Category Archives: NOVA Attorneys

ILP-MEANS TEST FOR GREENHOUSE?

Yesterday morning, a Saturday, I was greeted by an email from my Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) assigned to me regarding my ILPs (plural). Remember, VR&E asshats will try desperately to convince us that we are entitled to one (1) ILP … Continue reading

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NOVA–SPRING MUSINGS FOR SAN ANTONIO

NOVA, the National Organization of Veterans Advocates, holds its annual spring conferences out west here. Cowboy hats are optional. This being the third I will be attending, it dawned on me why it’s almost tantamount to an annual Hajj to … Continue reading

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CAVC– RIVERA-OYOLA V McDONALD–3 CARD MONTE

It’s always fun to have old, seasoned former CAVC Judges come back to help out with the backlog. Considering President Trump is going to be tasked with filling three slots currently vacant at the Court, we hope he gives the … Continue reading

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VA NEXUS LETTERS–FINALLY A GO-TO SOURCE?

Thank you to Jennifer for this one. I had not heard of it. This is why Vets need each other as a close-support network. Veterans Lawyers’ and NOVA should put this in the rolodex. https://www.vetcompandpen.com/   P.S. And, of course … Continue reading

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BVA–JETGUN WIN BUT IT TOOK TEN YEARS AND A GOOD VA LAW DOG

You read about the VA hamster wheel. Perhaps  you’ve taken a few rides yourself in the claims game. BVA remands, as I’ve pointed out in the past, are time alligators. My pet advocacy game with these jetgun claims is simple. … Continue reading

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BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE– PTSD AND TBI SIMILARITIES

Found this great article in the NOVA monthly newsletter. The similarities between the two illnesses (PTSD and TBI)is so remarkable that VA admits they often cannot discern between the two. Ruh-oh, Rorge. Pyramiding is forbidden so make sure your nexus … Continue reading

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CAVC–CHISHOLM V McDONALD- I HEAR YOU KNOCKIN’ BUT YOU CAN’T COME IN

In a bold strike, with an Extraordinary Writ, no less, Robert Chisholm and his Merry Band in Sherwood Forest, Rhode Island have won a dandy victory for all of us at the National Organization of Veterans Attorneys (NOVA). We all … Continue reading

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