Category Archives: M-21 info

THE BVA’S “PURPLEBOOK”–THE LAST WORD ON STARE DECISIS

Every once in a while, either someone sends me a great article or a link to one. Once, I got the Army manual on the care and feeding of jetguns.  Nurse Silvia went one better and sent me a whole … Continue reading

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THE NEW VA AMA–A CHUTES AND LADDERS GAME FOR VETS

Yeppers. You read that right. But it doesn’t begin to describe what I’m trying to convey to all you aspiring pro se Veterans, freshly minted Juris Doctorates seeking an exciting career in VA law or older, more experienced attorneys looking … Continue reading

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CAFC-HUDICK V. WILKIE–THEY ARE ONE PERSON

 I took my first AO-in-Thailand case last month. Welcome aboard the U.S.S. Asknod, Ray. I guess we all gravitate back mentally to the place we served when we were over there. Even though I was in many places, both west … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT A BVA REFERRAL

I get emails by the dozens every month asking me about this. Some Veterans get their decisions back from the BVA directly and the VSOs never even see it. Maybe that’s just as well. If you won anything, they’d be … Continue reading

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BVA–THE NEW PRESUMPTIVES FROM CAMP OF THE YOUNG

From the Al Unser Memorial Fort Fumble in Albuquerque, New Mexico: Camp Le Jeune, if spelled correctly, is French as most know. By rights, when named, it would have been more appropriate to call it Camp pour le jeune fils … Continue reading

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VETERANS BENEFITS ADMIN CALLS IN ORDNANCE ON POSITION

In the last decade, I have been fascinated by just how long it takes to have your number called in VA Poker. In the pre-VBMS days of 1989, it took from July to October to get the shiny onion skin denial. … Continue reading

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ILP–MR. BOYD, WON’T YOU GRANT ME MY I-L-P

I must make amends to Janis when (and if) I ever get to Heaven. As some know, a big part of my Writ is to provoke what the Veterans Rehabilitation and Education arm of VA has been avoiding for three and a half … Continue reading

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