Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

CAVC–17-14??– AWAITING THE DOCKET

One thing I love about Extraordinary Writs is the alacrity that enervates the DVA when it hits 625 Native American Ave. NW. Before it can even be docketed this time, I have a decision back from the Seattle Regional Office … Continue reading

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HADIT.COM RADIO SHOW THIS THURSDAY

I have been invited back because every time Jerrel asks me about how things went in San Antonio at the NOVA conferences, why, we get a caller and the subject gets put on hold. To repair that, we’re going to … Continue reading

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VBA–WORLD-CLASS SERVICE?

Yesterday morning, I dressed up in my “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore” suit. I dialed up the director’s office at the Phoenix Regional Office and was preparing to launch a diatribe on why there … Continue reading

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CAVC- CULBRETH V SHULKIN–THE 45-DAY SOLUTION

When things have dragged on for more than three years and the Regional Office really can’t remember who you are (nor could they care less), it sometimes helps to throw a Ulysses  Grant coupon at it and watch the 027 OGC … 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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My Kindle’s

I don’t know what is wrong with my gut but something is and I’m expecting to have a lot of bed time based on recent doctors’ comments.  So I might as well read something useful and Alex’s book makes a … Continue reading

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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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