Follow-up On VA Prudent Layperson ER Bill Denial & The Happy Flower

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There is some good news after highlighting my own VA denial for payment my ER bill following symptoms of heart attack.

The most recent version of the denial was that the agency denied my claim by mistake prior to receiving the evidence it should have reviewed prior. KARE 11 News is covering the story and plans to interview me tomorrow to start a more in-depth look at wrongful denials.

I also spent a considerable amount of time on the phone today debating the finer points of VocRehab policy with some individuals within agency leadership. I hope to provide more information on that once VA attorneys reorient themselves from being poor defense attorneys into attorneys pushing for what is in the best interests of veterans.

Stay tuned.

As for my blog today. I am pooped and too tired to write much else.

The Happy Flower

In the interest of amusement, I am providing a video of me mowing dandelions tonight.

When I was a kid, I always looked for the loophole, which probably explains why I am good at spotting them in VA’s endless bowl of anti-veteran arguments and policies.

To start with, my mom used to call me ‘Lawyermouth’ as a child.

In junior high, my English teacher, Mrs. Stengel, forbid us from writing about ‘blood and guts’ Rambo-style stories. Not to be discouraged, I instead wrote about “The Happy Flower”, a story about a dandelion massacre perpetrated by a lawnmower.

There were loads of guts in my story, but not the human kind. It explains a lot about me and how my brain works.

I think she gave me a B.

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Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran

Great News, Ben!

Will stay tuned. Amusing video. Always wanted to do that as a youngster, never got my chance.

Angela
Angela
@Benjamin, thanks for sharing about your top notch quality work ethic and lawfulness with the use the video. The video about the dandelion massacre is great!!!!!!!!! Mow them all down. Get rid of the unlawful individuals. Awesome, Ben! The Dandelions are pretty though. Great scenery to view. Also, in regards to your heart attack issue, I am glad that you got through the attack with getting to the other side which is back to good health and with the continuance of life. Benjamin, I honestly believe that the VA many times just deny the veteran’s claims because they can. The… Read more »
Angela
Angela
Sorry, Benjamin, but, I do get long winded with having lots to say. Secretary David Shulkin on Fox Business News this hour. I agree with him using private industry or private sector companies to try to fix VA but there has got to be cost controls or medical services price controls. More people will have their hands in the candy jar. Or will the VA even be financially responsible with the paying bills to private companies for the veterans or are they going to hang the private sector companies with non payment and cause more debt among veterans? Yep, looks… Read more »
James Gallegos

Can or would you separate your posts. Paragraphs.

Hard to read when it runs together.

Gave s nice weekend

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
@Disgruntled Veteran – – – Well hell bro, your lucky. I’ve got an elderly aunt who needs her yard weed wacked. She’ll pay for the gas powered weed wacker. The weeds are very tall. Here’s that good part; way back in the right side corner, may aunt was able to plant some medicinal weed. I think she said something like sensemilla (sensimilla or something like that). Sometimes my aunt is kind-a like those older flower power hippies. Oh, don’t worry, she really interesting. She’s also a alternative medicinal bio-chemist who comes up with some unique formulas that can rest your… Read more »
Angela
Angela

Hey, ANutterVet, your Aunt previously working for Dupont sounds like she was an outstanding chemist. Dupont is a great company and offers tons of internships to prospective employees. Have a great weekend.

91Veteran
91Veteran

Ben, if that is your back yard, you are working too hard.

Thanks for the hard work you are doing. I wish I could believe the VA would learn their lesson from your case, but I highly doubt it.

Look forward to seeing the interview.

Angela
Angela

Yep, me, too. Looking forward to interview.

Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran
Good that KARE – 11 News is going to start looking into wrongful denials of outside ER denial of claims by the VA. While I have never had to use an outside ER due close proximity to Tripler Army Medical Center, I am sure there are thousands of veterans nationwide who have had that experience, subsequent denial – – – then battle with the VA for reimbursement. Another reason that it is high time to . . . FIX THE DAMN BROKEN VA: 1. Recognize the problems inherent in the VA are SYSTEM-WIDE, not just limited to a few locations.… Read more »
VA IS LYINF INC.

VA DC HQ ONE BIG BIG BIG FEDERAL RICO CRIME RACKET RUN BY AFGE UNION CONTRACTS VETS YO ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SCREWED V BY VA DEATHCARE C !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Angela
Angela

Yep, agree with you Disgruntled Veteran.

cj
cj

@Ben: Ben, you are one sick puppy…………those poor dandelions!!! How will momma fuzztop ever explain why daddy fuzztop was cut down in his prime?

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Ex va
Ex va

@cj, one sick puppy!!! LMAO!!!!

Ex va
Ex va

@cj, Good artwork militant style!!!

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
@cj – Must say Bro, I see a Militant Michael Angelo in that new style of artwork. Its sharp, catches the eyes, and gives a Veteran a big shot of adrenaline, to run to the gun cabinet, load up, and go and shoot the street lights out at the nearest VA Medical Center. oThen run up and down on the asphalt of the VA MC’s front entrance, yelling you wittle head saying, “fuk u va, nough enough already, fuk u bitches. CJ, that’s because you one onrey (spelling) old time trouble making farmer that is quite sickly, and for your… Read more »
Ex va
Ex va

@ANutterVet, didn’t send you an e-mail, i could send you my electric bill. LOL!!! (I keep getting those sublima messages from your ping from your transmitter). I will send you an invite for ham with brown sugar and pineapple rings, cherries for christmas. yum! yum! We can go to a play afterwards. ROFL!!!??????!

namnibor
namnibor

🙂 Nice pixels.

Dennis
Dennis
Ben, When you get too pooped to putter and need a good jolt into enthusiasm, just put on the Surfaris album Wipeout. Starting with Avalanche, then Wipeout, then Apache and all the rest, listen to each one and I challenge you to visualize the fingers playing that music! Good God how can fingers play like that! The VA works at more of a disco pace. Grinding, bumping, droning beats, lots of mouths flapping, bodies wiggling, and no godamn substance anywhere on the dance floor. The Wipeout album is what the VA is not – good, energetic, and talent beyond the… Read more »
Dennis
Dennis

Sadly, Surfer Joe went to the VA clinic after he got off KP duty and out of the Marines and has not surfed since.

Poor Joe!

Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran
Apologies to Ron Wilson Up at Hines VA where the veterans all go There’s a big Jarhead Veteran named Surfer Joe He’s got an old green woody & a board to match And when he’s riding Great lake waves, man is he hard to catch Surfer Joe, now look at him go-o-o Surfer, surfer, surfer Joe Go man go Oh-o-o Surfer Joe Joe went to the cafeteria late one week For the weekly cockroach stew convention meet He was sniffin’ the stew and pinching his nose And when the Meet was over, the biggest cockroach was Joe’s Surfer Joe, now… Read more »
Dennis
Dennis

Funny shit DV!!!

Dennis
Dennis

correction – Apache is a fave of mine in the style of Surfaris but was The Shadows. Absolutely the most beautiful guitar music there is.

namnibor
namnibor
Benjamin: “[…The most recent version of the denial was that the agency denied my claim by mistake prior to receiving the evidence it should have reviewed prior.]” In the exact same way the VA ignores evidence on Veteran Compensation Claims. Glad to hear the VA is backpedaling on this but you KNOW it’s only because that VA Kryptonite called accountability was shown on their shady ways!! On your mowing and lawn: I would buy some kid goats, but then again, you could also easily push-out pent-up frustrations by placing glossy photos of Rubins and Graves face-up on the lawn and… Read more »
OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

you need to start eating those dandelions leaves they make a great salad with lots of iron in them…i am not even planting lettuce this year going after the dandelions …or get a bigger lawnmower…BEN

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
@OLDMARINE – – – Maybe, but if I had that much room on my property, I’d try my best to build and extension, then design the new addition so that it closely resembles the appearance of the original structure, with the inside fitted out to so that I’m able to have an small personal indoor cannabis growing operation, and the outside would be fenced, cameras with motion sensory detection capabilities, with trained dogs that are specifically trained to be alert for moving objects, and construct a couple of guyed mast structures where falcons would be perched to detect incoming further… Read more »
namnibor
namnibor

Don’t forget to set those bear traps around the parameter as to keep those dogs well-fed by the very prey they are guarding against. Recycle everything.

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

those pesky wabits are worse than the bears… we have a community garden also. I got to go plant my beets they need more water so i plant those at home

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

i dont smoke that much besides most of my neighbors have plants scattered all over no one steals them when all you have to do is ask….but cbd oil i need to research how to make it and if i can..smoking it intensifies my arthritis real bad…. and all for personal use

Sepp Dietrich
Sepp Dietrich
oldmarine, bless you. i’ve had good luck with cooking high-grade cannabis buds in oil, then straining the oil for use, and making the “poultice” of the cooked buds. you can use the oil on your skin; you can place the poultice on your skin and it will pull the edema and inflammation from the arthritis in the joints. same for gout, same for inflammation and pain from injuries. you can also internally ingest the oil if you use coconut oil. i use castor oil, which is very healing externally, and a great laxative. that’s why it may not be so… Read more »
OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

Sepp here is my email address I would like more info….”[email protected]

Windguy
Windguy
Sepp – I’m going to respectfully disagree when it comes to CBD. Ingested or topical it has the anti-inflammatory magic. My pain is constant and I could smoke some shit that would drop me dick in the dirt – no pain relief. NSAIDs fragged my stomach forever. Enter CBDs. My first was a home brew topical. Smelled like that bottom of my 1972 Thai bong water, but damn I felt good. Then I got the oil – CO2 pressed. Almost pure CBD. Topical application – bingo. Then I tried the edible version of CBD oil that looked and tasted like… Read more »
Sepp Dietrich
Sepp Dietrich
Pure CBD oil is extracted from a genetically modified plant. CBD oil, being a synthetic substance, like a drug, will give some relief. It has to, or it would not sell. But, like drugs, it won’t fix the problem. Whole-plant cannabis extract, pure extract or extracted into oil like I gave recipe for, will actually HEAL the problem. THC is the healing compound. CBD, as part of the plant, will help with symptoms. I believe Parkinsons can be cured with THC-containing whole-plant extract. As example, someone with arthritis could get pain relief in the joint from CBD oil. But if… Read more »
Sepp Dietrich
Sepp Dietrich
@windguy PS … the U of Minnesota didn’t do a study; well, I’m sure they’ve done a study, but what I was referring to was that they DEVELOPED the CBD-producing genetically-modified cannabis plant. They modified the genes of the plant to NOT produce the healing compound, THC. So when you use CBD oil, you’re supporting the genetic alteration of the plant. Rather than preserving the wonderful genetics we have, they take a plant, change the genetics, patent the new plant (because it’s not a natural plant anymore, it’s a product), and make products from the extract of the genetically-modified plant.… Read more »
OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

Sepp ………. and I love the natural world, the plants and all……. i agree but for now i need to find some decent oil i had three plants started but they took a dump not paying attention to them…..check this sight out if they taught this shit in school the Fibonacci Sequence i would have probably stayed in , i get my best links from the comment sections …………open-minded-people-embrace-being-wrong-are-free-of-illusions-dont-mind-what-people-think-of-them-quote-……..”https://thenarrowgateweb.com”………..

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

Windguy …can you email info about where you get yours i have been reading there is a lot of garbage out there also ……”[email protected]”….just put windguy in there so i know its you …thanks

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

ANutterVet I have to other out building so that is not a problem. its a little community surrounded by a state Forrest there are only 13 full time residents and about 3 that have a place but don’t come to often..we even bought or own fire truck we bought on gov deals for 5700 dollars ..if anybody ever wants to stop by i live in brevard NC…all is welcome i have a spare bedroom with its own private entrance so you can do your own thing if you want…..by the way i only have one acre of property

Angela
Angela

OldMarine, you have lots of good health tips. 😉

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center………”https://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/docs/modflyer.asp” Our first module, “Assessing Deployment Related Environmental Exposures,” is intended to increase clinician knowledge and to inform learners about how to recognize the role and importance of deployment related exposure assessment, identify steps for determining deployment related environmental exposures, provide available post deployment health resources, and describe approaches to communicating deployment related exposure issues to Veterans, their caregivers, and their family members……………………..i cant believe this, they don’t already know, and its voluntary …..WTF….no wonder the stupid VA doctors ask me why do you think you have that problem
Dennis
Dennis
A political observation…. I recently read that our current US Attorney General is publicly taking on the marijuanna industry. What else is new, right? Washington DC Pop Tart needs to pull out his brass balls out for a photo op and an atta boy, otherwise he goes unnoticed. Bad career move to be unnoticed as a made man willing to tow the line in Washington DC, so I have zero malice towards the guy. He is no more a prick than any other authority figure in Washington DC….true dat. But the point of my blog post is not to cast… Read more »
Dennis
Dennis

I was not a provider! Freudian slip up?

…must be the marijuanna….

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE
Olddogs Comments! Brethren I swear to you there is no way to return to something that never existed, and even a monkey should be able to see the tyranny existing in America, and recognize how successful the lies have been over the course of our existence. There is no possible excuse for this ass backward patriotism that deadens your minds. American patriotism is like loving a wife that has been secretly prostituting her/your daughters. The very people you think you are voting into office are murdering your children and prostituting them. Not even the Roman Empire was as putrid as… Read more »
Sepp Dietrich
Sepp Dietrich
Thank you a million times over, Oldmarine! That link is wonderful. It gives all the detail of what happened. I’ve known this for a while, but most won’t believe it, even when you tell them. And, likely, even when you provide evidence, such as you have. Third Reich, in response to worldwide jewry declaring war against Germany in 1933, kicked all the international bankers out of germany and took germany back for the germans. Of course this brought the wrath of the worldwide fraud upon Germany, and now they are totally occupied by the banksters. I try to point out… Read more »
OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

Sepp Dietrich your welcome …..people need to re-search some his-tory and not from only one website all the websites you can find and then come to a conclusion not the horse shit you were force fed in school as truth…..you will come to find out its one BIG lie……thats why i speak my mind. i dont give a shit

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

Sepp they invert everything …black is white …war is peace …they even do it with the laws they pass, the title sounds good so people think its good. read the whole bill that was passed and its totally inverted from the tittle, a bunch of satanists in my opinion, and i am not a bible thumper but i do believe in a higher power..they even inverted our language, but most people don’t know that. i speak two other languages so i should know

Sepp Dietrich
Sepp Dietrich

Well, I spoke too soon about the value of the site you posted.
By the fourth article I read, sure enough, anti-“Nazi” propaganda.
National Socialists (nationalists) were madmen?
Why? Because they wanted what this woman says we should want for America.
But the german nationalists wanting the same thing … they are madmen?
The whole thing is mad.

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

some times there is bullshit tossed in there but there is a lot of truth also

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

Sepp Dietrich listen to this guy and see what you think “http://www.texemarrs.com”

Sepp Dietrich
Sepp Dietrich
oldmarine, thanks for the link. Tex Marrs did a few videos back in the day with Freeman Fly, which exposed hollyweird shenanigans in movies and behavior. I haven’t heard anything from him since. I am skeptical of anyone promoting english-version of the Bible as primary source of information. All English versions are translations, subject to error. like you said about the Anna Von Reitz info, must sort the shyte from shynola. one thing: we’ve been taken over; people are generally uninterested; it’s a serious matter. and, when you look into ww2 history, and the fraud involved, and the continuing propaganda… Read more »
Windguy
Windguy
Helluva breakfast rant. Pretty literate and concise for an old jarhead… oh… oh… Windguy takes a shot AND HE SCOOOOOOOOORES. Neue Weldordnung uber alles Uber alles in der Weld….. Trotsky was bought by JP Morgan who used the American Red Cross as a pipeline to fund the Bolsheviks. Tons of cited morsels in Griffin’s “The Creature From Jekyll Island”. Text-like read – a bit pedantic at times, but chock-a-block full of historical references to money, power, and wars. All of it linked to the formation and operation of the Federal Reserve. I still have a hard time with two 100… Read more »
Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran
@Windguy – – – I will simply say that 9/11 was the single biggest “single event” hoax ever perpetrated upon the American public. Buildings that tall do not fall in perfect symmetry naturally. Any structural engineer knows this. There is only one cause that I am aware of that would enable that to happen – – -that cause is man-made. Sure was effective at getting us back into Iraq though, wasn’t it? Used to have an old shipmate, guy by the name of Ken – – – who was really knowledgeable about this stuff. Sure miss conversing with him. Me?… Read more »
namnibor
namnibor
Yep, I was never quite sold on the entire 9/11 event. The key to me was upon watching TV when the events first took place and they kept replaying it with vivid video footage of humans jumping to their deaths and more…then…scrubbed for eternity, edited, and suddenly, they are replaying forever to this day, the scrubbed versions. Nope. The science and physics do not cut it at all, not the chemistry…then there’s the ability to time something so synchronized within tight flight schedules…nope. 9/11 was a jumpstarting event for war profiteering on steroids. Over. Rumsfeld still gives me the creeps… Read more »
Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran

@Namnibor – – – What has happened to our USA?

Easy Answer. We have now become the most corrupt nation on the face of the earth. A nation where it is FAR more important to “go along to get along”, and to “look the other way, rather than doing what is right and honorable”.

Simplistic, yet true.

Money is King. Morals are Nothing. Being correct no longer matters, only going along with the Status Quo.

Do that? You are a good citizen. Not be afraid to stand up for what is right? You are labeled a (insert a thousand synonym’s here for) “TROUBLE MAKER”

Regards.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

Ou da twouble makah, ou da twouble makah. LoL – – – Nutter.

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

Windguy …thats why i have a bumper sticker on my pickup that says 911 was a inside job..besides the one , one a jarhead always a jarhead …LOL

Rich B
Rich B
Ben, not really sure I understand the mowing video, but it must be nice to have enough strength and breath to push a mower, something I surly miss with my breathing ailments… I am happy to see that you have/are recovering from your heart attack. Remember to follow your doctors advise, regardless of what we might think most of them really know what they are doing…. I am also glad to hear you have made progress on your ER bill situation. I know its not fun to fight the system when you receive a bill that should not have come… Read more »
ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Rick b – – – Please tell me and others who may not know what does the abbreviation ILP mean, and what is actually is?

Also, when adding new abbreviations of anything, please list what it is. Please don’t assume that everyone else knows what your talking about. Thanks. – – – Nutter.

Sepp Dietrich
Sepp Dietrich

Independent Living Program (Plan) ??

Rich B
Rich B
Anuttervet Independent living program.. is part of the Vocational rehabilitation Program of the VA. It is for veterans who cannot return back to work, and the idea is to provide things that might improve the veterans living conditions. Fore example someone with breathing problems might get a riding lawnmower. Someone who wants to tinker with wood might get a scroll saw or drill press. Another person might be into crating a web board, so they may get a computer. The problem with this program is that there is no consistency from one regional office to another, and while some veterans… Read more »
Angela
Angela

Rich B, I wished you could have been given more assistance from the VA Voc rehab to support your interests or goals for your life. Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation needs lots of reformity instead of just writing veterans off.

James Gallegos

Sense of humor, I like it. Mom’s have eye’s in the back of their heads. Thanks for everything. Good luck !

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
Former U.S. Army intelligence officer and Attorney John Donald Cody Claimed his bogus Veteran charity was a CIA operation. His charity was named “The United States Navy Veterans Association”, (USNVA) was a tax-exempt veterans’ organization that claimed to have a national headquarters in Washington, D.C. It claimed that its purpose was to support the U.S. Navy, and to assist veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families. The Association claimed to be a national organization with 43 U.S. chapters and over 66,000 members. John Donald Cody, used a complicated scheme including an entire board of directors and… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
It is also interesting to note that John Donald Cody had been arrested before and fingerprinted. But at the request of the State Department his finger prints had been removed from the FBI data base. He was only identified after an investigator in the case recognized Cody from a FBI wanted poster relating to other crimes he had been involved prior to this crime. Also he had been declared legally dead in the state of Florida under his real identity. From the difference in the pictures above and his FBI wanted poster Clearly the plastic surgery and hair transplants made… Read more »
cj
cj

Memorial day is upon us once again. Remember those who gave all,
May God Bless the families, and friends of loved ones lost. A heartfelt prayer goes out to you all.
While planning to bbq, and enjoy this long weekend, think about visiting a National Cemetery where honors are being performed, I promise you, it is an event you will never forget.
Have a safe weekend, and God Bless you all.

Angela
Angela

Thanks cj. Same to you.

Lem
Lem

following, a bit late, but following

Angela
Angela

Lem, you have a blessed weekend. Thanks for following. Take it easy. Many thanks to everyone.

Lem
Lem

Thanks, Angela. Every day is the beginning of a 3 day week end for me. I’m retired. Unable to work since 1990.

Crazy elf
Crazy elf
Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all. Has anyone seen the “Missing Man Table Ceremony”? It’s a “special tribute” to the men and women in uniform who never returned! It was first started about 35 to 40+ years ago by a few “173rd Airborne” members! One actually was a “MOH”, (Medal of Honor), recipient. Who refused to wear his medal during the ceremony. He sited; “[he] didn’t want to distract from the ceremony!” My first time seeing it was about 15 years ago. When I went to Illinois to be reunited with my “brother” who served with me in Vietnam! When… Read more »
Ex va
Ex va

Happy Memorial Day everyone. Please take the time to remember our brothers and sisters who are currently serving their country in your prayers this weekend and throughout the year. I hope you all have a peaceful and remembrance weekend. God Bless you all.

Lem
Lem

Happy? My WWII uncles are dead. Some pleasant memories but I’m certainly not happy they passed away young because of their aversion to the military was so great they didn’t seek VA care and a longer stay with us. Only one did. On his death bed too late to be saved for a few more years. PTSD care wasn’t yet available to them.

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

From:
“The Political Insider”
Titled:

“Veterans Group Facing Backlash After Turning on Hannity Show”

by Matt | Contributor | May 25, 2017

It’s about the USAA Insurance Company and how they’re NOT wanting to support Sean Hannity’s free speech!
They’re taking some extreme backlash from their customers!
Y’all read it and judge for yourself!

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
A salute to all Veterans on this Memorial Day Weekend. And a special word to all Veterans about some of the most vulnerable among our population. Regarding Veterans Homelessness and Veterans Suicides In 2013, the American Journal on Addictions published a study by, Drs. Joe Westermeyer of the Minneapolis VA Medical Center and Jose Canive of the Albuquerque VA Medical Center reporting on a gambling study that involved nearly 2,000 veterans from VA centers and community clinics in Albuquerque, N.M., and in Minneapolis. The study confirmed problems stated in a letter sent by the Executive Director, National Council on Problem… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
Of course a number of the big six Veterans Service Organizations has know about the problem for years and have fully taken advantage of it. A few links. I will be following up this weekend on the money trail and how most of the Billions raked in every year through the VSOs is landing right back in Congressional pockets. Through organizations such as “The Heritage Foundation”. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Outraged American Legion and VFW posts ponder next move on gambling machines” “http://www.doverpost.com/article/20121115/NEWS/121119853” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Deputies seize illegal slot machines at VFW post” “http://www.kait8.com/story/23465755/deputies-seize-illegal-slot-machines-at-vfw-post” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Potentially illegal ‘sweepstakes’ games raise millions for veterans” “http://kxan.com/2014/11/10/potentially-illegally-sweepstakes-games-raise-millions-for-veterans/”… Read more »
Lem
Lem

Been there and done that. Not a problem since being rated at 70% and having a level of income at the top of the poverty level. And I think not meeting “provider” expectations because of TBI and PTSD was a part of that.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

You statement has nothing to do with the gambling problems that are stated in my post. As a matter of fact nothing you said in your comment is related to my post in any way.

Lem
Lem

read it again. been there and done that.

James Gallegos

Have to remember he has PTSD and traumatic brain injury. Skme times are minds go off topic. Part of the disability.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
@Sepp Dietrich, @Rick b – – – Thanks for posting a reply bout defining . . . ILP = Independent Living Program Rick, you wrote the following, “The problem with this program is that there is no consistency from one regional office to another, and while some veterans might get a lot of good stuff another might get nothing…. just depends on the counselor you get stuck with.” Rick b, to the best of your knowledge, can you explain the ” ** ” tagged questions below, based on your past experience of being a Counselor, and any other insight that… Read more »
Rich B
Rich B

ANutterVet

If I knew the answers to your questions, I might have actually received something of value from the experience.

Really, How can anyone say why each regional office has their own way of doing things,…. I just think it might have something to do with the people that work in these offices.. some may care enough to help veterans some make care less…

i don’t have the answers….

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Rick b – – – Dam bro, you’ve just answered the question in the above post and you didn’t know it. – – – Really, read your post. Thank you for serving. – – – Nutter.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

Following, ou shootz, I tripped and fell. Can someone help me up? Hey buddy, you reading my post, can you help me get up please? I’m a Disabled Veteran, my K9 PTSD-Alert Service Dog has diarrhea, he’s over by the tree. So how bout it, can you give me a hand Brother?

Want to help me get up? Please leave me a post. Thanks, – – – Nutter.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
I had a almost life threatening situation today with the VA. As of now, the matter has been taken care of for this month, but nothing is guaranteed for next month. When its suited for me, I’ll post what happened. @cj , I want to thank you very much for helping me, and having my back when dealing with the situation. Y’awl right in my book.; I need input to finalize an issue that I’m having. Here er goes – – – Question —–> As a Veteran, am I a Beneficiary, customer, or client of the VA? I ask for… Read more »
Sepp Dietrich
Sepp Dietrich

@nutter
the veterans are “beneficiaries” of the trust set up to manage these corporate affairs. that’s the legal title of what we are.

Ex va
Ex va

@ANutterVet, you served your country you earned benefits. I believe almost all the modern world in different cultures/countries understand someone served their country and are a beneficiary of a benefit from their country a Veteran. This title of Veteran has been around for hundreds of years.

It is not wrong to think that you earned a benefit or pension. Civilians have the same in some corporations they receive pensions and benefits they received for the years of service or payed into.

Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran
@ANutterVet – – – YOU earned everything you can get from the VA already. Their holding back, and being unwilling to help – – – is, or should be a crime. Certainly, it can quite easily be considered a national shame. When you raised your right hand to take the Oath of Enlistment, you were writing a blank check made payable to the United States of America for an amount “up to and including your life”. THAT is Honor, and there are way too few people in this country that understand that anymore. On a personal note, the first time… Read more »
James Gallegos

NOPE

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
@James Gallegos – – – May be not. And, you offer no guidance, what to watch for, what are you basing ANYTHING off of, what is the situation, how are you building a case and based off of what, was the VA notified by me that certain medical problems would happen if they didn’t provide me with medical care, and did the VA act appropriately in handling my medical circumstance which led to a life threatening event that caused my PTST to flare up. If the VA can get away with what they are doing to me, then I will… Read more »
James Gallegos

NOPE, was used to say you me anyone should not feel the veterans should feel bad about believing the VA has the right to deny us of anything and we have the right to receive our deserved disability.

Last part of your post.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
I’m sorry, lately I’ve been having extreme problems with my grammar, dropping things, losing my thought process when talking and writing, and I get these phasing in and phasing out episodes that are happening in my mind. I know VA, its all my problem, because you (VA) can’t figure it, but I already have told you why this fucking shit is happening to me, and still, you fucking do nothing. VA to me, YOU”RE THE HOMELAND GROWN TERRORISTS AGAINST THE PROPER TREATMENT AND CARE OF THE BENEFICIARY’s (Veterans), the you’re responsible to take care of when they are in trouble,… Read more »
NiteWish
NiteWish
I am enrolled as a Priority Group 1 entitled to medical benefits & Class IV, Any needed dental care. Yesterday I received the Prudent Layperson notice that after careful & compassionate consideration after administratively & clinically review ‘We regret your claim does not meet the eligibility requirements for payment for non-service connected emergency unauthorized medical care for episode beginning April 2017. First of all there was no episode April 2017. I have no idea what they’re talking about. I had been per-authorized for TMJ treatment July-Nov 2016 & they have not paid the dentist for those appointments & the authorization… Read more »
Lem
Lem

Somebody found your lost VA card. The assessment didn’t match your conditions. Ask for a document review for identity theft.

NiteWish
NiteWish

Lem, I had the thought somebody stole me. 2 of my sons received those letters for identity theft a few years ago when all that info was compromised, I did not get notified. I never lost my ID.

Lem
Lem

Similar name? ER picked up the wrong name?

I have a DC pharmacy entry that was not mine. Either a mistake or malfeasance.

NiteWish
NiteWish
UPDATE: I mailed my letter of disagreement on Claim Denied & today 7/10/17 I received a statement from VA that the dental bills have been paid for TMJ treatment & they also paid the regular dentist. Some time back I got a phone call telling me I could not go to the regular dentist, I needed to find a new one who would accept Choice & I never received in writing from VA I could not see my dentist & I asked person on the phone to send that in paper form. Somebody at VA tried to take away my… Read more »
91Veteran
91Veteran

Good on you for asking for it in writing Nitewish.

Typically when a veteran does that, the lying snake bastards run for the tall grass and never respond.

NiteWish
NiteWish

91Veteran I have you all on Ben’s blog to thank for the education or it would be me laying down in the tall grass giving up to despair.

91Veteran
91Veteran

Nitewish,

Illegitimus Non Carborundum.

Don’t let the bastards grind you down.

James Gallegos

Many veterans are denied for something and the VA banks on the veterans not saying nothing, believing what the employee said was true and not fight it.

VA is a senate committee interview told the committee that thousands of veterans are denied their disability and that about 90 %
Will not reapply.

That was a slip on their part, but it’s the truth.

Glad it worked out in your favior

Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran

@ANutterVet – – – “I ask for this reason, depending on the answer, a person’s mindset will be formed. In other words, if I’m a beneficiary of the VA, then this basically means, figuratively speaking, that it is like being willed something, or like it is mine already. Or in another way, that I earned it already. Is it wrong to think in this manner?”

James Gallegos said: “NOPE”

Then ANutterVet BLASTED James Gallegos for using one word to AGREE with him.

SMH.

James Gallegos

Yes I was agreeing with him one word.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
Everyone, know this, and start thinking in this mindset . . . I’m not a customer, I’m not a client, I’m not a patient, “I’M A FUCKING BENEFICIARY (Veteran), and there is a difference. I came to this conclusion of truth. Now, since my healthcare is in jeopardy, I have considered the VA to be an enemy in which no treaty has been agreed upon. Think about for more than a minute. May be ponder about changing your thought process from thinking like a customer, client, a patient, instead of knowing and believing that you’re a BENEFICIARY of the monies… Read more »
ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@James Gallegos @Disgruntled Veteran – – – James, I am so sorry. With deep regret, I reviewed my earlier post and its contents, and I’m terribly sorry for my latter post and it contents that directed all negatively towards you. It is my fault. I’m deeply sorry.

James Gallegos

Hey we all make errors, call it being human.

It was not that hard for you to catch it and fix it. Try getting a VA employee to admit to a simple error.

In stead of fixing the error, they cover it up even more. They make it sound like admitting they made an error, they committed a crime.

If they would remember it’s ok to make an error as long as they correct it.

NOPE many think if they make an error it would make the human !

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