Tag Archives: VA Independent Living Program

How Does the Home-Buying Process Differ for Veterans?

Buying a home is often stressful and exciting at the same time. Understanding the process is key to a successful experience. Presented today by Ask Nod, and myself as a staff writer, the following are the primary aspects of home … Continue reading

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What Resources Are Available to Help Veterans Start a Business?

Today, an estimated 2.5 million businesses are veteran majority-owned. If you want to join their ranks, taking advantage of available resources is wise. That way, you can get the support you need to make your goals a reality. If you … Continue reading

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LZ GRAMBO-THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

I reckon everyone knows nothing gives me greater pleasure than massaging Mother Earth and coaxing Her to grow fruits and vegetables for us. Well, there’s also torturing the VA on behalf of my Veterans to obtain that which is their … Continue reading

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ILP CHICKEN DINNER WINNER–HALLOWEEN TREAT

Greetings fellow VA trick-or-treaters. I don’t have a lot of claims like these because, well, it’s pretty hard to collect 20% of a greenhouse or a sleep number bed from VA on a holdback. It’s even harder to get any … Continue reading

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HI-HO,HI-HO-TO NOVA WE SHALL GO

Greetings fellow gladiators. While I almost never go to two NOVAs a year, how could I resist? Portland is just a 2 ½-hour jaunt down I-5. With Cupcake, we can leave the inflatable doll home and still drive in the … 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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DAN MOSER–KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR

This is a poignant day for all Vietnam Veterans. Imagine having to pick a day and imbue it with great pomp and circumstance. May 5th, 1975 represents the last (official) day of the Vietnam War. We Veterans of the conflict … Continue reading

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VR&E ILP–RESTRICTED ACCESS CLAIMS CENTERS (RACCs)

Have you ever disobeyed a direct order and literally come out smelling like roses? Have you ever plunked a pair of MK 82 500 pounders right into the mouth of a limestone karst cave off Route 7 and gotten secondary … Continue reading

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THE DARWINIAN THEORY OF GUNS

I love getting mail from all my in-country Vietnam friends. We are becoming a much smaller club much faster than I anticipated. Well, sort of. The club actually expanded exponentially last week with the inclusion of the Yankee and Dixie … 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

Posted in Agent Orange, All about Veterans, BvA Decisions, DRO and BVA Hearings, Independent Living Program, Inspirational Veterans, KP Veterans, LZ Cork, SMC, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, Veterans Law, VR&E | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments