Posted in CUE, Lawyering Up, R1/R2, SMC, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Attorneys, Veterans Law, Women Vets | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Homeless Veterans and the HUD-VASH program

Posted 4/29/21 to VAntage “HUD VASH will not help with housing voucher in West Haven, Ct. Due to I have not been homeless for three years. I came up to help mom from Florida, but she passed. Thus my West … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Complaints Department, Congressional Influence, Corona pandemic, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, hepatitis A (HAV), HOMELESS VETERANS, Lawyering Up, Legislation, Military Madness, Uncategorized, VA Secretaries | Tagged , | 5 Comments

BEGINNERS’ LAW

I keep getting really basic questions about law now from Vets who are filing Extraordinary Writs up at the Court or “CAV-ICK” (CAVC) as Chairman of the Board of Appeals pronounced it yesterday at the Spring NOVA conference. I liked … Continue reading

Posted in Appeals Modernization Act, Electronic Filing of Evidence, Extraordinary Writs of Mandamus, Fed. Cir. & Supreme Ct., Introduction-Read these first, Lawyering Up, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Secretaries, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments