Category Archives: LOD and willful misconduct

BVA–EVERYONE’S GONE TO THE MOON

Here are a pair of cases recently decided that show a marked detour from the days of old. In 1997, or perhaps even 2010, these two BVA decisions would have gone against the Veterans involved. It proves that either the … Continue reading

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CAVC–GOPAN V SHINSEKI- LINE OF DUTY FOR DUMMIES

Over the last eight years I have read law. Lots of it. Line of Duty (LOD) determinations are one of those fuzzy areas where everyone can agree to the same thing for five minutes. Then along comes another LOD appeal … Continue reading

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BVA–TRYING TO POKE A HOLE IN LOD/WILLFUL MISCONDUCT

VA loves to try to rescind, revoke or otherwise contradict a finding of LOD such that it can invoke the willful misconduct etiology on drug use. Here’s a classic example of Uncle Victor’s munchkins huffing and puffing and trying like … Continue reading

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Prejudicial Title: The Vietnam drug user returns; final report, September 1973

To the best of my knowledge, Vietnam veterans have been the victims of the largest outbreak of HCV in the United States to date.  The largest cohort was born in 1954. We know that there are many transmission routes in … Continue reading

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BVA– LAST DECISIONS OF 2014 POSTED

The BVA just put up the last of their decision for this year. Quite a few that were favorable for HCVets finally on the jetguns. It seems there must have been some reason the US Military decided to up and … Continue reading

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BVA–WHY WE NEED VBMS IMMEDIATELY

Here’s a classic example of why we need to implement the Veterans Benefits Management System now rather than in 2025.  Johnny Vet has been fighting since July 2008 (six years) to get his SC for hep C. VA has been … Continue reading

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CAVC–MARKS V. McDONALD–LINE OF DUTY AND WILLFUL MISCONDUCT

dAs most know, I glom onto every reversal that comes across the CAVC and CAFC docket. They teach far more in a short time than years of vacates and set asides. By the same token, you find more ordnance to help Veterans … Continue reading

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