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@  chuck57thSig : (30 October 2014 - 05:51 PM) Sarti07, It's Under (Va Claims And Research) Http://www.hadit.com/forums/topic/59064-Prep-For-Decision-Phaseprovisional-Rating/
@  sarti07 : (30 October 2014 - 02:43 PM) Hello, I Just Posted A Topic About Prep For Decision.. I Have No Idea Where To Find It! Lol
@  carlie : (28 October 2014 - 03:42 PM) Reelnrod - Just Pick A Topic That Corresponds To Your Stuff And Post It
@  reelnrod : (28 October 2014 - 10:11 AM) So, How Do I Post A Topic?
@  Thadine : (28 October 2014 - 08:21 AM) Irrrl
@  Thadine : (28 October 2014 - 08:18 AM) Fishing License
@  Thadine : (28 October 2014 - 08:14 AM) Thadine Quick
@  red : (27 October 2014 - 12:14 PM) Anyone Heard Any Updates On Flying Space A For 100% Disabled Vets?
@  maxwell18 : (27 October 2014 - 10:49 AM) I Did Contact My Congressman Jeff Miller, Let's See What Will Happen
@  maxwell18 : (27 October 2014 - 10:48 AM) @britton
@  Tbird : (27 October 2014 - 04:26 AM) Thank You Larry S For Your Contribution To Our Funding Campaign
@  britton : (26 October 2014 - 07:33 PM) Everyone (Veteran's) Should Recive A Memo From The Dept Of Veterans Affairs ****notification Of Medication Scheduling Change****
@  britton : (26 October 2014 - 07:24 PM) Meds That Are Consider To Be Schedule Ii Narcotic...pain Meds Like Hydrocodone Ectt Ect,,
@  britton : (26 October 2014 - 07:22 PM) As I Understand We Only Can See The Va Dr's Every 28 Days To Renew Our Prescription Meds A New Law Went Into Effect Oct 6Th 2014....i Only See Problems Problems Problems With This...grrrrr
@  maxwell18 : (26 October 2014 - 03:52 PM) This Is Maxwell18 Would The Person Who Contacted Me (Vern2) Please Contact Me Again, I Attemped To E Mail You It Returned No Reply. Thanks
@  Tbird : (26 October 2014 - 05:12 AM) Thank You Maxwell18 For Your Contribution To Our Funding Campaign.
@  Notorious Kelly : (25 October 2014 - 07:53 PM) Max- Contact Your Congressman- Dea Has Got Docs So Cowed They're Afraid To Dispense Tylenol
@  maxwell18 : (25 October 2014 - 07:10 PM) Anybody Having Problems Getting Pain Pills (Norco) Filled Us Navy Base (Nas Whiting Fld Milton Fl). Had A Prescription For 90 Norco Pills For 30 Days, 3 A Day For Pain, Got 30 For 30 Days. That Will Last Me 10 Days. Another Thing That Our Government Is Screwing With Us. I Don't Know What To Do, Don't Want To To The Va, Don't Know What They Will Either. Anybody Goy Any Ideas. 
@  Burt : (25 October 2014 - 10:28 AM) Does Anyone Else Here Wear A Don Joy Armor Knee Brace From The Va?
@  red : (24 October 2014 - 10:10 AM) Any News On Space A Flying?

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#334201 Fdc Complete Woohoo 100%

Posted by Navy04 on 23 April 2014 - 09:23 AM

UPDATE 4/23!       WooHoo WooHoo WooHoo   100%   100%  100%



Thank you all so much on here, this whole process has been such a struggle over the last 7 months. In the last month God has been good to my family and I. Starting next month I will receive my 100% VA, SSDI, and my wife will be paid 2K a month to be my caretaker. I am so grateful to guys on here like USDART, 63Sierra, NavyWife, Carlie and Berta. God Bless each and every one of you. I am so emotional right now, and I feel like I am floating in the clouds. Thank you guys again and I hope that each and every one of you will post a Success Story on here very soon. Love Ya

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#352187 Suscess Story

Posted by Hollis on 24 October 2014 - 12:00 PM

man the last 3 months have be rough, however, today I got the BIG BROWN ENVELOPE in the mail. I am now rated 100%. man this has been a long hard up hill battle. I like to thank each an everyone on here who has given me courage and hope, thank you very much.

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#321926 What To Do If Currently Employed And Not Doing Well At Work?

Posted by john999 on 27 November 2013 - 01:52 PM



            The VA knows a 65 Vietnam vet is probably so sick when he gets 100% he will be dead in a few years.  The 65 year old RVN vet went 30 years with nothing but abuse and neglect and then when he is half dead gets 100%.  We RVN vets were 21 years old once, and felt just like you do about WWII vets who ruled the VSO's and ran the VA.  I remember one WWII vet telling me we RVN vets were cry babies.  Nobody ever told us we were the guys with white hats.  We were the official psychos and misfits for the media to feast on, so if we get benefits today we earned them.  I don't get my benefits any faster than younger vets to tell the truth. Case in point I have been waiting almost 8 years for one claim.



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#349356 Inside Info From A Dro

Posted by Notorious Kelly on 25 September 2014 - 02:46 PM

Interesting summary of appeals process and opinions from a DRO:


"I have been a Decision Review Officer (DRO) at the Milwaukee VA Regional Office (VARO) since October 2002.  I have worked at the VARO since November 1997.  The following are my thoughts and concerns about the appeals process within the Veterans’ Disability Claims process.."





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#348342 100% P&t Today...

Posted by jdman on 13 September 2014 - 04:05 PM

Checked E-Benefits this morning and found out that my claim was closed and I was awarded 100% P&T. Went from 90 to 100%. So relieved now!!!

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#322743 Dismissing Every One Around Me

Posted by aggie54 on 07 December 2013 - 07:07 PM

Maset, Sorry to hear that you are having so many health problems along with family issues. One thing for sure is that I know you are a survivor, and I know with the faith you have, is all that's needed to get through these difficult times.


I've been there before my friend. I was injured while in the Military where I lost my left eye sight, plus so many other medical problems, after being in the Military well over 25 years I felt that my life was over and coming to an end, 


but, with the help of my wife, and me finding help from doctors all over, I knew that my life would change for the better. Well after struggling for over 3 years I found that my problems were only temporary, and thank God and many prayers 


later my life did change, of course I went to the VA and attended group counseling which was hard for me, because the other veterans had different issues, and a lot were just clowns, and I couldn't handle it, so I stop going. Shortly after I 


enrolled in college and began to meet new friends that didn't know my military pass. Now, I been there going on three years, of course I still take all my medications, but I found a way to deal with my issues, and I didn't make it 



obvious to my new friends that I suffered from my pass military issues. maset, all I can say buddy is this, if you feel that the VA is not helping you or you just don't feel comfortable with them, go out and seek another health provider and get 


the help you need. Remember this my friend, there were times while in the military when we had to make decisions without any other involved because we felt that it was our choice to make, so make it my friend, and do it for you, not


anyone else. Feel free to get back to many with any other questions you may have, and may the lord bless you with the health and peace of mind that you deserve. Thank you for your service to our beloved country.

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#350846 Statement Of Claim From Spouse And Myself

Posted by NavyWife on 10 October 2014 - 11:31 AM

Please be very very careful in any statements you send to VA.


NEVER, EVER SAY YOU ARE OK. Never say there are times when it was under control, when it wasn't so bad, when medications weren't necessary.  Any of these type statements, VA will definitely use to try and lowball or deny you.  They have a habit of ignoring pages and pages of medical history and pointing out one single sentence where the veteran or spouse said he was "ok".


Please review the  rating schedule for this issues you are filing for.



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#350275 I Called Bob

Posted by asknod on 03 October 2014 - 07:30 PM

Hey, Vets. This works great. I called Bob on Wednesday. Thursday morning the BVA gomer calls to find out whazzup. Then today the DRO calls up to say they are doing my DRO (which I didn't ask for) on my NOD of my CUE denial for a rating reduction. VA Seattle is 545 days out on DRO reviews. I submitted the NOD on 4/30/2014.   The DRO asked me what I wanted. 100% from 1994 and SMC S. 



onward thru the fog. Vote for Bob.

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#347165 Viewing Specific Evidence Listed In Statement Of The Case (Soc)

Posted by 63SIERRA on 31 August 2014 - 09:21 PM

Ive noticed in even the initial denials they put multiple reasons as to why you MAY have been denied, that way you cant pin them down on anything. They sure seem to be trying every trick in the book to keep from being cornered on any  statements that will backfire on them. The more educated vets become in the process , the more the va seems to elevate thier trickery and deception. Generalization of reasons and basis is just a way to NOT tell you why they denied you, so you cant levee proof in your defense as to why they wrongfully denied you , because they havent actually told you why. Not only are they doing that, they are also not telling veterans what they must do to win thier claims either. C&P exams are being " thrown" by the examiners in order to deny the veteran, because they know most young vets dont have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of, much less money for an Imo.

It pathetic. Its sickening, and its getting worse.

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#346425 Feeling Guilty

Posted by Fat on 25 August 2014 - 12:34 PM

You dont have to feel guilty. VA compensation is based on the 100% whole person concept. If due to injury, sickness, or loss of limb you are less than 100% whole upon discharging, you might be due compensation based on the ailment if you meet VA standards for compensation. Not all military personnel see the battle field; however the United States Military is a coordinated team effort of every branch and specialty code. The goal is to promote democracy, protect the constitution, and provide the light of opportunity for all.  All service members play a part in the United States having the best military in the world.

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#345812 A New Va Low And Ridiculous Reason To Support Denial

Posted by broncovet on 20 August 2014 - 05:32 AM

The VA has to rate you on the criteria listed in the regulations.  This is established precedence.  Many BVA decisions use the phrase


, "The criteria for xxx condition have(or have not) been met".  


 The statement means the BVA made a factual determination as to whether you met the criteria, and, if you do indeed meet the criteria, the benefits will be awarded.  


You should argue that "the ability to form a sentence" or "organize your claim" is NOT one of the criteria for IU, and, that you meet the criteria because (your doc says you meet the criteria).  That is your nexus.  No docs nexus, no benefits.  Neither YOUR opinion, nor the rating specialist, can make a medical determination, only the doc can do that.  If your doc says you are unemployable, then you should pound them with the criteria, pointing out they do not have medical expertise to make a valid opinion of your suitablity for employment, only the doc can do that, and he has done so they must award benefits.    


The VA does this on purpose..rates you on "non criteria".  The VA can not say, "We are denying your claim because you wore a red shirt, and have long hair,  and we dont like people who wear red shirts and have long hair." because red shirts and long hair are not part of the rating criteria.  They still rate on non criteria, but we need to call them on that legal error.  


Remember, of course, if you do NOT have a doctor's statement saying you are unemployable, you will need to get another docs opinion, such as an IME/IMO or you wont be getting benefits.  Your decision turns on the nexus.  

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#344922 Smc Do I Need To Submit Claim

Posted by VetlawUS on 13 August 2014 - 06:40 AM

The VA is required to consider SMC if they grant a "total and permanent" 100% rating.  


If they do not consider it - DO NOT FILE A CUE CLAIM (unless you have no other legal recourse ... i.e., your appeals are final, and you have no ability to reopen).  A CUE Claim should be a claim of last resort when there are no options left.


Instead, if you are within the time to file an appeal (1 year from the Ratings Decision) file a Notice of Disagreement appealing the denial of SMC in the Ratings Decision that granted a 100% P&T rating.  


If you are not within that time, file a claim to Reopen to consider SMC...wait til you get the SMC, then file a NOD challenging the effective date using the argument that the VA should have inferred SMC from a grant of 100% permanent and total disability.  Only after losing all those appeals do I think it wise to file a CUE claim.


Here are a few posts from the Veterans Law Blog to help out:


Read about CUE Claims - and what makes them difficult and dangerous - here.


Here is some basic information about what goes into a Notice of Disagreement.


Failure to decide "inferred claims" like SMC is one of the Top 5 Most common errors that the BVA makes.


Hope the answer, and the links, help.



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#341529 End All Backlog By 2015?

Posted by broncovet on 12 July 2014 - 04:27 PM

The Va is going to elimate Veteran homelessness, eliminate the backlog, no one will lose their insurance,every  Veteran will get a doctors appointment in 30 days...and Santa Claus will bring every Veteran a new Lamborghini, as long as you vote for .....  Do you see the pattern here?  

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#341312 Got A New So

Posted by Navy04 on 10 July 2014 - 09:05 AM

My hometown VSO is a very nice 30 year AF Veteran, but a blooming Idiot. He also has too much faith in the VA. I was medically retired last year and 80% SC. He said that it takes years to get 100%. Wrong, 7 months later I was granted 100% and SSDI approved in less than 10 weeks. I always tell Vets, that we need to learn as much as possible and not depend on those type of people that either don't want to help us, or try to screw us in the end. God Bless and good luck

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#338540 C&p States Employed Full Time -- Incorrect

Posted by john999 on 12 June 2014 - 08:35 AM

I think vet should be able to bring a lawyer to a c&p exam.   The lawyer would shut you up when they start to ask leading questions meant to reduce or sever SC.

Snake Eyes, you need to understand clearly if you want to continue working paid or unpaid 40-50 hours a week and try to collect TDIU. Have you applied for SSDI? If you do you probably need to be "not working" at all.  If you keep it to 20 hours a week and at or below poverty level OK.  You must read TDIU regs carefully so the VA cannot hang you with your own guts.  I understand why you want to keep doing something but mostly incompatible with TDIU.  If you can work under the SSA/IRS table then you take a chance but it is not report to SSA/IRS and TDIU is clean.  TDIU is really for those who cannot work.  If you could get scheduler 100% then no problem.




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#337803 Waiting Game...need A Hobby

Posted by Hamslice on 04 June 2014 - 10:59 PM

"need a Hobby"


I built a coop and bought about a hundred chickens that occupy my time while I wait for the VA......



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#337644 How To Review Your C&p Exams

Posted by john999 on 03 June 2014 - 11:39 AM

You can review your C&P exam but you can't change it except by showing gross flaws and demanding another exam.  Usually, the best course is to get IME/IMO to destroy a bad C&P exam.  I spent a couple of years trying to get a new C&P. I got a new one just as bad as the old one.  Then I got wise via Hadit and got private IME's and I won big.

Think of the money you spend on an IME as an investment that can pay off 1000% immediately.




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#337301 What Is Your Number One Complaint About The Va?

Posted by Berta on 31 May 2014 - 06:45 AM

"If the VA fabricated numbers to cover medical appointments they more likely than not fabricated numbers to cover claim backlogs. "


Of course they did. I brought that up recently to the IG.


There are other 'secret ' lists in a addition to the waiting lists at Pheonix and other VAMCS......


I already mentioned the one at OGC ( violation of the NPDB mandate ) meaning.... know one knows ( except the OGC just how many vets deaths under FTCA has occurred)




The other list is the one at the ROs....These are the wrongful death 1151 awards to surviving spouses.


Not to mention the regular 1151 awards, by which the malpractice didn't cause the death of the vet, it caused additional disability that,in some cases could become the cause of their death.


One major reason the Interim IG report is so devastating is because long ago, VA manipulated their malpractice stats and got away with it.


Knowing they would have no accountability on that, it must have been easy for them to refuse timely care (which the Phoenix scandal, now involving  other VAMCS ( I think Fox said 40 so far) is all about



No one really knows how many vets have died at the hands of VA for failure to timely and properly treat them.


Or will, in the future. die directly due to VA health care.


My prime goal, as an advocate, after reading this horrendous IG report, is to have those secret lists revealed to the H VAC.

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#337108 Time To Speak Out (From Charles Kelley)

Posted by Berta on 29 May 2014 - 09:52 AM

Many of you know what a relentless advocate for veterans Charles Kelley has been.

Here is his statement:



Time to for YOU (Veterans and Widows and Damaged Offspring)

to speak out!

I finally heard on FOX news some issues with not only the VA health care but the claims process as well. I hope my hard copy submittals had something to do with this.

However, FOX said they were taking a film crew and reporters over to the HVAC today and find out what in the world is going on with VA claims.

I hope they have enough knowledge to ask the appropriate questions especially when it comes to number of days to process in the context it was asked. Not some response that is a bogus as the number of days for health care.

It seems the media wants to put this issue on middle management and probably rightfully so at some level. However as you know with evidence we have said this is from the top down including the Executive Branch at the highest levels. No not just this one. Going on since our WW2 mustard gas as well as nuclear radiation issues. The historical facts are clear and this criminal activity continues to this day.

As you also know we have made sound logical common sense recommendations to solve this issue and put some integrity back into the claims process. To include fraudulently denied claims for presumptive issues and the Board of Veterans Appeals.

To ask a question on a claim or to add evidence you uncovered and VA’s reply is this will take add extra one to two years to your claim is totally unacceptable and indeed I would consider criminal.

BVA taking over two years to decide a claim and then taking another two years to decide the exact same claim except for the docket number. None of it makes legal nor common sense except government budget control to deny and stall; and fat cat government jobs.

Unless the higher ups, including Congress, are willing to have these meetings for those that have gone through the meat grinder for benefits earned and are willing to listen to the known fraud at VA in many issues including presumptive issues and geographical locations as well as equipment exposures then there is nothing that can be done. It will be just be stalled until the media frenzy goes away. Why would they start now and continue after 50 plus years of known abuse.

No one has even mentioned that if the claims process was valid and had some kind of integrity; “gee how long would the Service Connected medical care lines be now.” Just add about 450,000 minimum Veterans to the Service Connected Health Care roles.

So yes, VA should be investigated after our recommendations. Not only that in my opinion the IOM should be Congressionally investigated as to their role in assisting the government/VA in denying many presumptive disorders that lead to lack of treatment and death or disability.  Do not stakeholders have the absolute right to question their government appointed medical jury as to processes and procedures and demand explanations as to how biologically their decisions make any sense at all?  It seems they are allowed as VA to sit behind closed doors and are answerable to no one except maybe the Office of Public Health out of the Executive Branch.

Now Miller will do nothing and I am sure Sanders will do nothing nor the VA enablers in Congress. However, now is the time to send in your claims horror stories to Fox News. So far they are the only ones that have said anything regarding this issue of claims.

Here are some E-mails that I think are valid.

You may have someone else or use face book or twitter or whatever those new fangled things are you want to post your story.

Although, I would not bother with Bill  O'rielly since he knows better when Sanders tried to tell him years ago how horrible the government treated its Veterans.  Oh that is not true he says as if he had some personal knowledge over a member or the HVAC.  Take a hike Bill you did not know and do not know obviously.

Heck copy all of them if sending in E-mail.


In our case it has taken over 40 years to get this attention from the media. This window will close fast given the attention span of the media no matter how abusive the government. If you do not act then there is not much else I or anyone else can do.

I have also had a request from a reporter I trust for information on how long VA Executives have been gaming the system.

“To my valued and trusted sources in the veteran community, I'm working on a story today that takes a look at a history of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In that story we are looking at just how long VA executives have been "gaming the system" and manipulating veteran wait times and other data.

There's much discussion right now about when this all began. It appears to be much earlier than when most news organizations are saying it started. But if that is the case, we need evidence, we need examples. Can you help us on this? Do you have any information that shows this has been going on as far back as 2004 or before?

I'm on a deadline and would  like to get your input on this if any of you have examples and/or comments on or off the record.  Please reply via email if that is possible for you, or call me.”

Thanks very much.

Jamie Reno International Business Times -




PLEASE: This is not about individual claims as I understand his request.  So please do not send in problems with individual claims. Mr. Reno cannot help with that. We know the processes are adversarial and intentionally designed to stall any request for benefits earned using any methods they, VA, choose.

Only Congress can put an end to the stalling, denials, VA and Government Scientific Misconduct used to deny presumptive claims, Redundant BVA Reviews to increase stalling, redundant requests for information at regional levels, or five years to even work a remanded claim by VA, etc.

If you have information on VA officials gaming the system, including the Secretaries we have had, then please; it is time to speak up. I would expect Mr. Reno would also honor any requests for anonymous submittals if so stated.

Gaming the system is systemic in nature and subject.  This can cross into the whole line of VA as an entire agency itself gaming the system from the top down.

You cannot have VA destroying radiation evidence they had regarding our WW2 era Veterans as even reported in the New York Times in 1987. Probably the most liberal media publication in the world along with big government can do no wrong protectionism and we need more and more government in our lives and then say this agency has had much integrity from the top down.

1987 shredding of Veterans files - New York Times


Even WW2 Radiation Veterans were a target of VA corruption.

Is not destroying evidence in a court case criminal?  Apparently not when it comes to Veterans.  If so can anyone tell us who in VA was charged and the punishment.

You cannot have the CDC clearly stating that those that served in Vietnam had a higher death rate than those that did not serve in Vietnam then have VA ignore it.  Then have the IOM come out with another study that says just the opposite.   Then say this agency has had much integrity from the top down.

You cannot have VA's own study conclude that Marines in I Corps had a higher death rate after service then just ignore the government causations and rational. Then say this agency has had much integrity from the top down.

A must read for you Veterans and Widows is the American Legion article “Agent Orange the Haze of Deception.”


Located in .PDF file at the bottom.

Read that and tell me this federal agency has or had any integrity what-so-ever to include the government.

You cannot have Shredder Gate and conclude this agency has had much integrity from the top down.

HR 101-672 House Report on the Executive Branch not just VA gaming the system to include evidence the White House had decided secretly not to support Veterans. To include found evidence of minimizing health effects.  This minimization still takes place today within VA at the highest levels.

D. “The White House compromised the independence of the CDC and undermined the study by controlling crucial decisions and guiding the course of research at the same time it had secretly taken a legal position to resist demands to compensate victims of Agent Orange Exposure…”

E. “The Federal Government has suppressed or minimized findings of ill health effects among Vietnam Veterans that could be linked to Agent Orange Exposure…”

VA Taints or Stalls or suddenly has lost Evidence in order to Deny and Lie…. public article plus testimony:



Quality audits demonstrate BVA remands wait for five years before anyone in VA even touch’s them.  Even though the remand clearly states by some procedures the remand is to be handled "expeditiously."  I doubt even Congress can justify five years as "expeditiously."

And on and on an on with Congress doing nothing to stop it.

This is a government issue in total and not just VA.  VA has been the government instrument of denial, stalling, delays, disability, and death.

The latest IG report now confirms the secret list at Phoenix and all Congressman Miller can do is say Shinseki should resign and the Judicial Branch should act.  If anyone has not realized yet the Judicial Branch with Holder as the Attorney General is not going to investigate anything in this administration.  Even though this administration has done nothing to help; this goes back to the Johnson Administration on up.

As we also know some of it in all phases has been at the direction of the White Houses we have had; and no not just this one.

As most of you know my opinion is that since Derwinski; VA in its entirety has been gaming the system to include some previous secretaries lining their financial pockets with VA “sole source contracts.” Nice reward for collusion at the highest levels. How do they sleep at night?????????????  Probably in some big expensive bed.

This QTC as well deserves an investigation on tests run that are not needed as well as tests run before the claim is even approved by VA. That makes no sense except milking the system when the evaluation is run for rating and then the claim is denied.  Make any sense to you?  If nothing else is should have been a 0% rating but the issue would be approved not denied.

Again I see these same exact same issues being found out and the methods of stalling the exact same methods in many different regional offices in different states. I do not believe in pure coincidences in the these issues to a point. If it is ever found out this is actually coming from DC then we not only have VA criminals but organized government crime as well.

Does anyone really believe Holder will investigate any of this?

Time to speak out if you have any information.

Yes, time to hold not only VA accountable but also those in the Executive Branch who demanded it and those in the Congress who knew about it and let it go on for decades.   And yes the media is covering a small portion of the issues NOW but they also have been negligent in telling the truth for decades.

Let them hear your voice.

Yes Hurray!  I finally heard some congress members talking about Veterans Health care and some options for opting out of VA medical care for civilian care for all the reasons I pointed out in 2000 with Congressman Linder.  Finally some sanity.

VA Medical or VA Benefits will not go quietly into the night and they will protect their tainted bureaucracy; you can count on that.



Sorry folks I want our pound of flesh for forty plus years of nothing but government run around, corruption, and lies from the top down. Never will get it; but it does not stop me from wanting it and I am sure others wanting the truth and some form of miniscule justice for those that did serve, their widows, and damaged offspring.

It sickens me to these House and Senate members act sooooo surprised as if they had not been told time and time again.  They are right up there with the Gone with the Wind and the academy award winning actress Vivian Lee.   All of them should at least be nominated for their performance.

Since at least 2007 Congressional members have stated that VA comes to Congress and lies and there is nothing they can do.  If it was a Veteran coming before Congress and lying; would the same thing happen.  Is not lying to Congress a criminal offense. Do you not take the oath to tell the truth under penalty of law.  Then go after these criminals at all levels and give them what the law allows and what they have earned and deserve.

Also the independent audit of Veterans at El Paso VA did not come close to what the VA audit touted; if anyone caught that as well.  Just more distortions by VA.

During the hearing did anyone catch that 50% of the medical directors bonus rating comes from wait times and meeting wait times.  Then it was disclosed that any director had the authority to issue vouchers for outside treatment.  Then the question came up as to why VA was not doing it already.  Not one... not a single member ask the question.  If the VA hospital director authorizes outside medical care because of wait times does he or she now see their bonuses going out the widow?

I doubt anyone could conclude the hospital met the wait times required for bonuses if they allow Veterans outside medical treatment.

Just a guess......but I bet a good one!

If so; there you have the rational for this debacle and VA scheming.

Oh I was wrong.  The Congressman from TN brought up that question but of course no one on the panel had an answer.  VA is supposed to get that for him but I sure would like to know...wouldn't you?

Congressman Miller hit it right for once when he said you will not get the truth from VA.

I still stand with Colonel Hunt who on National Television stated; "Nothing will change within VA until some VA folks are walked out in handcuffs."

AMEN Colonel AMEN!

Not sure at this point how I feel about removing Shinseki as some are calling for.  I am sure there are varied opinions among Veterans and Widows. I just think he has been listening to the wrong folks. Plus the fact he was given command of a sinking ship to begin with.

He could be a real Veterans hero if he would just listen.

Glenda said it is about time for at least some local demonstrations by Veterans and Widows and get this system fixed once and for all.

By the way I had no idea Congress had reports on this very same issue going back to at least 2005.  But I am not surprised nothing was done.

Thanks Bob


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#336334 Retroactive Back Pay.

Posted by confusion99% on 20 May 2014 - 05:51 AM

My suggestion on what to do would be to pay all debt off, get 100% debt free.

Put 10-15 grand in an emergency only fund and don't touch it unless it is a real no other option emergency.

Learn to live debt free. Pay cash for needs. Be very careful not to classify WANTS as needs.

Always refrain from impulse buying for wants. Think about it for 30 days and see if it is still a want. Most of the time you will forget about it.

Take a little bit, go enjoy a nice vacation and get that out of your system.


When the pressure of credit payments are over your head, it can be a heavy weight. Paying cash for needs can save a whole lot of money and you can end up having much more using your money to pay for things instead of paying interest on things.

Just my opinion. I have been buried in debt before and am now debt free and man does it feel a lot better.

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