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Hello and thanks to everyone on this site for all the info. I just faxed off my first

"implicit denial"  AND    38 CFR 3.156 (c)(2) claims . Thanks to the info on this site.

I have a bunch more of those to do.


My question is,  Can I use BVA decisions as evidence in my case?   I read some where that we can not

but yet the VA uses them as case law. That seems very one sided to me.


A little on my case.


SC Ulcerative Colitis for over 20 years .  I have used Prednisone a lot. Now my spine is

DDD bad. Common knowledge that Prednisone does this. Even the makers of Prednisone print

this as a side effect.  I have read BVA cases and sometimes they SC it and sometimes they don't,

these cases are the same as mine.   SC  Colitis + pred = bad back.


It would be nice to use the BVA cases that grant SC as evidence.



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Berta cites BVA cases, but, officially, the CAVC only recognizes "panel" and "en banc" CAVC case law.  

Still what I recommend is to read the BVA case then cite the cavc case the BVA cited in their decision.  

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