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The VA Claims Intake Center - Western Region
Department of Veterans Affairs
PO Box 5235
Janesville, WI 53547-5235
Toll Free FAX Janesville – 844-822-5246
The VA Claims Intake Center - Eastern Region
Department of Veterans Affairs
PO Box 5235
Newnan, GA 30271-0020
Toll Free Fax Newnan – 844-531-7817
Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQ's)
Five national veteran's organizations have filed suit against the Veterans Affairs Department over its move ending informal claims applications and requiring veterans to fill out standardized forms.
The plaintiffs are The American Legion, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the National Veterans Legal Services Program, AMVETS, and the Vietnam Veterans of America.
The VAWatchdog continues to support the progress that the VBA is making.
As usual, we disagree with the Veterans Service Organizations (VSO's) who
oppose the VBA plans to upgrade their electronic capabilities. We believe that the VSO's
are continuing to guard what was their territory...the filing of claims through their
marginally skilled veterans service officer (vso's) representatives.
These are the same people who objected
to veterans using professional veterans law attorneys. You see, without
their vso representatives, these veterans organizations lose their only tool to recruit
dues paying members. They send out hoards of veterans service officers to
offer you a "free" service, filing your claim. As you sit with the vso, you're encouraged
to purchase a membership in their organization. Once you've signed up
and handed them your money, you won't hear from that vso again. The veterans service
officer you meet in the halls of the VA medical center is no more than a recruiter with
a pointed mission...sign up new veterans.
If you don't join, if the government won't support them with tax
dollars and they can't support their meeting halls, bars and Sunday BBQ's.
This has nothing to do with your future, it's all about feathering their well padded
nest and continuing the government and veteran funded party they've had for
far too long. Think about it. Did anyone ask you what you think?
This lawsuit is smoke and mirrors designed by people who have no interest in your
future other than as a dues paying member of their clubhouse.
If you don't believe it, try to join their organization by handing them a scrap of paper,
just as they propose that you should be able to apply for benefits. Go ahead.
Stop by the local bar/hall and give the people you find there a napkin with
the words, "I'm joining your org." on it.
You'll be required to complete their form. Ironic? No, just greedy.
Veterans are smarter than these groups think.
Let them pad their wallets elsewhere. VBA is forging ahead.
If it's forms you want, try this...
The Department of Veterans Affairs failed to administer a drug test to about 70
percent of employees hired in 2013 who were supposed to be tested,
according to an inspector general report released Monday.
A former supervisor at the Honolulu Veterans Affairs regional office acted inappropriately
when he failed to follow proper procedure for processing benefits claims,
according to a new report from the department’s inspector general.
The federal initiative to provide timely decisions on disability payments to
Veterans has crossed a major milestone in its final sprint to
eliminate the backlog of Veterans’ benefits claims.
He depended on the Department of Veterans Affairs for his medical care when he was
diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2010 while living in Tennessee.
After a series of delayed treatments and surgeries, McKinley died
Sept. 21, 2013, at age 66, about a year after he and his family moved to Macon.
The Department of Veterans Affairs and Congress continue to make changes in the
Veterans Choice Card program, yet major problems such as
low payment rates to physicians, complicated scheduling and
technicalities within the law continue to cause problems for veterans.
Even four decades later, veterans exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War have
twice the risk of developing unusually invasive nonmelanotic skin cancers compared
with the general population, according to a recent study.
Veterans are hopeful proposed mental health legislation will lead to a change in care.
News of an Army soldier charged Wednesday with desertion and misbehavior before
the enemy spread like wildfire through local VFW Posts, including Post 8787 in North Austin.
The Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed Wednesday that it paid a senior
manager $288,000 in “relocation payments” when it reassigned her from Washington last year to become director of the agency’s problem-riddled Philadelphia office.
More than 23,000 Louisiana veterans are in danger of losing access to private doctors
because the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs isn't reimbursing physicians
for their services. It's one of many problems that have come to light
concerning the embattled federal agency.
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There's no sugarcoating it, the Aurora VA hospital project is a mess: about a billion
dollars over budget and expected to be finished years late - if it gets finished at all.
Former employees of the beleaguered Tomah VA Medical Center say their warnings
of dangerous overmedication of veterans went unheeded for years,
while the VA’s own investigators say they could not find wrongdoing.
Monday, Congress will meet in Wisconsin and hear from people who say the
Tomah Veteran Affairs Medical Center has been over prescribing opioid pain killers.
A construction contractor from Stevens Point will relive the "most painful day" of his life —
when his son died at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Congressional scrutiny is intensifying for Veterans Affairs Department hospital
projects that are costing more and taking longer to build than originally planned.