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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Another Vet Earns Agent Orange Recognition - Outside Vietnam!

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Thanks Pete992-

interesting case-

I disagree with the blogger who posted this at the link-

as to providing the VA with a copy of this decision unless the veteran can put himself at same time, same MOS, same place as this veteran and also perhaps be able to provide some buddy statements.

I would suggest instead that a veteran with a highly similiar exposure to AO during this place and time frame submit instead copies of the same literature this veteran did.

The blogger suggest Paul Sutton (a superb vet's lawyer) was responsible for helping with the award but I read this at the BVA site and Matthew D. Hill is listed at BVA as the attorney of record. ?

BVA decisions are usually considered too specific to the veteran who the decision is for and don't have much weight in supporting other claims.

Also,as I found out when I got my BVA award, Most of my evidence was not even mentioned at all.Although they said there was 'at least' relative equipoise. I left no evidentary stone unturned.

When the BVA finds enough evidence to award they often go no further and certainly don't list it all in their decisions.

So this vet might well have had additional evidence that expanded on what the VA noted in the decision.

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