Category Archives: SMC

VA RATINGS–AM I 100% OR NOT?

I get queries about 3 times a month to diagnose a Veteran’s rating. Apparently VA is not as clear as we would like and uses all manner of acronyms in an attempt to throw us off. So, too, do they … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–SWEET HOME ALABAMA

Who would have thunk it? I began LZ Cork 10/05/14- The Americal Saga from Dong Ha- as a quest for Butch Long’s long lost Purple Heart. But not just lost. Never awarded would be the proper way of saying it. … Continue reading

Posted in Agent Orange, All about Veterans, Food for the soul, From the footlocker, Inspirational Veterans, KP Veterans, LZ Cork, SMC, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, vARO Decisions, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

HADIT.COM RADIO SHOW FOR 11/15/2018

I just received a request for my appearance on the Hadit.com podcast two days hence. We’ll be discussing an SMC client of mine with an interesting fact scenario. We’ll also be discussing an interesting precedential decision from the CAVC promulgated … Continue reading

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CAVC #18-938–ON BLUE BAYOU

Some would be angry or disconsolate over a loss at the CAVC. I’m not. I screwed up and I thank Judge Bartley for her fastidious attention to ferreting out the kernels of truth and the error(s) of my Extraordinary Writ. … Continue reading

Posted in Agent Orange, All about Veterans, BvA Decisions, DRO and BVA Hearings, Independent Living Program, Inspirational Veterans, KP Veterans, LZ Cork, SMC, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, Veterans Law, VR&E | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

BVA-TWO AMERICAN KIDS GROWING UP IN THE HEARTLAND

Rarely am I given the exalted job of helping a widow on such short notice. In the instant case, Jack  and Diane turned out to be Larry and Shirley. They began visiting asknod in search of that which can be … Continue reading

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THE UDORN RESEARCH GROUP

I belong to very few organizations and for good reason. Any time you attach your name to a group, you embody that group’s beliefs and aspirations. I hight three. I belong to the National Organization of Veterans Advocates, the National … Continue reading

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LZ CORK-MAMA’S GONNA MAKE A LITTLE SHORT’NIN’ BREAD

  Put on the skillet, slip on the lid, Mama’s gonna make a little short’nin’ bread. That ain’t all she’s gonna do, Mama’s gonna make a little coffee, too. What an auspicious day for a Decision Review Officer (DRO) Hearing. … Continue reading

Posted in 1154(b) combat presumptions, 3.156(c), Earlier Effective dates, KP Veterans, NPRC 1973 Fire, PTSD, SMC, TBI, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, Veterans Law, Vietnam War history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments