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And VA wants more money?
Take two minutes and look at this clip by Rep. Miller. VA does not have a
resourcing or funding problem; it has significant management and
prioritization issues. We do not give alcoholics more booze,
we should treat the VA similarly. /S/ Drew
Drew Early, Esq.
While visiting the Jackson VA Friday, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said
big steps are being taken to modernize the VA and improve
its health care to the nation’s nearly 22 million veterans.
I just received a letter from Little Rock VA Regional. The letter states that I
must verify dependents on the provided form. Okay, fine. I'll do it.
Here is the alarming part: The letter states that should I fail to respond within
60 days, my benefit payment will be reduced by the amount I am receiving for my dependent(s.)
Exsqueeze me? Direct mailings such as this letter are statistically
shown to generate A PERCENTAGE of responses in any situation, VA or not.
VA, therefore, has required that ALL veterans receiving this letter MUST
reply or lose dependent benefit payments. VA knows that any such mailing
will NOT receive a 100% response. VA will reduce costs by arbitrarily
eliminating those disabled veterans who do not respond as demanded,
regardless of whether or not the veterans are eligible.
It is interesting to me that my wife's active use of CHAMP/VA services
should indicate that she is alive and kicking, that this information is known by
VA, but VA demands 'information' already available to VA, and if VA does
not receive it specifically from me, VA will reduce payments.
VA seems to have dealt itself four aces and now demands that all veterans
receiving the letter show a straight flush or fold. Note: I do not know if it's related,
but even though I am 100% permanent and total as of 2004, I am also
one of the 5,000 veterans with 4 appeals older than 10 years. My recent
C&P exam re these appeals at Little Rock VARO was interesting in that
they examined me for AO exposure and ignored my statement that I had AO
sprayed directly on my mine sweeper on the Qua Viet River. Instead, they concentrated
on 'exposure' on Guam, then sent me a denial of the claim based on the fact
that DOD says there was no AO on Guam. I was unaware of the
bait-and-switch during the exam - I simply assumed that new evidence
must have come to light about Anderson AFB/B52 AO runs.
You might want to put out a warning to veterans - if you get
the demand for verification of dependents, make sure you send it in!
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I just got one myself. I was surprised when a nice fellow from the Atlanta VARO
called me to ask if I'd ever received such a form? We
chatted for a few minutes and sure enough, maybe a week later the form
showed up. I still need to get that faxed to them.
Yeah, I agree that this will cause some veterans some problems.
Unfortunately, VA has every right to do this and they're actually
required to verify status every now and then. The number of veterans
inconvenienced by this may actually be fewer than the number who
haven't reported changes in dependents.
Keeping up with VA requirements is our responsibility. If we aren't paying
attention to the mail we receive, we may lose benefits. It's really just that simple.
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Tensions running high between courts, family attorneys and child
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Simple Truth #2: Tell VA where to find evidence
Simple Truth #3: Often, you can obtain evidence easier than VA
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Have you received a letter from VA with an
IRS Form 1095-B, “Health Coverage” ?
You, VA and the Internal Revenue Service
The Affordable Care Act requires most U.S.
taxpayers to declare they have minimum
essential health coverage on their federal tax form.
In December, VA will begin a mailed letter
effort to notify all enrollees and beneficiaries
of their VA health care coverage
period in 2015. Included with the letter will
be IRS Form 1095-B, “Health Coverage”,
detailing VA health care coverage in 2015.
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After battling a Missoula veteran’s disability rating for a traumatic brain
injury for more than three years, the VA has finally blinked.
The VA inspector general has issued a scathing report accusing a
Colorado VA clinic of manufacturing wait time data and
delaying treatment for hundreds of veterans.
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) wants to know how the Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) will fix a key health program, calling its implementation a "systemic failure."
She will not, however, be allowed to return to the Albany VA or be placed at any
other VA facility in a position charged with overseeing patient care,
according to a statement from VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson.
Today, skeptical lawmakers question whether Schinazi got rich using
VA resources and funding. He sold Pharmasset, and with it
the drug, to Gilead in 2011 for $11 billion.
"If a bomb goes off, our wounded warriors, instead of losing their legs,
their arms, worse, they're okay," Trump told the crowd.
"They go for a little ride upward, and they come down. "
Congress is looking into why veterans are being denied
a cure for a deadly form of hepatitis.
Veterans Affairs officials' attempt to punish a pair of high-ranking executives over
mismanagement issues has been knocked down by appeals judges who ruled
the department’s other disciplinary moves have been
too inconsistent to justify punishing those two.
VA forces 90-year-old chaplain from home
Veterans Administration pulls contract with facility caring for Don Baker
Care delays at Colorado Springs VA clinic spur outrage
“I get this letter that says we can’t accept it because we’ve got no record of you
being in the service,” he told the station. “I guess I’m the unknown soldier.”
He was wounded in a foxhole in the Philippines in 1944.
The Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Veterans
Affairs just finished a report citing deficiencies at a psychiatric
outpatient clinic operated by the Buffalo VA Medical Center.
A former nurse at the Hampton VA Medical Center was convicted Friday on
charges of aggravated sexual assault and
making a false statement to a federal agent.
Federal auditors fault VA psychiatric clinic in Buffalo
Wait times, sanitation, needles draw criticism
A Department of Veterans Affairs hospital hired a doctor as its chief of
opiate safety shortly after his privileges were suspended in
another state, when 35 patients died of drug issues in his care.
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