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They Sure Like To F*** W/ Me!

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  • HadIt.com Elder

So, I receive a brown envelope from the BVA today. My appeal for smc "s" award, inferred, dating back to 4/89 is due for a decision. It was remanded by the CAVC, twice, to the BVA for a decision, where it went to the AMC and then back to the BVA.

Bergmann & Moore (B&M), LLC, law firm, won my remand, at the CAVC. They, B&M, sent me my records and said that I should not need them anymore. The BVA sent me a letter about 3 months ago requesting any new evidence I might have, within 60 days, or if none received they would decide.

Now, the BVA, sends me this notice stating, that since I had previously had B&M, at the CAVC, did I want them to represent me, here, at the BVA. And if not do I want another representative (VSO) or lawyer . . . or did I want to represent myself, "Pro Se." Please sign here and submit within 30 days or we'll decide without.

I knew the envelope was "too thin" for a decision, especially since it dates back to April, 1989.


Guess I'll contact B&M and see what they say.


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  • HadIt.com Elder

You need to keep an attorney on board. As long as you had Bergmann - Moore Your claim stayed out of the AMC. They should not have let you go. Now it can go to the AMC and it that happens, It could take years of passing it around like so many other AMC claims.

Hang in there Flip.


A Veteran is a person who served this country. Treat them with respect.

A Disabled Veteran is a person who served this country and bears the scars of that service regardless of when or where they served.

Treat them with the upmost respect. I do. Rejection is not a sign of failure. Failure is not an option, Medical opinions and evidence wins claims. Trust in others is a virtue but you take the T out of Trust and you are left with Rust so be wise about who you are dealing with.

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Being that you hit your 20 years for protected ratings a couple of years back,

perhaps it's just their way to continue, showing you some love : - )

Carlie passed away in November 2015 she is missed.

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You know the drill. Win or Die. That's some serious change on the table. Get the law dogs. 20% is peanuts. They'll be jerking your chain for another 10 years if you don't.



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