Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

CHANGE MANAGEMENT AGENTS–THE UNSUNG HEROES

Actually, I probably blew that and should have written Heroines as most of the VA CMAs I talk to are women. One thing is certain. Change embodies what they do and they are quick about it. Today, I wish to … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–UNDERSTANDING §3.156(c)

I just received a grant of some claims and a 96-page SOC that dang near has everything from 38 CFR Part 3 in it verbatim. The postman delivered it on a 40-foot flatbed with a forklift. Naw, just kidding. It … Continue reading

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BVA–JETGUNS. ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR WATSON

We’ve come a long way, baby. I began teaching this exact procedure to win in 2007: https://www.va.gov/vetapp17/files9/1760765.txt  If your only risk was drinking beer and smoking pot, everyone would have it…

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BVA–METAVIR SCALE PREVAILS

https://www.va.gov/vetapp18/files1/1806343.txt More importantly, in a June 2017 opinion, Dr. PC considered illicit drug use and found that given the Veteran’s illness presentation, he likely contracted hepatitis at the time of service. Dr. PC explained that most patients with hepatitis C … Continue reading

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FORT FUMBLE, OAKLAND–THE TAR BABY TECHNIQUE

Every once in a while you meet a guy who needs some help and you agree to be his huckleberry. He files and loses as we all do or we wouldn’t have sites like this. It’s a right of passage. … Continue reading

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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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Potassium conundrum

My old Marine has been undergoing various tests to determine the cause (s) of his current gut problems; no answers yet.  Along the way, he has been warned about recent high blood pressure spikes and kidney function problems which include … Continue reading

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