Category Archives: VBMS

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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BVA–I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW

Once upon a time, we had the Legacy system of litigation. It worked fine from about 1960 on until some gomer decided it was broken around 2016. Enter Congress and the “Big Six” VSOs. Ruh-oh, Rorge. Any time somebody in … 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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2021-BOLDLY GOING NOWHERE

Remember them old party games with adult beverages back in the 70s and 80s like the Telephone Game? It might have been called something else depending on where you lived geographically. It consisted of Partygoer #1, so designated and labeled, … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW–CHRISTMAS EVE SPECIAL

I’m deeply honored to present a Christmas Eve show with John and Jerrell over at Exposed Vets. It’s such a special time of the year and even more so in the current situation we are- I guess- enduring, for lack … Continue reading

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VBA CLAIMS WARNING–VA FORM 21-4142 & 4142A

First, accolades to Beth Spangenberger, PA-C of Valor4Vet for her 12/10 excellent clinical/informational presentation on how VA c&p exams work and VA Examiner bias. We need all the ‘inside’ information we can get to obtain justice for Veterans. Beth was the … Continue reading

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REINVENTING THE LEGACY APPEALS PROCESS–THE ROSETTA $TONE

Happy Thanksgiving to all you morose, unhappy campers. I’ll let it go at that. This reminds me of Hunker in the Bunker in 1970 when Capt. Charles decided to drop a few B40s and some 60s on us at 0200 … Continue reading

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MAKING YOUR IMO COUNT

Lordy. After twenty five years, you would think everybody got the email/text on Caluza v. Brown (1995) including its numerous progeny. Once again, I greet yet another fellow traveler of the treadmill on the VA’s Wheel of Sorrow. Whether it … Continue reading

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FORT FUMBLE SEATTLE–I HOPE YOU HAD THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

Today marks the first time I’ve woken up to a yellowish, smoky overcast with no sun since Vietnam. It finally made an anemic showing this PM. The only thing missing was the oily petroleum-like aroma of burnt nape, CS and … Continue reading

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FORT FUMBLE ARKANSAS–DRIVIN’ THAT TRAIN…HIGH ON NO BRAINS

Lord almighty. I have seen some screwed up stuff in my day but I cannot for the life of me figure out what they put in the water cooler at the No.Little Rock Veterans Service Center. By now, it’s like … Continue reading

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