Tag Archives: Service Connection

DECISION REVIEW OFFICERS–AS SEEN BY…

Much has been said of VA’s hierarchy of raters known as Decision Review Officers, abbreviated as DROs. Their job is so thankless, their retention rate so low and the perks these days being bonusless, that many move on to greener … Continue reading

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BVA–3RD QUARTER DECISIONS OUT

BVA released their 3rd Quarter batch of decisions on Friday evening. HCV cases jumped from 446 this year cumulatively to 562. I have not had a chance to peruse them but feel free to investigate and report back on the … Continue reading

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SMC-S–ATTEMPTING TO CUE OLD TDIU DECISIONS

I was contacted by a Vet seeking to readjudicate an old award pre-Bradley that entailed the same or similar circumstances. To review, Bradley was awarded TDIU for one, single disability as the predicate for the total disability rating. Nevertheless, he … Continue reading

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FED. CIR.–JOHNSON V. McDONALD-DISMEMBERING VA’S EXTRASCHEDULAR RATINGS SCAM

For scores of years, and certainly for as long as the post-1988 modern iteration of the VA as we now know it,  some interpretations of the VA’s regulations have been granted ‘deference’ if I can convey that politely and sarcastically simultaneously. … Continue reading

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VASEC–TOWN HALL MEETINGS

This should be interesting. Our new Fearless Leader has announced town hall meetings but they are to be conducted at all VA Regional Offices and VHA Medical facilities. They are slated to be done by the end of September yet … Continue reading

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CAVC–BALLARD V GIBSON–BACK TO SCHOOL ON INFORMAL CLAIMS

Reversals are like high-Greek drama compared to vacaturs  and set asides for remand to rehang the Vet. They always invoke the ‘aha’ moment where the Judge points to that fatal flaw of law and says “You can get away with … Continue reading

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ILP–NOD DOES FARMVILLE

Corn is interesting. The more sun you give it, the taller it gets. Ditto on the water and fertilizer. However, this year, something is afoot. I vote global warming and I like it. Last year I blamed the good fortune … Continue reading

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FORT FACEBOOK–THE BEST OF JULY 2014

The creme de la creme of this month’s offerings. La dernier cri in avant garde, cutting edge social issues of the day. Knowledge lite. All this and more.       

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Guinness–Coming Home

Few commercials move you as this one submitted by members Paul and Leigh.  Someone who feels he has the stoic control of his emotions may still feel the lump and remember the moment when he/she arrived back from being in … Continue reading

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LA TIMES– INTERESTING TAKE ON PTSD

I have been approached many times and asked to “coach” someone on how they can better present themselves at a PTSD C&P exam. I even have several widgets on my site for info on PTSD exams and so forth. It … Continue reading

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