6 May 2015

A Disabled Veteran Receives a Letter From the VA that Contains a Mindblowingly False Claim

A disabled Army veteran, Robert Pressley, got the shock of his life when he checked the mailbox recently.
It contained letters from the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs – but they were addressed to his ex-wife. And they contained checks for his funeral. Obviously, Pressley is still alive: 
One would hope that it’s just a matter of calling the appropriate department and getting the error fixed, but Pressley told WECT-TV that it’s not that easy.
All of his benefits – disability payment, VA healthcare, and other healthcare – have been shut off:
“Gentleman have to wait one, two, three years to get their benefits back,” he said. “I don’t have that time span.”
He told WWAY-TV that he’s contacted the VA multiple times to resolve the situation and has been unsuccessful. The news outlet also contacted them to no avail.
Pressley’s family is in a financial bind without his benefits. He told WWAY-TV:
“This is is my only income, you know?” he said. “I depend on this, and without this, I can do the best I can. You know it’s either that or I start selling everything I own just to make sure I meet my ends. That’s the only other thing I can do.”
And it turns out that he’s not alone. Last year, the same thing happened to an 81-year-old Army veteran whose livelihood depended on disability compensation due to an injury he suffered during his service.
As he waits, the unknown unnerves him:
“I mean what do I do?” Pressley questioned. “I am not getting any answers, I am not getting any help, I am scared.”
And after he proves to the VA that he is alive, he’ll have to tell them, for the thirdtime, that he is divorced.

2 comments:

  1. Another example of government efficiency and concern for veterans health and well being. We're just numbers in computers.

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  2. Justin Thought6 May 2015 at 15:03

    Great job, VA!

    So what's going to happen when you Obamacare people go into the hospital with a life-threatening problem, only to be told at the desk, "Sorry, we can't help you. You're dead. Says so right here."

    Get the government OUT OF MY MEDICAL RECORDS!

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