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SMC N– NEVER HEARD OF IT. GIVE HIM AN S

You won’t see me write very much about SMC N because it’s the “hump” rating. To get there you need to have- at a bare minimum, loss of use of the lower extremities with one extremity useless above the knee … Continue reading

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LINCOLN LOG SMC UPDATE

Cupcake and I attended a soirée for a politician wannabe recently. A rude, pushy woman we know got in my face and asked my opinion á-propos  Roe versus Wade. Hoooooo, doggies. I thought for a few seconds and finally came … Continue reading

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BVA–(I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTON

Have you ever had a claim go sideways over and over again ad nauseum? Hell, of course you have if it was the VA. Remember how they get to ‘construe’ what they think it is you’re asking for? Now imagine … 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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CAVC– Barry v. Denis the Menace

Long have we waited for some guidance on this subject. The quandary was, and still is, simple…and ageless. Reading §3.350(f)(3) or, arguendo, (f)(4), is it open to conjecture as to whether a half-step and/or a whole step increase in SMC … Continue reading

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R1–DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC

Sometimes I feel as if I’ve been gifted a VA faery wand whereby I can just wave it and pumpkins turn into coaches and mice to steeds. Wait. Hold that. Wrong faerytale. Perhaps,  a truckload of silver iodide and a … Continue reading

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FORT FUMBLE, ANYWHERE USA–WHEN FIRST WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE

Happy New Year, pilgrims. I don’t ever want to come across as too bubbly and effervescent in these posts because I know there are many of you struggling to survive-both medically and financially. Concomitantly, I try to avoid giving false … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW REDUX

John and Jerrel have invited me back again to finish the  “Refile for SMC or CUE it” show from last week. We managed to delve through a simpler explanation of SMC and reduce it down to a more manageable concept … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW–CUE AND SMC

I had a good Videoconference Hearing (if such a thing can be had) with Veterans Law Judge Martin Peters last week. Trust me when I say I find no joy in litigating with the village idiots at the local Fort … Continue reading

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VA’S SPECIAL MONTHLY COMPENSATION–WHAT IS IT?

Member Carla writes and says “my husband has lost the use of his creative organ for all intents and purposes. They attribute this to his DM2. He was also blinded in one eye from shell fragments during a mortar attack … Continue reading

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