Tag Archives: vA CLAIMS FOR PTSD

THE NEW VA AMA–A CHUTES AND LADDERS GAME FOR VETS

Yeppers. You read that right. But it doesn’t begin to describe what I’m trying to convey to all you aspiring pro se Veterans, freshly minted Juris Doctorates seeking an exciting career in VA law or older, more experienced attorneys looking … Continue reading

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VAROs– MEAN MR. MUSTARD

The VA claims process continues to recede into a “Not It!” game. A rater will struggle to find some procedural stone left unturned and put the claim back in the National Work Queue (NWQ) hopper. Alternately, your claim becomes a … Continue reading

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EASTER TRICK OR TREAT AT THE VA

No, I’m not a conspiracy freak. I do not’ subscribe to Chemtrails Today or Deep State Magazine. I instead prefer light humor and get the news feed from the VAOIG Monthly “Highlights”. How about that discovery that all those VA … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–SWEET HOME ALABAMA

Who would have thunk it? I began LZ Cork 10/05/14- The Americal Saga from Dong Ha- as a quest for Butch Long’s long lost Purple Heart. But not just lost. Never awarded would be the proper way of saying it. … Continue reading

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VA–RAMP & PRIVATIZATION RUMINATIONS

People have emailed me and even cornered me down at Walt’s in my favorite place- the meat section, of course. It’s like watching meat TV. My best friend in the world, Ray Paul, is the head butcher there. Vets have … Continue reading

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CAVC–HARVEY v SHULKIN–LIPSTICK ON THE COLLAR

Over the years of my involvement in VA law, I have occasionally (rarely, mind you) heard of Medical Doctor cum Juris Doctorate hired guns. No names here. You all know who you are. In the same vein, I have encountered … Continue reading

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BVA–RAPID TURNOVER OF STAFF ATTORNEYS BODES ILL FOR VETS

My good friend Vicki sent me a link the other day that really rolled my socks down. I was mortified to think how this impacts the backlog at the BVA for docketing our appeals. Mind you, I take some of … Continue reading

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