Category Archives: SOCs and SSOCs

CAVC-ROMERO V WILKIE–THAT PRESUMPTION DOG WON’T HUNT

My esteemed friend Gene Groves, one of the legendary Vets who have actually won an Extraordinary Writ (pro se to boot), a fellow Vietnam Veteran and author of his own website  https://veteranclaims.net/, just sent me a notification to read Romero … Continue reading

Posted in CAVC Knowledge, CAVC ruling, Equitable tolling, Extraordinary Writs of Mandamus, Lawyering Up, Presumption of Regularity, Presumption of Soundness, SOCs and SSOCs, VA Attorneys, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

THE ZEROES FOR HEROES CLUB

Shut the front door. I thought I’d seen everything up to now. I’ve repped a 94 year old Marine and got him 100% for Bent Brain. I’ve done R2s and §1151s but this one is a daisy. Johnny Vet’s wife … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Appeals Modernization Act, Corona pandemic, CUE, Inferred claims, SOCs and SSOCs, TBI, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VARO Misfeasance, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

BVA–R2–YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT.

But if you try sometime you find…You get what you need. Great song by my favorite band. They were a solid Rock n’ Roll band once upon a time in a place around the world from here. They still are. … Continue reading

Posted in Aid and Attendance, Appeals Modernization Act, KP Veterans, R1/R2, SMC, SOCs and SSOCs, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA AMA appeals knowledge, VA Attorneys, VBMS, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

VA–WAIT A MINUTE MR. POSTMAN!

When I sat down for my first VA poker game, I was using a trusted mailman- a VSO. Well, trusted insofar as I had a pretty good chance of it getting there. Likewise, being fairly naive about all this in … Continue reading

Posted in Equitable tolling, Humor, Important CAVC/COVA Ruling, KP Veterans, Legacy Claims, Presumption of Regularity, Proof of Mailing, SOCs and SSOCs, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Attorneys, VBMS | 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

VA EXAMINERS–CHARTER MEMBERS OF THE FLAT EARTH SOCIETY

I’m sorry I’ve been remiss. I have been a slave to the typewriter attempting to cure the misguided proclivities of VA raters across our rapidly fruiting plains this spring. It seems there is something in the water or left-handed tobacco … Continue reading

Posted in 1154(b) combat presumptions, 3.156(c), Agent Orange, All about Veterans, C&P exams, CUE, Earlier Effective dates, Humor, KP Veterans, Reductions in rating, SOCs and SSOCs, VA Agents, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

VARO DENIAL–THE VERY FIRST STEP IN SOLVING THE PUZZLE

I am constantly amazed at finding there are many, many Veterans unaware of the vast wealth of knowledge only a fingertip away from them on the Internet. I get links every day from many of you that lead me to yet … Continue reading

Posted in KP Veterans, Nexus Information, NOVA Attorneys, SOCs and SSOCs, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, vARO Decisions, VARO Misfeasance, VBMS Tricks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

CAVC– DOBBINS V McDONALD– AB V. BROWN REDUX IN VA 9

As I love to point out, some of the best VA law is found in reversals. What better place to look than CAVC Judge (Saint) Mary Schoelen’s rulings. She seems impervious to the stares and consternation of her fellow jurists … Continue reading

Posted in 1154(b) combat presumptions, CAVC Knowledge, CAVC/COVA Decision, Earlier Effective dates, PTSD, SOCs and SSOCs, Vietnam War history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

DIAGNOSTIC CODES IN RATINGS GRANTS

I frequently see claimants on Hadit.com’s forum mention they cannot decipher their grants and that the decision doesn’t specifically identify the rating by Diagnostic Code or DC. Duh. VA really would prefer to keep you in the dark on that … Continue reading

Posted in Diagnostic Codes (DCs), SOCs and SSOCs, SVR Radio on hadit.com, Tips and Tricks, VA Medical Mysteries Explained | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments