Category Archives: NOVA Attorneys

STOVER vs. DENNIS THE MENACE–FURTHER DEFINING THE M 21…OR NOT

I listened to the oral argument of Jack L. Stover vs. VASEC this morning and, as usual, grow increasingly concerned about how to argue a case/appeal in the new AMA World Order. I discussed Andrews in a previous blog a … Continue reading

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ANDREWS v. McDONOUGH–THE NORM GILBERT REDUX

Last summer, I had a lot of irons in the fire. Funerals to attend and briefs to prepare for fifty year-old §3.156(c) claims. One thing I regret is when I cannot write for the blog as in days of old. … Continue reading

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HIHO, HIHO, IT’S OFF TO NOVA WE GO

After two long years in front of  Virtual Video boob tube Conferences, I finally feel confident enough to venture out and attend a conference in person. Having virtual cocktails with other virtual people in a 28- to- a- screen Zoom … Continue reading

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MVA v. SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS–ADVENTURES IN ADVOCACY

Boy howdy there’s nothing like waking up in the morning (on the left coast) and discovering an email from Chris Attig banging a gong and sounding the alarm. It’s not often we get to take the VASEC out behind the … Continue reading

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DOUBLE HEADER WEEKEND

Before I begin, let me relay a funny happening. Once upon a time back prior to Thanksgiving in 2016, I wrote a humorous article about cheating on c&p exams. I caught a lot of flak for it because some with … Continue reading

Posted in 3.156(c), Agent Orange, All about Veterans, Blue Water Navy, Corona pandemic, Corona virus, Higher Level of Review (HLR), Humor, Independent Medical Opinions, LZ Cork, NOVA Attorneys, TBI, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, Veterans Law, Vietnam War history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

PLANNING AHEAD FOR CUE

I often preach about CUE as the hardest thing to win. It can be challenging and dicey to eke out a win. Here’s a daisy. My Bluewater Vet got a rotten 19 year Fenderson look back. I knew he would. … Continue reading

Posted in Agent Orange, All about Veterans, AO, Appeals Modernization Act, Blue Water Navy, BvA and VARO CUE DECISIONS, BvA Decisions, CUE, NOVA Attorneys, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW–CHRISTMAS EVE SPECIAL

I’m deeply honored to present a Christmas Eve show with John and Jerrell over at Exposed Vets. It’s such a special time of the year and even more so in the current situation we are- I guess- enduring, for lack … Continue reading

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BVA–WINNERS AND LOSERS

Here’s a real eyeopener. Got this from a reader. Interesting. Statistically, I would expect attorneys would have the highest rate of success. As presented, I presume a 13.03% denial reflects the obverse-a 86.97% rate of success in either winning or … Continue reading

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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

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