Tag Archives: VARO Decision

NUMBAH 41. NOW SERVING NUMBAH 41

Another one of those delicious emails we love to get. Sweetness came to me in the mail. Award letter was not expected. The surgical report was what did it. C&P examiner was very sympathetic also. Now, before I get too … Continue reading

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NOW SERVING #37…#37?

Arkhick50, one of our fellow members (and fellow Vietnam Veteran) claims another win. Having mastered the art of  “Win or Die”, it seems he has the Little Rock VARO teetering back on their heels. If you recall, he finally hit … Continue reading

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RANDY-5, VA-0 FOR CUE

We do not advocate using CUE as a legal means to attain the proper rating but apparently that hasn’t stopped some of you from doing so. More than a year ago now, WGM used it to overturn the Whacko, Texas … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 80,000 times in 2012. If it were … Continue reading

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SQUIDLEY STILL ALIVE AND KICKING

As you may remember, we left Squidly in the last chapter attempting to fight his VARO to  let him in the front door. This has been a long battle. The squidster’s up to it though. Armed to the teeth with … Continue reading

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BVA–INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM- HOME SPA

From the Biggest Little Town RO in Nevada In our continuing series on Independent Living Programs, we look at winners. Some reach too far and ask for obvious things which have no chance of success. Remember always the operable word is necessary or … Continue reading

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HCV–THE CONUNDRUM OF DIFFERENT GENOTYPES

Every once in a while a new wrinkle shows up in the carpet. Member Donte writes of his latest predicament and vA’s response at the vARO level.  This took me aback for several minutes. I know how I would fight … Continue reading

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VA appeals on hold? Is Obama trying to “catch up” the claims backlog before the election?

This one is apparently controversial, but at least one Vet indicates their Veteran Service Officer told them the VA has put all appeals on hold.     Some have speculated that the president wants to “catch up” on the backlog to … Continue reading

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VARO–KEEPING YOUR HAND IN

One thing you need to know when doing claims, is to keep them on the ropes. Just because your appeals are up at the CAVC, this doesn’t preclude a filing for some error you’ve spotted or a secondary illness that … Continue reading

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ASKNOD– BOOK EXCERPT.

Member Courtney of recent Air Force fame asks me for a book excerpt before she buys it. I’ll bite. How about this: Continuity I don’t know if any of you have ever visited a movie set. There is a group … Continue reading

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