Tag Archives: Service Connection

CHEESEVILLE AND NEWNAN NOW THE VA DOCUMENTS DUMP

Nota bene. The old days of shipping it all in to your local VARO have passed on. The trick now is to send it to Janesville Wisconsin and Newnan, Georgia depending on your location. Here’s the VA handout. To make … Continue reading

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ALS, a presumptive service-connected disability

Final Rule.9/23/08. Presumption of Service Connection for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis  page 54691 Col. 3.   “The cause of ALS is unknown, but these studies indicate that there exists a statistical correlation between activities in military service and development of ALS.”  Service connection is … Continue reading

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CAVC–REAVES v. McDONALD–THE PANDORA PARADOX

This is a great Single Judge decision to illustrate  the ultimate stupidity of finally granting something now that they’ve been denying since 1982-fully 32 years ago. Add in “losing” the c-file and having to reconstruct it (funny what makes it back … Continue reading

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VACO–RUMORS ON VERMIN LANE NORTHWEST

Seems our illustrious Undersecretary of all that is Benefits and Bucks was spotted on Oahu last week. Rumor has it that the Honolulu Veterans Service Manager is now looking for employment in the civilian sector. Apparently Allison wasn’t there for a getaway … Continue reading

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Deadline for Veterans’ Choice Card and Call Center Looming

The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, (signed into law Aug 7, 2014 as Pub.L. 113-146.) may not meet important tasks in time. (see govtrak for bill details). The VA has no later than 90 days to issue the Veterans’ … Continue reading

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CAVC–ANDREWS V SHINSEKI–15 YEAR APPEAL TO BVA for VR&E

Here’s an interesting case to put in the ILP file. Marine Veteran Tyrone Andrews has a problem. VA has been dogging his claim as they did mine. And much like me, he knocked them up about fifteen years after filing his … Continue reading

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DAV’s excellent report out–Women Veterans: The Long Journey Home

Some of the topics, as they relate to post 9/11 female vets, include the following:  wounded in action, limb loss and amputation, traumatic brain injury, mental health, suicide, VA health care system, VA Mental Health Care, legal problems, military sexual … Continue reading

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