Category Archives: vARO Decisions

BVA–RAPID TURNOVER OF STAFF ATTORNEYS BODES ILL FOR VETS

My good friend Vicki sent me a link the other day that really rolled my socks down. I was mortified to think how this impacts the backlog at the BVA for docketing our appeals. Mind you, I take some of … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT WAIVER OF REVIEW IN THE FIRST INSTANCE

Boy howdy do I ever wish I’d found out about these little “judicial anchors” when I first set sail on my VA claims adventures in 1989. Actually, it’s sad to find them so rarely used by those in the legal … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Jetgun BvA Decisions, KP Veterans, NOVA Attorneys, Remanded claims, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Attorneys, vARO Decisions, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law, Waiver of Review in the First Instance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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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BRANDED-AND YOU KNOW YOU’RE A MAN

What are the odds you could ever find two Veterans, of two entirely different wars no less, who VA had somehow shortchanged out of years and years of compensation. Granted, towards the end they were munificent beyond belief in actually … Continue reading

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Vet forced to go off DMII meds to prove he has it

Nurses have told us that DMII is a chronic condition; that once you have it, you always have it.  And to never go off the restricted diet or risk suffering terrible side effects.   When we lived in a senior … Continue reading

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VARO DENIAL–THE VERY FIRST STEP IN SOLVING THE PUZZLE

I am constantly amazed at finding there are many, many Veterans unaware of the vast wealth of knowledge only a fingertip away from them on the Internet. I get links every day from many of you that lead me to yet … Continue reading

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WHEREFORE ART THOU JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN?

When we drove back east every time from here in The Other Washington, we took I-90 through to Maine or dropped down to Virginia depending on where we were heading. The first time we took the I-94 side route over … Continue reading

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