Tag Archives: vA CLAIMS FOR PTSD

LINCOLN LOG SMC-PREPARE THE PUNJI PIT

Some litigators are recalcitrant to reveal their techniques for getting from A to B. I don’t feel that way. This is a true Do-It-Yourself (DIY) site. I don’t have time to do every claim that comes through the door. If … Continue reading

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VBA348-CATFISHING ON THE WILLAMETTE RIVER

It’s not often you get a Vet who comes to you with a great back story. It’s an even finer thing when he hasn’t monkeyed with it and made it a thorough mess with all the wrong filings and denials. … Continue reading

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SMC T–FINDING SOMEONE TO FIGHT FOR YOU

Searching through VA data, it might appall you to discover just how many of you are not totally disabled who should be. I remember seeing some of the early breakdowns of ratings percentages by actual numbers rather than broad statistics … Continue reading

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MORE VA LEGAL KNOWLEDGE FOR YOUR LIBRARY

I’ve been meaning to put this document out there for the seasoned warrior and the naive novitiate alike. Anytime VA  stamps it controlled unclassified info- for internal use only, it’s time to download a copy for your own perusal. This … Continue reading

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MARCH 29? WHO DREAMED THIS DATE UP? VA?

I was going to write about this several years ago and it promptly escaped my ADHD -addled head. Jez, I gotta get one of those little pocket-sized Joe Friday/Dragnet spiral notebooks and carry it around with me. Just the facks, … Continue reading

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§5104(b)–WHAT’S IN YOUR RD?

February 22. In Bent Brain land, the folks in white coats call it a trigger or precipitator of depression. You watch that date approach inexorably every year and dread its arrival. After two weeks in a horrible funk, you crawl … Continue reading

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LORD, TELL ME IT’S NOT THAT MEDRANO

Cupcake and I were having coffee yesterday morning and I was scrolling down through my Google® newsfeed when I inadvertently administered (again) a coffee enema to my nose. The article described a former Marine, now a Veterans Service Officer (soon … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, CAVC Knowledge, CAVC ruling, CAVC/COVA Decision, Lay testimony, PTSD, Reductions in rating, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, Veterans Law, Vietnam War history, VSOs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

2021-GIVING THANKS FOR MAKING IT HOME ALIVE

Greetings from the Graham ménagerie-now only eight of us. Our pony, Big Shot (nee Buckshot) passed this fall from Diabetes Mellitus or what passes for pony diabetes. He’s buried out back next to Dude (another pony). Cupcake and I have … Continue reading

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2021 VETERANS DAY–OUR DAY

I’d add our day “in the sun” but it’s pouring down rain here and probably will be until next June. That’s our secret weapon against all those hoards of Californites who contemplate moving here but don’t… due to the weather … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW–THURSDAY 11/4/2021

Jerrel flashed the Bat Signal in the sky this PM and indicated a desire to discuss all matters VA at my soonest. Pursuant to us conversating, I allowed as how I was available for a Thursday night show two days … Continue reading

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