Tag Archives: Vietnam Veterans Claims Help.

FED CIRCUS-NOVA vs DENIS THE MENACE–POST HOC CREATION OF “GUIDANCE” FOR THE COURT

I get a big bang out of the rare occasions when the Federal Circuit (CAFC) really stretches their collective brain musculature and actually arrives at a decision that is meaningful for Veterans and not merely window dressing. And ones which … Continue reading

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OPEN DISSENTION AT THE BVA

I received this email over a month ago via a fellow litigator. I didn’t publish it then because it was still undisseminated information. Since then, it has been openly shared and discussed. Having met and befriended several VLJs who always … Continue reading

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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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FORT FUGETABOUTIT (HOUSTON)–A PAIR OF JEANS THAT FIT JUST RIGHT

In 1973, I was unceremoniously evicted from the ranks of active military personnel. My crime? Why, being antisocial with passive aggressive tendencies. Since then, it’s metastasized. I have become social with active aggressive tendencies. This personality disorder pays off in … 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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LINCOLN LOG SMC-PREPARE THE PUNJI PIT

Some litigators are recalcitrant to reveal their techniques for getting from A to B. I don’t feel that way. This is a true Do-It-Yourself (DIY) site. I don’t have time to do every claim that comes through the door. If … Continue reading

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PREGNANCY AND EXERCISE

So, a Vet and his preggers wife go in for the pre-birth briefing on staying healthy and getting ready for the big day. The room is full of other husbands who have accompanied their wives…. Instructor: ” Good morning.  First, … 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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OUR NEW VA PACT ACT AND THAT PESKY PROBLEM AT THE BVA

Wowser. Congress finally got it sorted. I’m not completely impressed or floored just yet. What’s certain is that, as usual, in a few short years, we’ll find out what was left out, deliberately ignored or never contemplated when mapping out … Continue reading

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CAVC-STOVER v. McDONOUGH–THE LAST AO ROUNDUP?

Assuming the new “Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2021”, abbreviated as PACT, ever passes, Mr. Jack L. Stover’s appeal here and the remand back to the AOJ Puzzle Palace for readjudication (via the BVA) will become … Continue reading

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