Tag Archives: VA claims

Starting a New Business? Consider Hiring Veterans

Starting a new business is exciting and a little scary. The opportunity to be your own boss attracts many people into the world of start-ups, but creating a successful business takes careful planning, attention to detail, and hard work. Obviously, … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW THURSDAY 6/23/2022

The gentlemen who run the Exposed Vet radio show have graciously invited me to attend tomorrow’s show and discuss a recent win I had for SMC T. I’ll be there and will gladly accept any calls with questions regarding the … 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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HLR–THIRD RATE ROMANCE (LOW RENT RENDEZVOUS)

Well, boy howdy. I honestly thought I’d seen everything but this one is a daisy. I’m not sure how to tell you all the particulars-or if you’d even believe me were I to. It’s so bizarre as to statistically deny … Continue reading

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GETTING INSIDE THE WIRE AT VA

Winning a VA claim is not impossible. Obviously, it isn’t easy but then there are a lot of things in life that require finesse. After 30 years of throwing darts at VA’s dartboard, I’ve watched them change over time. Old, … 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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MEMORIAL DAY 2022–I AM A ROCK

Remember that song by Simon and Garfunkel? Well, maybe not. I reckon it depends on your age. More about that in a few. As an author/litigator, I wear two hats now. I live to write about my experiences with my … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW–5/26/2022

Brother John flashed the one and only Bat signal in the sky heralding the desire of John and Jerrel (personal pronouns us, them, they)  for my appearance on Exposed Vet to discuss Speshull Monthly Compensation. I look forward to this … Continue reading

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FORT FUMBLE SEATTLE–1983 CUE JUST WAITING TO BE FOUND

Greetings to all you CUE nuts. For those of you obsessed with trying to revise your antique denials, here’s a good example of one that just jumps up and bites you on the nose. It did entail doing a 2-minute … Continue reading

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HAPPY HOUR WITH HORS D’OEUVRES…RIGHT?

So I got the raised planters built and the garden area rototilled for the corn. Time for a scotchski it was. Yessssssss. And right there on the counter was the le chip du jour. Cupcake’s  on a gluten-free (read fun-free) … Continue reading

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