Category Archives: NOVA Attorneys

LZ CORK– CAVC ACT ONE-THE OPENING BRIEF

Lonestar belt buckles and old faded Levis… and each night begins a new day. And here we are at the Big House. It’s been a long journey from 2008 to 2020. Learn, learn and learn. And I had to go … Continue reading

Posted in 1154(b) combat presumptions, 3.156(c), All about Veterans, C-Files and RBAs, CAVC Knowledge, Corona pandemic, Corona virus, Earlier Effective dates, Inferred claims, Informal Claims, KP Veterans, Lay testimony, LZ Cork, NOVA Attorneys, Pickles, TBI, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, Veterans Law, Vietnam War history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Overcoming the VA’s New DBQ Policy

Last week, the VA announced that it would discontinue the use of public-facing Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs) – meaning that it would no longer make DBQs available to the general public on its website. DBQs are standardized forms completed by … Continue reading

Posted in C&P exams, Diagnostic Codes (DCs), Guest authors, Lawyering Up, NOVA Attorneys, Uncategorized, VA Attorneys, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

VBA350 FT. FUMBLE ARKANSAS–BAD MOON ON THE RISE

Ever believe in Santa Claus and the Tooth Faery? Shoot. Of course you did. Towards the end, you really struggled to believe even though everything pointed to a litany of lies. How come Santa’s signature looked just like Mommy’s? How … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Appeals Modernization Act, Electronic Filing of Evidence, Independent Medical Opinions, Interferon claims, Jetgun Claims evidence, KP Veterans, Legacy Claims, medical injections, NOVA Attorneys, SOCs and SSOCs, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA AMA appeals knowledge, VA Motions for Reconsideration, VBMS, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

VA–THE NEW VBMS USER’S PRIMER

Back in 2012 or 13, under USB Allison Hickey, we were shock ‘n awed by the foray into what would become VBMS. The crude transition from paper to electrons was like watching trees grow. If too many users logged in … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Appeals Modernization Act, Electronic Filing of Evidence, Humor, KP Veterans, NOVA Attorneys, VA Agents, VA AMA appeals knowledge, VA Attorneys, VBMS, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

§3.103-PRE AND POST AMA RE HEARINGS

In the prior post Home Alone–The AMA, a fellow NOVA member and VA Agent (Jim Radogna)  queried me on the status of the availability of hearings at the AOJ level and how they are conducted now in the post- AMA … Continue reading

Posted in Appeals Modernization Act, Complaints Department, CUE, DRO and BVA Hearings, Duty to Assist, Food for thought, Independent Medical Opinions, KP Veterans, Lawyering Up, Lay testimony, Nexus Information, NOVA Attorneys, RAMP Appeals (AMA), Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA AMA appeals knowledge, VA Attorneys, VA BACKLOG, VA statistics, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

VA LAW–THE WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART

Merry Christmas to you all. If you are not Christians, I apologize. Happy whatever. Let there be joy in these troubled times regardless of what religion (if any) floats your boat. This year has been very, very good to my … Continue reading

Posted in ASKNOD BOOK, Jetgun Claims evidence, Nexus Information, NOVA Attorneys, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Attorneys, vA news, VBMS Tricks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

CAVC– USING McWHORTER FOR FUN AND PROFIT.

Every day I go on Google news in the morning to see what wild and crazy articles they have. It’s a potpourri of liberal and conservative thinking. Some are better than others. Former WH janitor overhears President saying ______to_______! Turns … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Appeals Modernization Act, CAVC Knowledge, CAVC/COVA Decision, Humor, Inferred claims, Informal Claims, KP Veterans, NOVA Attorneys, SMC, SVR Radio on hadit.com, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

A LRRP THANKSGIVING

Only a LRRP like my good fried Ed would search far and wide to find this kind of humor. Happy Thanksgiving to all and a quick preliminary intro to Christmas humor.  And the new Apple I- 11 gun commercial Last … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, KP Veterans, NOVA Attorneys, VA Agents, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

HI-HO,HI-HO-TO NOVA WE SHALL GO

Greetings fellow gladiators. While I almost never go to two NOVAs a year, how could I resist? Portland is just a 2 ½-hour jaunt down I-5. With Cupcake, we can leave the inflatable doll home and still drive in the … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 Fall NOVA Portland, All about Veterans, Appeals Modernization Act, CAVC Knowledge, KP Veterans, NOVA Attorneys, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA AMA appeals knowledge, VA Attorneys, vA news, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

VAROs–LOOKING FOR ‘LOSE’ IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES

Boy howdy do I love litigating. I read recently that VA litigators experience a lot of angst, depression and despondency. I guess I get some of that when your Vet is dying and you’re just hoping to get it done … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, AO, Duty to Assist, Earlier Effective dates, Electronic Filing of Evidence, Humor, NOVA Attorneys, RAMP Appeals (AMA), SOCs and SSOCs, TBI, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA RAMP, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments