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  1. Good informative article. I will say evidence is king and eventually somebody will connect the dots. The form-9 and 646 probably need to done by the VSO when the form 9 is submitted. I don't know if its possible, but people with the most knowledge should have a hand in its preparation. Also, it would allow the veteran be a part of the final argument before it is docketed in Washington, DC. Just my opinion.................
  2. Been on the DRO roller coaster for a while and unfortunately I feel my evidence hasn't been fully read and comprehended. Strongly recommend sending a evidenced based/organized claim initially and if denied BVA is the next step.
  3. Sorry to get back to you so late Berta. No my mother has passed. I guess I would file the claim in the name of the family. But I first gotta take his DD214 to the VSO to request his personnel file to see if he was ever at Camp Lejeune.
  4. My step father was in the Marines and unfortunately passed from leukemia three years ago. His primary duty station was Camp Pendleton; however I was told all Marines have to attend infantry school before their first duty station. I probably will have to visit a VSO to request his personnel records unless there is another way. Am I on the right path?
  5. Congrats............
  6. Congrats................
  7. What are the requirements for the Post 9/11 GI Bill?
  8. Excellent information regarding the 646. This is one of the reasons why the appeal is not forwarded to the BVA sooner. Good analogy, Berta.
  9. Excellent news............
  10. There are many reasons why claims are denied at the regional level and eventually end up at the BVA. Submitting a good claim is paramount, but also acknowledging medical evidence and basing judgment on evidence is just as important. The triangle of a good claim is straight forward and simple, but somehow more claims seems to be denied because medical evidence is either not present during the process or not considered. Maybe all submitted relative medical evidence needs to be listed and whether it was used in the decision. This would force accountability from the veteran and the regional office.