Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

BVA–(I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTON

Have you ever had a claim go sideways over and over again ad nauseum? Hell, of course you have if it was the VA. Remember how they get to ‘construe’ what they think it is you’re asking for? Now imagine … Continue reading

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CAVC-STOVER v. McDONOUGH–THE LAST AO ROUNDUP?

Assuming the new “Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2021”, abbreviated as PACT, ever passes, Mr. Jack L. Stover’s appeal here and the remand back to the AOJ Puzzle Palace for readjudication (via the BVA) will become … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW– THURSDAY 7/27/2022

Greetings fellow Veterans. Jerrel called up asking for a good subject to discuss. Boy howdy was that a wide open invitation to ask what VA litigation subject wasn’t a good one to take a lip whipping to. So, to go … Continue reading

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HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY–WORD SALAD FOR BRAIN FOG

Unless I miss my guess, I reckon summer, or what’s going to pass for summer hereabouts, has arrived. We’ve had two successive days where it actually got near 80°. I’m playing it safe and keeping the pool at 88° until … Continue reading

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SMC T–FINDING SOMEONE TO FIGHT FOR YOU

Searching through VA data, it might appall you to discover just how many of you are not totally disabled who should be. I remember seeing some of the early breakdowns of ratings percentages by actual numbers rather than broad statistics … Continue reading

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HLR–THIRD RATE ROMANCE (LOW RENT RENDEZVOUS)

Well, boy howdy. I honestly thought I’d seen everything but this one is a daisy. I’m not sure how to tell you all the particulars-or if you’d even believe me were I to. It’s so bizarre as to statistically deny … Continue reading

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GETTING INSIDE THE WIRE AT VA

Winning a VA claim is not impossible. Obviously, it isn’t easy but then there are a lot of things in life that require finesse. After 30 years of throwing darts at VA’s dartboard, I’ve watched them change over time. Old, … Continue reading

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MORE VA LEGAL KNOWLEDGE FOR YOUR LIBRARY

I’ve been meaning to put this document out there for the seasoned warrior and the naive novitiate alike. Anytime VA  stamps it controlled unclassified info- for internal use only, it’s time to download a copy for your own perusal. This … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW–5/26/2022

Brother John flashed the one and only Bat signal in the sky heralding the desire of John and Jerrel (personal pronouns us, them, they)  for my appearance on Exposed Vet to discuss Speshull Monthly Compensation. I look forward to this … Continue reading

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FROM THE DAVID KORESH MEMORIAL REGIONAL OFFICE

Good afternoon unhappy Veteran campers. asknod here (it, they). I, of all fellers, can honestly say “I feel your pain” without having to manufacture crocodile tears like a certain 42nd President once did. I did my 28 years in the … Continue reading

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