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VA Document Shredding...Again


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Not sure if this has been posted or not, but I just got done reporting it as a new flash on my podcast. VBA has been caught again. Will it take some of the limelight off of VHA? Just an fyi for everybody.

BTW, VBA training is poor in my experience while working there.

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/04/16/ig-report-va-has-been-shredding-documents.html

GEEZ.!.!.!

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I have been complaining since 2008, the LAST time VA was caught shredding evidnece en masse.  

Then VASEC Dr. Peake published a memo, and VA said they "put controls in place" so it would not happen again.  

The "controls" put in place were ineffective, or not implemented at all.  

Personally, per Dr. Peake's memo in 2008, I submitted a "Special Handling REquest due to document mishandling" in Dec. 2008.   I sent this certified mail return receipt requested.  

VA got the request, and there is an internal memo where a VA employee said, "He did not think this was a shredding case, because the shredding occurred OUTSIDE the 18 month period identified in the memo by Dr. Peake".  

In other words, the VA shredded my documents but that was before and after the 18 month period from 2007 to 2008, where the VA arbitrarily decided that the Veteran could resubmit documents in that period of time, and the Veteran would be taken at his word that is when he submitted them.  

Interestingly, the Special Handling request I submitted in 2008 was NOT in my 2012 RBA even tho there were internal documents in the RBA which referenced my 2008 Special Handling request.  

Bottom line is that shredding continues, unabated, and Veterans can not do anything about it.  

 

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It appears that it is continuing to some extent, but most all of VA is going digital which is concerning for many different reasons.

Bottom line is that everyone needs to be very aware. That fact cannot be understated.

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If you have these copy of these denouements & receipt of your green card when you sent them and some one from VA sign for them back then....send that in as your evidence and ask if they were not shredded  then where are they?

''Interestingly, the Special Handling request I submitted in 2008 was NOT in my 2012 RBA even tho there were internal documents in the RBA which referenced my 2008 Special Handling request.''  

jmo

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If the VA has no proof of shredding your Documents and can't prove it and you can with copy's and your return receipt they signed for them back then...then the VA has to presume that you sent them in and give you the benefit of doubt.

jmo

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or how can the VA say they don't have something  when the veteran has his own copys of things the VA sent to the Veteran them self?

I keep every copy the VA ever sent me  and in a copy from them its coming from their own typed wording.

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With this continued pattern of behavior, I guess "constructive receipt" has gone out the window

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