Category Archives: VBMS Tricks

§5104(b)–WHAT’S IN YOUR RD?

February 22. In Bent Brain land, the folks in white coats call it a trigger or precipitator of depression. You watch that date approach inexorably every year and dread its arrival. After two weeks in a horrible funk, you crawl … Continue reading

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CAVC– Barry v. Denis the Menace

Long have we waited for some guidance on this subject. The quandary was, and still is, simple…and ageless. Reading §3.350(f)(3) or, arguendo, (f)(4), is it open to conjecture as to whether a half-step and/or a whole step increase in SMC … Continue reading

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R1–DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC

Sometimes I feel as if I’ve been gifted a VA faery wand whereby I can just wave it and pumpkins turn into coaches and mice to steeds. Wait. Hold that. Wrong faerytale. Perhaps,  a truckload of silver iodide and a … Continue reading

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FORT FUMBLE, ANYWHERE USA–WHEN FIRST WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE

Happy New Year, pilgrims. I don’t ever want to come across as too bubbly and effervescent in these posts because I know there are many of you struggling to survive-both medically and financially. Concomitantly, I try to avoid giving false … Continue reading

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FORT FUMBLE, NEBRASKA–HELTER SKELTER

Only in the corndog capital of the United States could you have a VA adjudicatory mishap of such epic proportions presented with a straight face. Nah. Just kidding. In this day and age, with the VA’s National Work Queue (NWQ), … Continue reading

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LZ CORK– HLR-GIMME THREE STEPS TOWARDS THE DOOR

I always wonder who the unlucky sucker is that draws the short straw on these claims. VA raters- even the old fossils- do not have a clue how to deal with §3.156(c) claims. To tell you the truth, my comprehension … Continue reading

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BVA–ROCK BOTTOM AT THE CHOSIN RESERVOIR

Good Sunday to you all. I have been AWOL for a few weeks due to losing a Vet client and being under the gun to write some bodacious legal briefs. Now, mind you, our highly gifted Attorneys at NOVA counsel … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW–CUE AND SMC

I had a good Videoconference Hearing (if such a thing can be had) with Veterans Law Judge Martin Peters last week. Trust me when I say I find no joy in litigating with the village idiots at the local Fort … Continue reading

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PLANNING AHEAD FOR CUE

I often preach about CUE as the hardest thing to win. It can be challenging and dicey to eke out a win. Here’s a daisy. My Bluewater Vet got a rotten 19 year Fenderson look back. I knew he would. … Continue reading

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FORT FUMBLE (DROC SEATTLE)–19TH NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

Folks, I have to tell you. Very rarely have I spent more time in a one-year period trying to ride herd on a bunch of VA cats.  I had them squirting off left and right and cancelling claims like they … Continue reading

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