Tag Archives: Veterans Benefits


Just as the title suggests, every once in a while I get deep-diggers who must sow discord where there is none. Much like an indigestible meal, it causes discomfort that can only be alleviated by visiting it upon others. An … Continue reading

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Right. The Who dialed it. So, as most of you know, I’m a “hearing” kind of litigator. Have Jetgun. Will travel. Wire asknod Seattle. The full panoply and all that. All kidding aside, I strongly believe in the hearing process. … Continue reading

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Once again, I don’t get no respect. Jerrell called to say they had a cancellation and would I be available? Well, sure. Anytime I get to bloviate and expound on VA law for an hour in front of a microphone, … Continue reading

Posted in Exposed Veteran Radio Show, Exposed Vets Radio Show, Humor, KP Veterans, Lay testimony, Nexus Information, SVR Radio on hadit.com, Thailand AO presumptive path, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, Veterans Law, Vietnam Disease Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment


Yeppers. I augered in at the CAVC on old Butch’s claim. But due to the wonders of the new AMA system, I merely have to hit the turn signal lever, make a quick u-turn and go back to the Seattle … Continue reading

Posted in 1154(b) combat presumptions, 3.156(c), Agent Orange, All about Veterans, CAVC Knowledge, CAVC ruling, Corona pandemic, Corona virus, Earlier Effective dates, Inferred claims, Informal Claims, Inspirational Veterans, KP Veterans, LZ Cork, Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments


A good neighbor and client of mine passed. He had the devil’s own time getting a claim for combat PTSD in Vietnam in the plus column. He ended up finding all his letters he sent home from Cu Chi and … Continue reading

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“New” Agent Orange Presumptives Amendment–next stop, House leadership, then President Trump

Around three years ago, VA Sec. Doctor David Shulkin, on the basis of scientific evidence, was on the verge of rule-making in favor of adding bladder cancer, Parkinson’s-like symptoms and hypothyroidism as service-connected presumptive AO diseases.  Shulkin was fired.  Since … Continue reading

Posted in Agent Orange, AO, Blue Water Navy, BVA Purplebook, Congressional Influence, Food for thought, General Messages, Guest authors, Uncategorized, Vietnam Disease Issues | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments


Jerrell and John have graciously invited me back to their radio show for another hour or more of outlier insight on the latest prestidigitational feats of the Veterans Administration. The Kung Fu Flu (less syllables and rolls off the tongue … Continue reading

Posted in Corona pandemic, Exposed Vets Radio Show, Humor, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments


Folks, I never thought I’d be writing this column. I no longer think of this simply as a blog project. By now, I feel I’ve earned the right to be considered a vocal, meaningful force for Veterans and an able … Continue reading

Posted in AMC or ARC, Complaints Department, Corona pandemic, Corona virus, Food for thought, Inspirational Veterans, KP Veterans, Pickles, VA Agents, Vietnam War history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Congressional Research Service (CRS): VSO revelations and questions

As Alex has noted, only a few staffers in any particular VSO office are accredited representatives.  This has been a surprising revelation. The information is included in two recent CRS reports. Veterans Accredited Representatives:  Frequently Asked Questions June 25, 2020  … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Complaints Department, Food for thought, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, Lawyering Up, research, Uncategorized, Veterans Law, VSOs | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

The Recession Has Hit Women the Hardest; Here’s How to Recover

Women already face more employment-related challenges than men, but the recession has brought additional worries. What does the recession mean for a woman’s ability to help support her household? Here, we’ll look at what’s happening in the current economy and … Continue reading

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