Tag Archives: VSO

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

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VA Alt-Facts

Franks sends this image in since we all have to deal with alt-facts daily.   Here are a few things that came to my mind looking at the picture.  For Conway, an Alternative Fact is something President Trump believes; Yalie … Continue reading

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VSOs–LET’S SEND IN A “REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION”

Have your dogs ever approached you en masse and demanded to go somewhere? Outside? For a ride in the car? Mine do. They don’t actually swarm like the crows in Al Hitchcock’s Birds. It’s far less organized, boisterous and simultaneously not as … Continue reading

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VSOs DON’T GET NO RESPECT

Veterans Service Organization representative Carl Jenkins emails me this New Year’s morning to inform me that I don’t know very much about the process. Mr. Jenkins identifies with the Veterans Of Foreign Wars service organization he represents but neglects to identify which … Continue reading

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HOW TO PICK A GOOD VSO SERVICE OFFICER

Well, kids. It’s degenerated to that point in the twenty first century where the actual majority of all claims going to the BVA for adjudication are riddled with errors. Instead of just by Regional Office personnel, it’s clearly becoming apparent that … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY 1–MICHIGAN VSO OVERCHARGES VETS FOR HIS SERVICES

We always ( I did) got the old saw from a VFW service rep. that “Hey, we’re doin’ this for free for you. We don’t get paid a dime like those shyster attorneys that scalp you for all your winnings. … Continue reading

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VSOs NOW CHARGING FOR SERVICES

Apparently, in a new development for Veterans, VSOs everywhere have instituted a new policy of charging Veterans and their widows for help in getting service connection. The Battle Creek Enquirer, in what appears to be the scoop of the century, … Continue reading

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BVA–REMAND TO”READ THE C-FILE”

This is a proof-positive illustration why you and I, and indeed, everyone who enters this convoluted system is condemned to purgatory for years until someone tasked with making the decision actually cracks the books and reads the c-file. It borders … Continue reading

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CAVC–PROFFER V. McDONALD–TAILORING THE PRESUMPTION

I have written of reversals about all manner of cases. I have written of the Presumption of Regularity and it’s increasing importance in jurisprudence where the VA is fond of telling the truth partially but fudging on the “and they lived happily ever after.” … Continue reading

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BVA–PRESUMPTION THAT AMLEG VSO RECEIVED IT?

Once again, Johnny Vet finds himself on the wrong side of the fence. Having waited patiently for his SOC from which to file his Form 9, something has gone snafu. But wait. American Legion to the rescue, right? They also … Continue reading

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