Category Archives: Lawyering Up

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

Posted in Exposed Vets Radio Show, Lawyering Up, SMC, VA Agents | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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 2021 Spring NOVA, 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

CAVC-ROMERO V WILKIE–THAT PRESUMPTION DOG WON’T HUNT

My esteemed friend Gene Groves, one of the legendary Vets who have actually won an Extraordinary Writ (pro se to boot), a fellow Vietnam Veteran and author of his own website  https://veteranclaims.net/, just sent me a notification to read Romero … Continue reading

Posted in CAVC Knowledge, CAVC ruling, Equitable tolling, Extraordinary Writs of Mandamus, Lawyering Up, Presumption of Regularity, Presumption of Soundness, SOCs and SSOCs, VA Attorneys, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

MAKING YOUR IMO COUNT

Lordy. After twenty five years, you would think everybody got the email/text on Caluza v. Brown (1995) including its numerous progeny. Once again, I greet yet another fellow traveler of the treadmill on the VA’s Wheel of Sorrow. Whether it … Continue reading

Posted in IMOs/IMEs, Lawyering Up, Nexus Information, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Attorneys, VBMS, VBMS Tricks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

2020 FALL NOVA CONFERENCES (VIRTUAL)

For the same reasons I don’t like videoconference hearings before VA Judges, so, too, I abhor what I just suffered through the last two days. NOVA’s legal conferences are scheduled for various parts of the United States in order to … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Fall NOVA (Virtual), Corona pandemic, Corona virus, Food for thought, Humor, Lawyering Up, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA AMA appeals knowledge, VA Attorneys, VA BACKLOG, vA news, VBMS, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Congressional Research Service (CRS): VSO revelations and questions

As Alex has noted, only a few staffers in any particular VSO office are accredited representatives.  This has been a surprising revelation. The information is included in two recent CRS reports. Veterans Accredited Representatives:  Frequently Asked Questions June 25, 2020  … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Complaints Department, Food for thought, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, Lawyering Up, research, Uncategorized, Veterans Law, VSOs | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments