Category Archives: VA suspense dates

BVA–NOTHING IS EVERYTHING

27°. Boy howdy is it ever cold out today. The great big Snowmageddon going on across our fruitless plains finally arrived hereabouts yesterday. Pickles loves it. This wouldn’t be considered a real Snowstorm snowstorm unless you just moved here from … Continue reading

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VAROs–THE THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM?

Welcome to the New Year. It’s apparent we have a new metric afoot in the Veterans Service Centers across our fruited plains. Right. VAROs are now called VSCs and have been for a while. The boss of the “service” center … Continue reading

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“Be it enacted” January 3, 2021 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

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THE NEW APPEALS MODERNIZATION ACT…AND MORE

When we hit Nashville for the NOVA conferences 20-23 March, I actually though I had a good handle on the AMA layout. Well, ‘not exactly’ as they say over at Rentawreck™.  So, since the time we walked out of there, … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT A BVA REFERRAL

I get emails by the dozens every month asking me about this. Some Veterans get their decisions back from the BVA directly and the VSOs never even see it. Maybe that’s just as well. If you won anything, they’d be … Continue reading

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VA FORM 9–EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW

What is it about completing a Form 9 substantive appeal for your claim(s) within that sixty day window that seems so insurmountable? What seems so daunting from a pro se claimant’s perspective that provokes dread, confusion and indecision on what … Continue reading

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VA BONUSES “MAY” BE TIED TO DELAYS

Gez, where’d you park the Squad Car, Dick Tracy? May be tied to? How about “We couldn’t have done it without our loyal munchkins who, incidentally, didn’t get a dime of this baksheesh.” I love the indecision about whether $23 million … Continue reading

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20 YEAR PROTECTED RATING

Tomorrow marks twenty years since I filed for my Hepatitis C, my Agent Orange disease and an increase for my tinnitus to a compensable level. That was March 31st, 1994. I actually signed and handed it to my Tacoma AmVets representative … Continue reading

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