It is so refreshing to find a source that responds in a CLEAR PRAGMATIC way with USEFUL INFORMATION.
Thank you for your kind words. I've proudly worn the label as a dedicated pragmatist for many years. Trying to interpret VA doublespeak into plain English has become a sort of hobby.
Once I learned that VA tells us our rating is permanent by using a cryptic message about dependents education (whether we have dependents or not) there was no looking back. The tactical obfuscation practiced at VA is too rich a target to ignore....better than a crossword puzzle. Thanks again!