Tag Archives: Service Connection

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS RENO

Road trips are a hoot. We made it across Willamette Pass (5200 ft.) a hop, skip and a jump ahead of a major snowstorm unbeknownst to us. It dropped from 60 to 34 over several hours and dumped two feet. The … Continue reading

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ROAD TRIP– RENO–NOVA IN SF

Cupcake called for a Road Trip. Naturally, being her assigned bodyguard, I will be required to go with her. We’re heading out Monday and heading south on the back roads. RON @ Klamath Falls on Monday night and then to the … Continue reading

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VARO 346– 40% MORE- HE’S HIGHLY OVERRATED

In a never ending cascade of ratings, VA has now bequeathed upon me an additional 40% for cryoglobulinemia and fibromyalgia. As inane as this may sound, I don’t want or need the ratings. It’s not a prerequisite for any more money … Continue reading

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CAVC–BOND V McDONALD–IMPLICIT DENIAL REQUIREMENTS

I’ve been waiting for a good decision-not necessarily a precedential one- that illustrates the concept of implicit denial. Judge Kasold, not my favorite Judge at the CAVC, defends this concept in his affirmation of Mr. James E. Bond’s (no relation … Continue reading

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PTSD–TEACHING TO THE TEST

I received an interesting email yesterday (Monday) from a fellow (Hank R.) who feels we (Veterans advocates) are in some way “coaching” our brethren  on how to best answer the DBQs (Disability Benefits Questionnaires)and VA psychiatrists/Doctors. The implicit suggestion was that … Continue reading

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CAVC– DWYER V. SHINSEKI–DEAD SKUNK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

Here’s a wonderful single judge decision on Hepatitis C/HCC (hepatocellular carcinoma) jurisprudence. Ms. Dwyer should never have been subjected to this effrontery. The BVA weenies sent this thing out to get a clarification on “at least as likely as not” … Continue reading

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VA FILINGS–MURPHY’S NEW LAW

We are starting to see a new metric develop with staggering implications. For over thirty years, around the time of the VJRA of 1988, there has been a gradual increase in claims adjudication times that cannot be excused due to … Continue reading

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