Category Archives: Remanded claims

VA kidney doc refers to shocking chronic kidney disease (CKD) VISN 2 study (New York region)

  Sometimes VA emails contain information and news about their research that is valuable for us to read.  For example, 34.3-47.3% of veterans in VISN 2 network have chronic kidney disease (CKD).  The ROs are located in Buffalo and New York City … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, BvA Decisions, Camp Lejeune poisoning, CUE, Food for thought, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, Lawyering Up, Medical News, non-va care, Remanded claims, research, Uncategorized, VA Health Care, vA news, VA statistics, VSOs | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT WAIVER OF REVIEW IN THE FIRST INSTANCE

Boy howdy do I ever wish I’d found out about these little “judicial anchors” when I first set sail on my VA claims adventures in 1989. Actually, it’s sad to find them so rarely used by those in the legal … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Jetgun BvA Decisions, KP Veterans, NOVA Attorneys, Remanded claims, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Attorneys, vARO Decisions, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law, Waiver of Review in the First Instance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

CAVC–PERCY V SHINSEKI (2009) — WHO OWNS IT?

I have an unusual case of a gentleman who filed to stop a reduction in his rating. At the same time, he had a newly denied claim at the Seattle RO. The gentleman filed his NOD and the presumption of … Continue reading

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Important new CAVC ruling on emergency reimbursements 38 U.S.C. § 1725

My old Marine recently received emergency treatment (LINK) at a non-VA hospital.  He is enrolled in Medicare and VA health care. We want to know who is legally obligated to pay what portion of the bills when they start rolling in … Continue reading

Posted in BvA Decisions, Call Bob, CAVC Knowledge, CAVC ruling, CAVC/COVA Decision, Complaints Department, Food for thought, Guest authors, Important CAVC/COVA Ruling, Lawyering Up, non-va care, Remanded claims, Uncategorized, vA news | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

BVA–SQUIDLEYONE JOINS THE P&T CLUB

I’m sorry for being the slow boat on the website. Thank you Kiedove for helping to fill out the page in the interim. I apologize but I’m busy writing the new book. Great news came in from South Dakota last … Continue reading

Posted in BvA HCV decisions, HCV Health, HCV Risks (documented), Inspirational Veterans, Lawyering Up, Medical News, Nexus Information, Remanded claims, Tips and Tricks, VA Medical Mysteries Explained, vARO Decisions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

CAVC–HUNT VS McDONALD–RED CLAY BETWEEN MY TOES

I shudder to think how many of us who served in Vietnam have hit the wall when they tell you your Agent Orange claim cannot stand because you simply were not there. This is a default setting-one assumed before any … Continue reading

Posted in AO, CAVC/COVA Decision, Lay testimony, Medical News, Nexus Information, Remanded claims, Tips and Tricks, Veterans Law, Vietnam Disease Issues, Vietnam War history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

CAVC–PHIL AND VICKI’S WIN UP AT THE BIG HOUSE

February and March have been fortuitous months for wins, apparently. I haven’t been on a roll of this magnitude in years. We began with Leigh’s win and Kelly’s was right on it’s heels. My Writ compounded it with interest and … Continue reading

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BVA–REMAND TO”READ THE C-FILE”

This is a proof-positive illustration why you and I, and indeed, everyone who enters this convoluted system is condemned to purgatory for years until someone tasked with making the decision actually cracks the books and reads the c-file. It borders … Continue reading

Posted in BvA HCV decisions, HCV Risks (documented), Remanded claims, VA Medical Mysteries Explained | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

THREE BVA REMANDS–WHAT TO DO?

Member Shaniqua writes me again after a three-year silence to tell of her ping pong match with the Veterans Administration and the apparent inability to get her claims to stay put at the BVA. This began when the Forrest Gump Memorial Regional … Continue reading

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JUSTICE DELAYED IS NOT JUSTICE DENIED

March 31, 1994 submit claims for: 1) Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (PCT), secondary to a)Hepatitis or b)Agent orange 2) tinnitus increase to compensable (10%) _________________________________ November 4, 1994 Receive denials for: 1) residuals of hepatitis (nothing in SMRs) 2) PCT due … Continue reading

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