Tag Archives: CAvC/COvA Decisions

Tick tock

In 2016, Gulf-era veterans passed Vietnam-era veterans (and Korean/WWII) in the general population. Click the thumbnail below to see a big readable copy of the graphic below. CAVC “wins” older veterans accomplish, pro se or with help, will eventually spare many … Continue reading

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VA Emergency Care good news: Staab v Sec. Shulkin

Thanks to Frank’s helpful eyeballs, I have some good news to report about the veteran emergency care benefit that has been withheld since 2010. Sec. Shulkin has had a change of heart.  Last week he held that the Staab case … Continue reading

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VA rats fighting emergency care CAVC ruling: Richard W. Staab v. Robert A. McDonald

The financial shocks that VHA-enrolled veterans face when they find out that none of their emergency care claims will be covered, if they have Medicare or private insurance, is of no ethical concern to the VA.  The National Veterans Legal Services … Continue reading

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CAVC–CHISHOLM V McDONALD- I HEAR YOU KNOCKIN’ BUT YOU CAN’T COME IN

In a bold strike, with an Extraordinary Writ, no less, Robert Chisholm and his Merry Band in Sherwood Forest, Rhode Island have won a dandy victory for all of us at the National Organization of Veterans Attorneys (NOVA). We all … Continue reading

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CAVC #16-0298–THE RISE AND FALL OF ANOTHER EX. WRIT

I love the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) method for Extraordinary Writs of Mandamus. Just like those fabled Chinese dry cleaners’ claims of ‘In by ten, you come get when little hand on three.’, my Ex. Writ was ‘in’ … Continue reading

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Important new CAVC ruling on emergency reimbursements 38 U.S.C. § 1725

My old Marine recently received emergency treatment (LINK) at a non-VA hospital.  He is enrolled in Medicare and VA health care. We want to know who is legally obligated to pay what portion of the bills when they start rolling in … Continue reading

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CAVC– DOBBINS V McDONALD– AB V. BROWN REDUX IN VA 9

As I love to point out, some of the best VA law is found in reversals. What better place to look than CAVC Judge (Saint) Mary Schoelen’s rulings. She seems impervious to the stares and consternation of her fellow jurists … Continue reading

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