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I called the 800# today to request a new statement showing Permanent and Total. I was told P/T is not in their records. I have had these statements before under my maiden name for 10 years. When I married in 2007 I sent in all the paperwork etc. My husband is on ChampVA and I got my ID card with my new name. My husband has an ID card. I get Tax exempt on my home here in Florida. This scares me. I usually write for any request to St. Petersburg. Today I used the phone and their info differs. They insisted I was not permanent. I did not want to argue and told the rep. that.

I faxed. St. Pete( processing center gave me the wrong fax# too). Not a good day. I sent them my last P/T statement received and a copy of my military ID card showing permanent That the VA authorized. I asked that they straighten out the processing center. I mailed the same info and I sent a message via the VA web site. I covered all my bases. I just get scared when my benifts are messed with. I am just venting...Did I do all that I can do???

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Mine is dated for some reason. The one I have has my maiden name and I need one with my married name. I thought I saved a copy when applying for ChampVa for my husband and ID cards etc. I only can find the one with my former name. It is dated.

Yes, it's dated. It would have to be dated, on the date that the letter was written. But, if you are P&T, then there is NO "expiration date" on your P&T (otherwise it would not be considered permanent, right?).

And, I do not understand why you would have to have one with your married name attached thereto. There are MANY married women in these days and times that retain their original last name....................and what do THEY do? As long as your last name remains the same and your Social Security number remains the same I fail to see what the "issue" is?

I'm not trying to be obstinate or argumentative, I really am trying to understand the issue. I have a "need to know", seeing as how I'm supposed to be a veterans service officer in my "other life" (when I'm not on the hadit board). :)

I know what. Just tell them that you are a "Progressive, Emancipated WOMAN!" and ask them if they want to make an issue outta it.

I'd like to be there when you tell them that, so's I could hear the scurrying of feet as everybody takes "evasive action" to avoid the "INCOMING"!


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oh, and as far as "the county" is concerned, if they need it for some reason, then tell them that they are more than welcome to get it.....................

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You are right and made me laugh today. I need cheering up.

It is just that my name has to match my drivers Lic. for state business. I am having trouble getting a permanent fishing Lic. right now too because my VA letter does not have my new name.

I should know what to do as I was a DVOP for 10 years. It seems easy doing things for others and when it involves me my anger foggs up my mind.

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You are right and made me laugh today. I need cheering up.

It is just that my name has to match my drivers Lic. for state business. I am having trouble getting a permanent fishing Lic. right now too because my VA letter does not have my new name.

I should know what to do as I was a DVOP for 10 years. It seems easy doing things for others and when it involves me my anger foggs up my mind.

Anything to bring a "bright spot" into your day! Hey, I mean it. Sometimes we can't find the plug to drain the swamp, what with them 'gators bugging with us!

Get on the IRIS system and send them a request, tell them it is to allow you to get your MWR card at your local military base.

Works everytime.


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