Category Archives: Veterans Benefits or Issues

Veterans Day

On this day, if not on every day, please thank a veteran for keeping you free.

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One-Third of VA Suicide Hotline Calls Unanswered

With 20 veterans committing suicide each day, this behavior by VA employees is absolutely shameless. The opening paragraphs from a CBS article: More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line … Continue reading

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Outrage Over Denied Benefits to Veterans Exposed to Mustard Gas Experiments

NBC Nightly News reported that in an “outrageous affront” to American World War II veterans, a congressional study found that of the more than 4,000 veterans who say they were “intentionally exposed to mustard gas in secret experiments,” the “VA rejected … Continue reading

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A Death After Baptism and Other Irregularities at Dallas VA Hospital

The Dallas Morning News ran a disturbing story yesterday about deaths and injuries at the localVA hospital. Here are the opening paragraphs: In one case, a patient died after being baptized in a spinal cord-injury pool. In others, a patient and employee died … Continue reading

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VA Inspector General Finds Patient Wait Times Manipulated in Houston

This is just pathetic. According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, the VA has been changing records in their computer system to make it appear the wait times for medical appointments are shorter. Why won’t the department just … Continue reading

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Veterans Seek Class-Action Power in Benefits Claims

The Wall Street Journal reports that a group of military veterans who have waited for more than a year for the review of their disability claims argue they are being denied the basic American right of bringing class-action lawsuits to redress grievances. … Continue reading

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Veterans Day

On this day, please thank a veteran for keeping you free.

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No 2016 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) for Social Security and Veterans

In a recent press release, The Senior Citizens League predicted there will be no cost-of-living-adjustment for retirees and veterans in 2016. Here are the opening paragraphs of the announcement: (Washington, DC) – A new analysis of government price data confirms there won’t … Continue reading

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Report: Senior VA Executives Abused Positions for Financial Gain

If a recent story at Stripes.com is true, it’s a shocking indictment of the way the Department of Veterans Affairs is being run. Our veterans have to put up with enough trouble from the VA already, and they certainly don’t need … Continue reading

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VA Claim Denied? What To Do Now

Many veterans have their disability claims denied by the Veterans’ Administration. However, all veterans have the right to appeal, and veterans who retain an attorney with experience in veterans’ disability law have a better chance of having their claim granted … Continue reading

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