Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Latest way to cut VA expendatures

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by PiratePast40, May 29, 2014.

  1. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,098
    Likes Received:
    2,084
    Haven't seen this in the news yet but have been hearing from disabled vets that the VA is reneging on total disability classifications. Medical benefits and social security is being pulled from some vets until they are re-evaluated. So far this is only anecdotal but I'm hearing it from multiple, independent sources, and there is no reason to doubt them.

    We know a young woman that was in Baghdad at the mess hall in the green zone when it was hit with a mortar attack. She has significant thigh and back injury as well as suffering from PTSD. Hate to see our country doing this to vets.
     
  2. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    216
    Heard that SSD is now fighting to keep 100% disabled vets off SSD. Nothing I can conferm, but would'nt doubt it.
     
  3. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    578
    Likes Received:
    370
    Yes, yes, and yes. It's true. A good friend of mine had his V.A. disability pulled just last month. If your not up on how it works it will take another 5 or 10 or 20 years before he or anyone else gets them back, if they do at ALL. This saves money so they can piss it away somewhere else. Obamacare comes to mind. I wish they would just cut us all loose to use regular health care.......something like Medicare/Medicaid. I'm sick of incompetent doctors, poor quality of treatment, mistakes, and endless waiting. All of which are the rule rather than the mistake with the V.A.

    Clambo
     
  4. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    562
    Likes Received:
    338
    Mine is 100% service connected and non reviewable. Personally, I love the way they treat me. Its the Admins who suck, not the medical staff.
     
    3MTA3 likes this.
  5. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    216
    Same here, no complents about Medford VA. Some times appointments are several months out, depending what is going on. Eye glasses, 3 months wait. Catarack surgery, 9 months on one eye, 6 month on other eye. Other then that no complaints.
     
  6. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,586
    Likes Received:
    7,127
    Everybody and anybody involved in management/ decisions that deal with the VA should be sent to Afghanistan with i hate muhammad tattooed on their forhead.

    They are the worst kind of scum.
    They make bernie madoff look like mother teresa