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3 Years, 5 Months, And 5 Days And Still Waiting


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Still waiting for a decision guy I know on what should be an easy claim.(However nothing seems that way with the VA). Vietnam vet with Bronze Star Valor and well documented in Commendations he was awarded this for securing his region and a sabotage team sent to assist him found he had the area secure with the enemy not able to advance...(BTW he killed 8 and wounded others), Anyway he was at 50% PTSD after fighting over 4 years and then got terminated from his job for Explosive Behavior and threatening others, and missing work, no call, no show, and denied unemployment after over 44 years of working without ever putting in an unemployment claim ever before.

Plus he went through a PTSD inpatient treatment program. Separated from his wife now due to his violent abusive behavior. He filed, was denied, appealed and sought a DRO review, and has been waiting and waiting. He put in for regular SS and has been receiving this a few years, and the VARO keep saying they need his SSA records before they make a decision...They know he filed regular as his income was significantly decrease due to termination of employment, so he had to file @ 63 yrs of age. HE SITS AND WAITS LIKE OTHERS AND GETS MORE DEPRESSED AND DISCOURAGED. He just recently contacted his Congressional representative and the liaison has helped him more in 6 weeks than his VSO has these years. Still he has to wait. LIMBO here. Any one else in his boat?

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Still waiting for a decision guy I know on what should be an easy claim.(However nothing seems that way with the VA). Vietnam vet with Bronze Star Valor and well documented in Commendations he was awarded this for securing his region and a sabotage team sent to assist him found he had the area secure with the enemy not able to advance...(BTW he killed 8 and wounded others), Anyway he was at 50% PTSD after fighting over 4 years and then got terminated from his job for Explosive Behavior and threatening others, and missing work, no call, no show, and denied unemployment after over 44 years of working without ever putting in an unemployment claim ever before.

Plus he went through a PTSD inpatient treatment program. Separated from his wife now due to his violent abusive behavior. He filed, was denied, appealed and sought a DRO review, and has been waiting and waiting. He put in for regular SS and has been receiving this a few years, and the VARO keep saying they need his SSA records before they make a decision...They know he filed regular as his income was significantly decrease due to termination of employment, so he had to file @ 63 yrs of age. HE SITS AND WAITS LIKE OTHERS AND GETS MORE DEPRESSED AND DISCOURAGED. He just recently contacted his Congressional representative and the liaison has helped him more in 6 weeks than his VSO has these years. Still he has to wait. LIMBO here. Any one else in his boat?

Yes. And, it adds insult to injury. Vietnam Vets and PTSD should be a congressional concern. I call it "unfinished business"... Tell your friend do not distress over it. Hang in there & keep breathing.

Best wishes,

Bob

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Thanks Commander. Guess govt is too worried about dealing with top officers/govt officials with their girlfriends rather than with disabled vets! Boo Hoo for vets. And the Generals walk...

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