Category Archives: VBMS

LOOKING FOR PACT IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES

Perhaps I should rephrase that as looking for PACT claims in some Vets’ c files. Over the last four months, my VA attorney and agent compadres have noticed, and commented repeatedly on, the sudden slowdown in VA claims adjudications. No, … Continue reading

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FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH– A MEMORABLE DAY IN VA HELL

The weathermen (not the famed Chicago ones) hereabouts insist we’re having wild and wooly wx events I’ve never heard of in all my almost 72 years. Bomb Cyclone events. Snowmageddons. Atmospheric “rivers”. Sounds like these folks don’t get out much. … Continue reading

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FORT FUMBLE–HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS

One thing I know is that VA higher ups can be cantankerous and throw an a&a decision in underneath the bottom of the inbasket out of spite. Especially if they see my moniker on it. They did it to me … Continue reading

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PYRAMIDING PARKINSON’S–PICK YOUR POISON, SONNY

Imagine suffering from Diabetes with severe peripheral neuropathy. Now, supersize that with advanced Parkinson’s and a full load out of the symptomatology. You’re not a doctor so you file for loss of use of your upper and lower extremities. Does … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW THURDSAY 20 OCTOBER 1900 HRS E

How many of you have applied for an increase after about 10 years and they run you through the new c&p gamut of what would appear to be a normal physical with a side order of closer examination of an … Continue reading

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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

Posted in HCV Epidemiology, hepatitis, Higher Level of Review (HLR), Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VBMS, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

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

Posted in Aid and Attendance, All about Veterans, Appeals Modernization Act, Complaints Department, Corona pandemic, Corona virus, DM II, Humor, Nexus Information, R1/R2, VA Agents, vA news, VBMS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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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