PATRICK KOVACK shared-"Injured in iraq have been to VA several times and told we are not taking new patients....ummmm really . I sustained a shoulder njury in 08 that has yet to be diagnosed my clavical sticks up around an inch over my shoulder .. no diagnosis available.thank you uncle sam . I still report to drill and train just like before only now it takes a week or so to get to where i can use my shoulder again ....firing side."
It took me 30 years fighting with the VA to get my 100% Disability.
I pray no one else has to do that.
My son on current duty in the Air Force Reserves has Terminel Cancer. The Military is not sure what to do with him.
SUSAN SELL shared -"I served 21 years as reservist and was deployed during this last war and earned retired but had to fight over 8 years to prove I was eligible as a combat veteran before I could start to get an treatment at local VA due a mistake in the processing my paperwork that was easily corrected once it was figured out. When I was Released from Active Duty I was suppose to able to come to my local VA to have my Line of Duty checked out and that was never done so I retired from...
SUSAN SELL shared -"I served 21 years as reservist and was deployed during this last war and earned retired but had to fight over 8 years to prove I was eligible as a combat veteran before I could start to get an treatment at local VA due a mistake in the processing my paperwork that was easily corrected once it was figured out. When I was Released from Active Duty I was suppose to able to come to my local VA to have my Line of Duty checked out and that was never done so I retired from military with those still unresolved to this day.
I still [have] those health issue from deployment and still no answers.
I had to pay for health care and treatment for 8 years for issues that the Va should have covered"
JOANS REVIEWS shared -" Suicide is a lot more prevalent than you may be aware in the military.
My son was witness to one and it was awful but [he] has lost several friends to the stress of it all.
Pray for all military for strength."
RENO ANGELO shared -"Totally agree and know this from personal experience as a disabled combat veteran from Iraq, lost tricare left to overworked understaffed va system ..."
While on active duty for several months my teeth were treated by Army Dentists and damaged. I was told that I would need to go to the VA for further treatment. I was denied that treatment because I was only a Guard Officer. My son has just returned from his third deployment to the Middle East with the National Guard. I want this for him and all other reserve component servicemen.
My name is Lee Offutt and I am a Combat Action Veterian from the Vietnam War. I haveeydf PTSD from fighting on trf he rivers in I-Corps . I am currently being treated through a
RG POHL shared-" I too was told by the Houston Texas Veterans Hospital that the Army DOES NOT cause Hypertention (High Blood Pressure) because of war time service.
I draw NO benefits and am NOT entitled to any Benefits because of my 8 years of active service.
I quit even trying long ago because of the VA being so corrupt in their service.
Only active duty wounds and documented medical problems are/were even considered for any type of assistance.
I am now Totally Disabled due to heart...
I am now Totally Disabled due to heart failure which required quad-bypass of which Only two could be done because of the extensive damage to the heart.
Now the State of Texas has deemed me disabled and gave me Medicade. God Bless Texas! And the surgeons who did the operation and waited to be paid untill My Disability started.
They weren't evey really concerned with payment. And the St Joseph Hospital in Bryan Texas for assisting in my care while there. "
LOWELL B shared-"These are our family friends and neighbors who served when called.
The least we can do is pressure Congress, the VA and DOD into doing the right thing.
The strategy all three are following is vicious. It is the same strategy insurance companies use to avoid paying claims. It is known as, "Deny through delay."
It is particularly ugly where the treatment requested means the difference between life and death.
A veteran suffering from any number of service connected...
A veteran suffering from any number of service connected disabilities is in a desperate position.
Waiting a year to get a decision is simply unacceptable.
How many Congressmen, VA employees, or DOD civilians, would put up with a 1 year delay awaiting treatment for an injury incurred in their work?"