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LZ CORK–UNDERSTANDING §3.156(c)

I just received a grant of some claims and a 96-page SOC that dang near has everything from 38 CFR Part 3 in it verbatim. The postman delivered it on a 40-foot flatbed with a forklift. Naw, just kidding. It … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–THE JANUARY SANTA CLAUSE

An interesting thing happened to our old friend Butch. As some may recall, he filed an Extraordinary Writ of Mandamus at the Court of Veterans Appeals asking for a bye on the Hamster Wheel Appeals process. He filed back in … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–RUNNING ON EMPTY

It’s a good thing President Trump instituted the new Vet hotline when he did. I got to use it this morning for the first time. I was on hold for all of 31 seconds. As most of you know who … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–FIRE FOR EFFECT

As promised, and I’ve been asked numerous times, I give you the Joe Friday report. Hell. I expect I should have written it Monday morning for a more cliché’d VA approach. Butch and Barb have never had the august pleasure … Continue reading

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LZ CORK-MAMA’S GONNA MAKE A LITTLE SHORT’NIN’ BREAD

  Put on the skillet, slip on the lid, Mama’s gonna make a little short’nin’ bread. That ain’t all she’s gonna do, Mama’s gonna make a little coffee, too. What an auspicious day for a Decision Review Officer (DRO) Hearing. … Continue reading

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VA’S SUBTLE DELAY AND DENY TACTICS-BOLDLY GOING NOWHERE

Over the course of several clients’ claims, I have been forced to “take it up a notch”. One technique is to use homelessness as a tool to invigorate the VARO’s response time on claims. We all know it can be … Continue reading

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LZ CORK– I’VE GOT ONE MORE SILVER DOLLAR

If you’re read my book, you know playing VA poker is an art form. You keep your cards up and don’t let prying eyes see what you’re holding. Yeah, I know the drill they espouse. “Whatdaya got? Send it allllll in. … Continue reading

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