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  1. [VeteranIssues] There has been a change.. VA Cola is being held up in the House FW: COLA will be 3.6% announced this AM, Soc Sec, VA Comp, Mil Retiree President nor congress has a say in how much COLA is, CPI has the say by a known process Congress decides whether to implement it and to who..they did Soc Security There has been a change.. VA Cola is being held up in the House trying to get More budget cuts via tea party Reps....it's being held hostage... It has not been sent to the President A COLA bill has passed the House and the Senate for 3.6%..BUT... Now they need to compromise on a bill with same words.. Vets committee assured me, it was going to get done soon May be holding it up to do on Veterans day... CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN TODAY AND RAISE HELL From: Colonel Dan [mailto:colonel-dan@sbcglobal.net] Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 8:36 AM To: Veteran Issues by Colonel Dan Subject: COLA will be 3.6% announced this AM, Soc Sec, VA Comp, Mil Retiree http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/retirement/story/2011-10-19/social-security-cola/50822994/1 WASHINGTON – Some 55 million Social Security recipients will get a 3.6% increase in benefits next year, their first raise since 2009. The increase was announced Wednesday when the government released a key measure of inflation, which determines whether people who receive Social Security get a cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA. About 8 million people who receive Supplemental Security Income will also receive the 3.6% COLA, meaning the announcement will affect about one in five U.S. residents. There was no cost-of-living adjustment in 2010 or 2011 because inflation was too low. Those were the first two years without a COLA since automatic increases were adopted in 1975. Monthly Social Security payments average $1,082, or about $13,000 a year. On Jan 2012 Paychecks __._,_.___"Keep on, Keepin' on" Dan Cedusky, Champaign IL "Colonel Dan" See my web site at: http://www.angelfire.com/il2/VeteranIssues/ http://www.facebook.com/dan.cedusky
  2. (Is there a way for me to compel the RO to read the evidence they ignored and have them issue a Supplemental Statement of the Case (SSOC)? ) Yes! If you don't have an attorney working your case, hire one is my best advice.
  3. To: Veteran Issues by Colonel Dan <VeteranIssues@yahoogroups.com> Subject: [VeteranIssues] FW: Tell Your Elected Officials to Stop New TRICARE-for-Life Enrollment Fees & Increased Pharmacy Co-Pays Date: Oct 30, 2011 9:00 AM From: Dan Cedusky, Champaign IL, Col, AUS, Ret, Life member: Am Legion, DAV, AMVETS, MOAA, NGAUS, IL SAL, NGAIL IL State Director USDR Invite me to your facebook page http://www.facebook.com/dan.cedusky Pass the word about Free email news about Veteran issues to other Vets & Posts. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VeteranIssues Go to: http://capwiz.com/usdr/issues/alert/?alertid=55543501 Go to www.usdr.org and join. I am Illinois State Director From: USDR Action Alerts [mailto:Legislative@USDR.ORG] Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2011 9:03 PM To: Dan Cedusky Subject: Tell Your Elected Officials to Stop New TRICARE-for-Life Enrollment Fees & Increased Pharmacy Co-Pays Stop New TRICARE-for-Life Enrollment Fees & Increased Pharmacy Co-Pays Take Action! Don't Break the Promise - These Benefits Were EARNED! The Administration announced its deficit reduction plan that will be submitted to the new Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction ("Super Committee") that is working on a plan to reduce government spending by at least $1.2 trillion in over 10 years. The Administration has proposed creating a new $200 TFL enrollment fee effective 2013 This fee would be increased annually based on an index of health care inflation. The proposal also increases pharmacy co-pays for military retirees and dependents by requiring the beneficiary to pay a percentage (10% for generic and 15% for non-generic) of the prescription rather than the current dollar amount ($3 for generic, $9 for brand name drugs and $22 for non-formulary drugs). Please click the Take Action link to send a message to your US Senators and US Representative to ask them to oppose this new fee for military retirees. Dan Cedusky, Champaign IL "Colonel Dan" See my web site at: http://www.angelfire.com/il2/VeteranIssues/ http://www.facebook.com/dan.cedusky
  4. When Veterans commit fraud, it's punishable by fine and or imprisonment. When a VA employee commits fraud, it's called an error. If VA employees received legal prosecution for fraud there would be very few claims on backlogs.
  5. It's a shock to me that we recieve any cola increase, no matter how they play with the figures. Little or large, I keep people waiting in line to take it, so I don't have to worry what to do with all of it.
  6. Twelve years later, the CAVC finally read evidence I submitted the VARO has completely ignored. Case was remanded back to the BVA in 2010, with instructions to actually read it this time or explain why they can't. My guess is I may recieve yet another SOC by the BVA in 2014. Expect it to go back to the CAVC after that. Not convinced raters can read unless its to stall a claim.
  7. Members of Congress want answers for veterans http://www.bakersfield.com/news/local/x1766489304/Members-of-Congress-want-answers-for-veterans SOURCE: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/10/28/top-10-veterans-stories-in-today%e2%80%99s-news-%e2%80%93-october-28-2011/
  8. allan

    6 Years & 6 Months

    Congratulations Carlie !!! It's been a long fight. Just think of how many quit or have died waiting. Now, to keep our benefits from being the answer to the national debt.
  9. Every Veteran should apply for VA health care.. http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/Library/pubs/VIC/vic.pdf'>http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/Library/pubs/VIC/vic.pdf Every Veteran should apply for VA health care..if you are eligible VA will get you an ID card Which will get your discounts at many businesses including Home Depot, Lowes, and many Other places especially around memorial Day and/or Veteran’s day A 10 % discount on a new Fridge, lawn mower, BBQ grill etc can be worth it. If not near a VA Med Cen, Clinic, office etc, a local county vet service officer can help you fill out form or do it on-line http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/ http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/eligibility/DetermineEligibility.asp Veterans discharged from active duty on or after January 28, 2003, ARE ELIGIBLIE for five years post discharge Eligibility can be based on income of last year.. 2010… being on Medicare or Medicaid helps If you were medically discharged or med retired from service should get you in. http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/eligibility/enrollment.asp A office, a local county vet service officer can help you fill out form priority groups for eligibility for health care http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/eligibility/PriorityGroupsAll.asp Visit Your Group "Keep on, Keepin' on" Dan Cedusky, Champaign IL "Colonel Dan" See my web site at: http://www.angelfire.com/il2/VeteranIssues/ http://www.facebook.com/dan.cedusky
  10. FW: Medicare, Part B Premium for 2012 Partial reprint: http://www.factcheck.org/2011/04/premium-nonsense-on-medicare/ This widely circulating message is similar to a falsehood-filled screed that went around last year, urging "retribution" against members of Congress in the 2010 midterm elections. This message makes somewhat different accusations — also false — and urges voters to "remember" in November 2012. § It falsely claims "Congress gave themselves a $3,000 a month Cost of Living Adjustment," when the truth is that Congress voted to deny itself any pay increase at all, both for 2010 and 2011. § It wrongly blames Congress for disallowing any cost-of-living increase for Social Security recipients. It’s true there was no COLA for Social Security recipients in 2010 or in 2011, but that was due to the workings of a long-standing formula and not the result of any vote by the current Congress or the previous one. We covered this in detail in 2009 and the Social Security Administration has an explanation posted as well. § It claims that "those of you who are on Medicare" can thank "Obamacare" for increases in the per-person monthly Medicare premium — "to a wonderful $247.00 in 2014." This is also false. The basic premium for Medicare Part B (which covers physician services) was indeed $96.40 in 2009. But the other numbers are all wrong. It was $110.50 last year, for example, and not $104.20 as claimed. And it is $115.40 this year, not $120.20 as claimed. Actually, only 27 percent of Medicare beneficiaries are paying the basic rate. The rest — 73 percent — are paying less under a "hold harmless" provision triggered by the lack of a cost-of-living increase in Social Security this year or last year. Most are still paying $96.40. As for the future, nobody can say with precision what the basic Part B premium will be next year or the year after, let alone in 2014. The premium is set each year at a level calculated to pay for 25 percent of the cost of the coverage. Medicare officials do keep close watch on the trends, however. And when we contacted Medicare’s Office of the Actuary, we were given these projections — the most recent available — which are current as of the president’s budget for fiscal year 2012 issued in mid-February: Medicare Part B Standard Premium (projected, February 2011) 2012 $108.20 2013 $112.10 2014 $117.10 Source: Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of theActuary (Note: These figures are unpublished but publicly available on request from the Office of the Actuary. They are actually a few dollars lower than what Medicare officials were projecting six months earlier, in August 2010, when the most recent report of the system’s trustees was issued. Those published projections, now outdated, can be found on page 234. Officials told us they lowered their projections because actual Part B costs in 2010 turned out to be somewhat lower than previously estimated.) The actual premiums could turn out to be higher or lower than our table shows, but not by a lot. One major uncertainty is whether Congress will allow scheduled cuts in payments to physicians and other providers to take effect. Congress has already postponed those cuts every year since 2003, and did so again after the trustees issued their August report. The cuts have now been delayed until the end of this year at least. The projected premiums are based on assumptions that build in a "margin" to account for the high likelihood that Congress will not allow physician cuts to take effect, however. An official in the Office of the Actuary (OACT), who did not wish to be quoted by name, told us in an e-mail message: OACT official: This margin includes an amount to account for the probability that the scheduled physician cuts will be legislatively overridden. Therefore, if the scheduled physician payment cuts are legislatively avoided, then the Part B premiums should not change significantly (depending on the nature of the legislative override). From: WASP188@aol.com [mailto:WASP188@aol.com] Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 3:57 PM To: Subject: Medicare, Part B Premium for 2012 For those of you on Medicare, you need to read this. http://www.factcheck.org/2011/04/premium-nonsense-on-medicare/ DonH USN-ret Visit Your Group "Keep on, Keepin' on" Dan Cedusky, Champaign IL "Colonel Dan" See my web site at: http://www.angelfire.com/il2/VeteranIssues/ http://www.facebook.com/dan.cedusky
  11. 10 FOR 10: VFW WON’T STAND FOR BROKEN PROMISES Update: VFW mobilizes to protect military benefits as Congress looks to slash spending http://www.vfw.org/News-and-Events/Articles/10-FOR-10--VFW-WON%E2%80%99T-STAND-FOR-BROKEN-PROMISES/
  12. The Agent Orange Flim-Flam Man commeth | Veterans Today http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/10/17/the-agent-orange-flim-flam-man-commeth/
  13. Benefits on Chopping Block as Congress Struggles to Cut Debt | Veterans Today http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/09/19/veterans-benefits-cuts/
  14. …And so it came to pass (Hopefully NOT) | Veterans Today http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/10/19/and-so-it-came-to-pass-hopefully-not/
  15. SP4RVN1971 I tried for over 25 yrs to get my records from the VA. Their advice was to get them from the NARA. Somewhere around 2000 I find out the NARA permanantly "loaned" all my records to the local VARO in the 1970's. I recieved only a few pages, but enough to prove injuries. You have to request "ALL" military records to include "ALL" medical treatment records. Make sure to include dates in country and your unit or ship. Don't expect to recieve all of them though. Seems some of them end up in the shredder.
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