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Vets Gets Award



Many of you are familiar with this Case-

"In May of 2007, Stratford was awarded compensation for PTSD related to service. Then, strangely, in October of 2007, after the VA implemented the C&P Service review policy, the decision was reversed and Stratford's claim was denied_ per VA Watchdog Larry Scott-

Stratford's Writ of Mandamus was granted but the CAVC and

"CAVC Chief Judge William P. Greene, Jr. has ordered the VA to respond within 30 days."

This all grew out of the EXtraordinary Award review CRAP that Cooper pulled before he left VA suddenly-

and it seems to me that this might become a new pattern for the VA's MOS of stall-just grant and then decide to deny the SAME claim!

Stratford's Petition of Mandamus is a good template for any vet adversely affected in the same way and is available with full story at


It seems this would be the only way for any vet to get this type of situation straightened out.

I think the Watchdog article said 20% of claims awarded have been suddenly denied-maybe I got that wrong- it is all at the link-

I hope this is not a forecast of more future BS from VA to well deserving veterans.

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This just makes me sick.

And then they wonder why a vet would snap and do some crazy stuff. This kinda thing can cause a priest to go nuts.

I am going to try not to think about this any more today as it will get me all stressed.

It is a horrible shame that a vet must suffer through such bs.

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Disgraceful as it is, it doesn't surprise me.

Hard to come by and easy to loose.

I guess that is why my Mother always said, " Never count your chickens before they hatch.

I wonder if my name will be one of the next ones.

Does it state whether these were BVA Judge decisions or just made by the R.O alone.

Can someone overturn the BVA Judges' decision?

My, oh My!


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30 days have passed. I wonder what the VA's response was? I guess now you will need to have your award reviwed in the following manner:

DRO - approved then fowrard to the next DRO

Next DRO - approved then forwarded to appeals supervisor

Appeals supervisor - approved then to the VSCM

VSCM - approved then to this new review board

Review board - approved then forwarded to VARO janitor

Janitor - decsion reversed. Great job, pay raise submitted for janitor. SSOC issued claim denied

Little did the janitor know that his service would be soooooo needed by the VA.

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