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  1. slapyo

    slapyo Administrator Staff Member

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    If you have something that you think should be on the front page of Veterans Resources you can send me a PM or you can post it here. If you want to write up an article yourself, that's fine. All that I ask is that any information that is provided be factual and that it can easily been researched by me. This way I can make sure things that are posted up are in deed true. Not to say that any of you would lie, it's just a CYA type of thing I have to do to stay out of legal trouble. :)

    So post links to articles you think should be on the homepage!! If they have pictures, that's even better.
  2. wheino sr.

    wheino sr. New Member

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    Veterans Federal, Illinois v. Iroquois County law.
    Illinois Iroquois County Circuit Court wants to send disabled Vietnam veteran, former Watseka resident, Ron Ehlers to jail for contempt. For failing payment of yet another, recently signed court ordered $15,000. Case # 97 D 73. This despite Mr. Ehlers completing his original court ordered 55 month alimony payment of Veterans' Administration compensation. All the while, being unaware, that payment of a Veterans' Administration disability compensation is not only against Federal law (38 USC 5301), but Illinois case law precedent, Wojcik v. Wojcik (No. 03-D-2709) Dupage County, Illinois. Mr. Ehlers, following Illinois case law, federal law, has completed his court ordered obligation, will not comply.
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    Ron Ehlers while on patrol in Vietnam took the majority of 30 caliber bullets and a grenade in both legs. He was operated on again recently, during his contempt of court hearing Oct. 12th, 2006. Therefore, even if he could, he would not attend. His lawyer, also unaware of federal law, or Wojcik, having just recently received information for his defense, offered no argument. But it was Vietnam veteran Ron Ehlers, through his military service, had defended her. The judge, taking his medical condition into consideration, re-scheduled for December.
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    Mr. Ehlers, for several years has established his home in Missouri. Do veterans' want to see a Vietnam veteran, who not only obeyed his duty to his country, followed the law, complied, and completed his court ordered obligation, go to jail?
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    Veterans’ need to know. Ask Chief Judge Clark E. Erickson ([email protected]) Iroquois County 21st Judicial Circuit Court, 450 E. Court St., Room 109, Kankakee, Illinois, 60901, which law is it going to be, Illinois law, or Iroquois County law?
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    When, as it concerns our veterans, and those veterans just returning, is enough, enough?
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  3. wheino sr.

    wheino sr. New Member

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    Federal,Illinois law not good enough

  4. Bertf

    Bertf New Member

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    My favorite story of 2006

    U.S. military specialists will return to Vietnam to train its soldiers 30 years after the end of the Vietnam War, this time offering medical, technical and language support under an agreement struck with the Pentagon during Prime Minister Phan Van Khai's visit to Washington.
    Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan told editors and reporters at a breakfast interview yesterday at The Washington Times that under the International Military Education and Training (IMET) agreement, U.S. soldiers would be welcome to learn from the Vietnamese.
    Mr. Khoan emphatically denied that any live American prisoners of war remain in Vietnam. Several U.S. POW/MIA groups disagree. The lobby group Rolling Thunder Inc. said the last sighting of a live American POW in Vietnam occurred in the late 1990s.
    There are "absolutely no" POWs living in Vietnam, the deputy prime minister said.
    Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld stopped briefly at the Willard Hotel on Tuesday evening to meet with Mr. Khai, a Pentagon official said.
    The visit ended with an agreement on military-to-military training, capping a series of contacts between the two countries' military establishments, said Mr. Khoan, speaking through a translator.
    "We have agreed that Vietnam will take part in the IMET military training program," said Mr. Khoan, using the acronym for a program that promotes military-to-military relations to increase cooperation and understanding between the United States and foreign countries.
    "At the initial stage, we will receive support in training our military in terms of English, and some of the medical staff and technical staff," he said.
    Defense spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Greg Hicks said that details of the IMET working-level proposal still had to be worked out.
    "Both sides see this as another step in the development of normal bilateral military relations," he said, adding that the agreement "will open the door to more exchanges and opportunities of mutual value."
    "It could include a more robust military-to-military relationship," said Cmdr. Hicks. He declined to give further details. But the deputy prime minister said there was no desire to talk about establishing U.S. bases in Vietnam.
    Mr. Khoan laughed at the idea that there were any American POWs left alive in Vietnam.
  5. chessmaster315

    chessmaster315 New Member

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    Comments from a Veteran about the disparity of disability compensation payments among states:
    (The article about the disparity of compensation payments among states was published several places, such as the Columbus (Ohio) dispatch, July 2007, and the AP)
    The gist of the article is that there is wide disparity among states in regard to Veteran disability compensation. The lowest state is Ohio, who compensates Veterans an average of about $7000 per year, while New Mexico Veterans are compensated about $5000 per year per veteran more.
    The VA is hard pressed to explain this. WE Vets in Ohio know exactly why it is. It is due to the Cleveland Regional Office consistently denying, delaying and underpaying deserving Ohio Veterans their benefits. A few years ago, Illinois was the lowest compensation state. Sen. Barack Obama got mad, and did something about it. As a result, Illinois Veterans moved from the lowest compensated up the scale about 6 notches, leaving Ohio Vets to settle into last place. So far, no politicians have done anything about Ohio being in last place even tho that $5000 per year per Veteran times 1.1 million Ohio Veterans means that Ohio's economy is loosing over $5Billion per year to this disgrace. And, Ohio politicians wonder why Ohio's economy is doing so poorly with home foreclosures in Ohio at a record rate.
  6. TinCanMan

    TinCanMan Active Member

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    The Illinois issue came up years ago as a result of a Knight Ridder news study. Barrak Obama's name was never mentioned. Senator Lane Evans was involved although a study revealed no wrongdoing on the part of the VA.

    Here's the VA OIG report on the subject. That was the end of it.

    http://www.va.gov/oig/52/reports/2005/VAOIG-05-00765-137.pdf

    Try to come up with some facts and leave the conspiracy theories to the tinfoil beanie brigade.
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    Oh, and yes, here is also the refutation about your statistics showing Veterans do not need attorney representation.
    According to the Toledo Blade, in the article above,
    •Veterans who receive legal help or aid from advocacy groups receive on average $11,162, compared with $4,728 for those who go it alone.
  9. TinCanMan

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    Do you know what advocacy groups are? They are talking about the various veterans Service Organizations that represent veterans. Note that it doesn't say attorneys or lawyers.
  10. wheino sr.

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    Judges overstepping. A veteran's observation.
    How can state court judges arbitrarily award as alimony a portion of a veteran’s disability rated compensation, and waive away, by reviewing the disability rights of veteran whose disability rating that maybe determined and factored in as critical? Judgment as if all disabilities are exactly the same? State court judges are overstepping those whose authority it belongs, in the practice of medicine, reevaluation, and rehabilitation of the veteran. And in doing so, the law is quite clear, along with violating the canons of standard conduct for judges, violating “Authority for schedule for rating disabilities.” 38 USC 1155, "..., in no event shall such a readjustment in the rating schedule cause a veteran's disability rating in effect on the effective date of the readjustment to be reduced unless an improvement in the veteran's disability is shown to have occurred.” Violating as well, 38 USC 5301, 42 USC 1408.

    I now wondered, if state court judges are allowed to take away a veteran’s disability compensation without a medical license, or medical knowledge, how does the Board of Veterans Appeals, who are continually faced with determining a veteran’s disability compensation, or other medical claim, adjudicate these medical questions?
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    38 C.F.R. PART 20—BOARD OF VETERANS' APPEALS: RULES OF PRACTICE
    Justia :: 38 C.F.R. PART 20—BOARD OF VETERANS' APPEALS: RULES OF PRACTICE

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    § 20.101 Rule 101. Jurisdiction of the Board.
    “b Appellate jurisdiction of determinations of the Veterans Health Administration. The Board's appellate jurisdiction extends to questions of eligibility for hospitalization, outpatient treatment, and nursing home and domiciliary care; for devices such as prostheses, canes, wheelchairs, back braces, orthopedic shoes, and similar appliances; and for other benefits administered by the Veterans Health Administration. Medical determinations, such as determinations of the need for and appropriateness of specific types of medical care and treatment for an individual, are not adjudicative matters and are beyond the Board's jurisdiction. Typical examples of these issues are whether a particular drug should be prescribed, whether a specific type of physiotherapy should be ordered, and similar judgmental treatment decisions with which an attending physician may be faced.”
    Authority: 38 U.S.C. 511a, 7104, 7105, 7108
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    § 20.901 Rule 901. Medical opinions and opinions of the General Counsel.
    “(d) Independent medical expert opinions. When, in the judgment of the Board, additional medical opinion is warranted by the medical complexity or controversy involved in an appeal, the Board may obtain an advisory medical opinion from one or more medical experts who are not employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Opinions will be secured, as requested by the Chairman of the Board, from recognized medical schools, universities, clinics, or medical institutions with which arrangements for such opinions have been made by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. An appropriate official of the institution will select the individual expert, or experts, to give an opinion.”
    Authority: 38 U.S.C. 7109
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    State court judges in awarding a veterans’ VA disability compensation as a ‘divisible asset’ in a divorce, these disability medical questions or issues are not beyond his state court jurisdiction, nor warranted, and not required to obtain advisory medical opinion from medical experts, as required by the BVA, as well as in other civil litigation. These illegal rulings, by description, these judges can only be described as, 1. An absolute ruler 2. A ruler who governs oppressively or brutally 3. One who uses authority or power harshly. The Merriam-Webster definition of a “tyrant”.
  11. wheino sr.

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    State court judges v. BVA

    Judges overstepping. A veteran's observation.
    How can state court judges arbitrarily award as alimony a portion of a veteran’s disability rated compensation, and waive away, by reviewing the disability rights of veteran whose disability rating that maybe determined and factored in as critical? Judgment as if all disabilities are exactly the same? State court judges are overstepping those whose authority it belongs, in the practice of medicine, reevaluation, and rehabilitation of the veteran. And in doing so, the law is quite clear, along with violating the canons of standard conduct for judges, violating “Authority for schedule for rating disabilities.” 38 USC 1155, "..., in no event shall such a readjustment in the rating schedule cause a veteran's disability rating in effect on the effective date of the readjustment to be reduced unless an improvement in the veteran's disability is shown to have occurred.” Violating as well, 38 USC 5301, 42 USC 1408.

    I now wondered, if state court judges are allowed to take away a veteran’s disability compensation without a medical license, or medical knowledge, how does the Board of Veterans Appeals, who are continually faced with determining a veteran’s disability compensation, or other medical claim, adjudicate these medical questions?
    =
    38 C.F.R. PART 20—BOARD OF VETERANS' APPEALS: RULES OF PRACTICE
    Justia :: 38 C.F.R. PART 20—BOARD OF VETERANS' APPEALS: RULES OF PRACTICE

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    § 20.101 Rule 101. Jurisdiction of the Board.
    “b Appellate jurisdiction of determinations of the Veterans Health Administration. The Board's appellate jurisdiction extends to questions of eligibility for hospitalization, outpatient treatment, and nursing home and domiciliary care; for devices such as prostheses, canes, wheelchairs, back braces, orthopedic shoes, and similar appliances; and for other benefits administered by the Veterans Health Administration. Medical determinations, such as determinations of the need for and appropriateness of specific types of medical care and treatment for an individual, are not adjudicative matters and are beyond the Board's jurisdiction. Typical examples of these issues are whether a particular drug should be prescribed, whether a specific type of physiotherapy should be ordered, and similar judgmental treatment decisions with which an attending physician may be faced.”
    Authority: 38 U.S.C. 511a, 7104, 7105, 7108
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    § 20.901 Rule 901. Medical opinions and opinions of the General Counsel.
    “(d) Independent medical expert opinions. When, in the judgment of the Board, additional medical opinion is warranted by the medical complexity or controversy involved in an appeal, the Board may obtain an advisory medical opinion from one or more medical experts who are not employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Opinions will be secured, as requested by the Chairman of the Board, from recognized medical schools, universities, clinics, or medical institutions with which arrangements for such opinions have been made by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. An appropriate official of the institution will select the individual expert, or experts, to give an opinion.”
    Authority: 38 U.S.C. 7109
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    State court judges in awarding a veterans’ VA disability compensation as a ‘divisible asset’ in a divorce, these disability medical questions or issues are not beyond his state court jurisdiction, nor warranted, and not required to obtain advisory medical opinion from medical experts, as required by the BVA, as well as in other civil litigation. These illegal rulings, by description, these judges can only be described as, 1. An absolute ruler 2. A ruler who governs oppressively or brutally 3. One who uses authority or power harshly. The Merriam-Webster definition of a “tyrant”.
  12. william lofquist

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    So how is this site supposed to work..? No one responds/
  14. slapyo

    slapyo Administrator Staff Member

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  15. william lofquist

    william lofquist New Member

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    Hi Slapyo

    Thank you for responding, are you a VSO Veteran? if not were and who do I trust while filing my claims? Huge issues with filings and gathering information from history of military service time..
    Can you be of help?
    Bill
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    Quan tâm sâu sắc
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