Tag Archives: Service Connection

GROUNDHOG DAY 2023–6 MORE WEEKS UNTIL THE RD

Wow. Groundhog Day already. Shut the front door. If I were five years old, I’d of figured a year had transpired already. At almost 72, it feels more like New Year’s was a week ago. I had a kickass Higher … Continue reading

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CUE TRAINING FOR DUMMIES

Here’s a Powerpoint presentation for VA employees I received from an Agent I helped get her wings. Imagine that. In one session which they claim will only consume three (3) hours, they propose to make you a VA Jedi Knight … Continue reading

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BVA–CURRENT STATISTICS ON APPEALS

Hold on to your hats. If you believe the attached BVA report, I have some Pacific Ocean Beachfront property I want to sell you in Arizona. The sand’s already in place. Just as soon as California has that Mother of … 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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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW–AFTER THE DEAR JOHN LETTER

Jerrel and John have invited me to their Thursday evening soirée. Cool beans. The subject will be about the aftermath of the denial of your claims. You just got the wave off and the depression has begun to kick in. … Continue reading

Posted in Exposed Veteran Radio Show, Food for thought, IMOs/IMEs, Independent Medical Opinions, Lawyering Up, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Attorneys, Veterans Law, VSOs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

THE SANTA CLAUSE- THE MERITS OF DO-IT-YOURSELF LAW

I wanted to talk about this one on the Christmas Eve Exposed Vet radio broadcast a week or more ago but was stymied for lack of time. The story, however desperately bears telling for its heapin’ helpin’ of giving at … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Lejeune poisoning, DIC, Exposed Veteran Radio Show, Food for the soul, IMOs/IMEs, Independent Medical Opinions, Nexus Information, SC For Cause of Death, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW THURSDAY 22 DECEMBER

As many blogs as I have written about VA law and the shortest distance between filing and winning, VA nevertheless constantly reinvents the wheel to make it more complicated or just plain onerous. Considering we inhabit what many have called … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Appeals Modernization Act, Humor, Inferred claims, Nexus Information, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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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BVA-A&A–IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

Nothing makes my heart skip a beat like seeing a BVA decision pop up in VBMS. Well, let me rephrase that. Nothing except for that infernal habit of  my heart suddenly deciding it wants to go apeshit at about 288 … Continue reading

Posted in 100% ratings, Aid and Attendance, BvA HCV decisions, HCV Epidemiology, Jetgun BvA Decisions, SMC, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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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