Tag Archives: News from vA

#VAISOVERPARTY

Folks, I never thought I’d be writing this column. I no longer think of this simply as a blog project. By now, I feel I’ve earned the right to be considered a vocal, meaningful force for Veterans and an able … Continue reading

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§3.103-PRE AND POST AMA RE HEARINGS

In the prior post Home Alone–The AMA, a fellow NOVA member and VA Agent (Jim Radogna)  queried me on the status of the availability of hearings at the AOJ level and how they are conducted now in the post- AMA … Continue reading

Posted in Appeals Modernization Act, Complaints Department, CUE, DRO and BVA Hearings, Duty to Assist, Food for thought, Independent Medical Opinions, KP Veterans, Lawyering Up, Lay testimony, Nexus Information, NOVA Attorneys, RAMP Appeals (AMA), Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA AMA appeals knowledge, VA Attorneys, VA BACKLOG, VA statistics, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

When not to “Take the Pain”–New Urgent Care benefit for VA enrollees

Bill jargon.  Yawn. But stay with me for a little while because the Urgent Care* benefit is worth knowing about– especially for veterans who only have VA health care. VA > Health Care > Community Care > Urgent Care: LINK. … Continue reading

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The Color of Kabul—Veteran artists impress

Happy Veterans Day! The VA runs social programs designed to build morale and skills by doing enjoyable things.  One just finished in Kalamazoo, Michigan (Oct. 28 -Nov.3).  It was called the National Veterans Creative Arts Competition and Festival. (LINK) The … Continue reading

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NOVA–THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE VET BUSINESS

Just as Spring approaches and everyone is planning their Toga Parties, I, and other like-minded Veterans Advocates descend on the Spring Conferences. What? You guys don’t do Toga Parties? How utterly uncivilized. At the NOVA conferences, we learn new tricks … Continue reading

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CAVC #18-938–ON BLUE BAYOU

Some would be angry or disconsolate over a loss at the CAVC. I’m not. I screwed up and I thank Judge Bartley for her fastidious attention to ferreting out the kernels of truth and the error(s) of my Extraordinary Writ. … Continue reading

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CHANGE MANAGEMENT AGENTS–THE UNSUNG HEROES

Actually, I probably blew that and should have written Heroines as most of the VA CMAs I talk to are women. One thing is certain. Change embodies what they do and they are quick about it. Today, I wish to … Continue reading

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THE WEEKEND NEWS

The good news is a Hadit.com radio show is scheduled for next Thursday, the 26th of April at the same Bat time (1600 Hrs Local or 1900 on the (L)east Coast) and the same Bat channel . We’ll be discussing … Continue reading

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2017 VA Co-payment requirement chart

This fact sheet (January 2017) and includes Camp Lejeune diseases in Priority 6. Annual income limits for heath care benefits and prescriptions are based on Priority Groups.  See link to income limits below.  Click images to read. Go to this … Continue reading

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More troubles at Tomah VAMC (WI)

This time the fear concerns bloodborne pathogens which may have been spread by a dentist with very dirty work habits. The headline from USA Today:  VA dentist resigns after hundreds possibly infected (LINK). On Tuesday, Victoria Brahm, acting medical director at … Continue reading

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