Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

CUE–MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-§3.303(a) or §3.303(b)? WHICH ONE DO I USE?

They say some things just jump up and bite you on the butt -mentally, I mean. As I mentioned several weeks ago on a Hadit.com podcast, arguing with VA is a technique. VA is about as vague as a New … Continue reading

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CAVC–ROSINSKI V SHULKIN–IN A WHITE ROOM WITH BLACK CURTAINS

Next to reversals, Extraordinary Writs of Mandamus always intrigue me. When filed by VA attorneys, they are generally a good read. When constructed as a class action suit to rein in the VA’s excesses, they are generally destined for immortality … Continue reading

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Where to receive care? : VA and private hospital ratings

Frank forwarded a botched surgery US Today article to us about a one-star VA hospital in Memphis.  Here is the link to the VHA called “a house of horrors.” By scrolling down to can read how many “stars” VHA rates its … Continue reading

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MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE–PART IV-KARMAGEDDON

Once upon a time in the Land of nod (September 27th, 2011), on the second day of my new website, I published a CAVC decision about one Malcolm H. Melancon. It was the beginning of a long story much like … Continue reading

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APO POSTAL CODES IN SEA 1961-1975

I’m always running to the googler to find an APO for a bare spot on a mountain in Vietnam… or Laos or wherever. It’s nice to have an alphabetical order to the system as well. Here’s the First MOB’s-short for … Continue reading

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PTSD–WHY WE LOSE OR GET LOWBALLED

Here’s a great article that takes a critical look at you and your c&p examiner who makes that million dollar decision. What he doesn’t know about the military is what will sink your claim. This is a “Nexus Bible” for … Continue reading

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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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