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Wish I could say that this is success...but I'm a long way from there.  I could really use an ally in Oklahoma, friends.  I have FTD.  It was caused by VHA Rx.  I've been intermittently homeless and face it again.  VHA is salivating at chance for me to exhibit disability and body slam me.  VHA case worker defamed me to Housing Authority (landlord) who's subsequently withheld assistance programs and services cuz I record them.  I record them.  I recorded them threatening me.  I just can't get a lawyer to listen to the tape.  I'm dirt to them.  "We don't do that kind of work here."  The FTD makes it impossible.  Anyway, the success story is none of them are smart enough not to abuse us on camera or audio.  A lot of them really do believe they are above scrutiny....so you'll get them violating your civil rights easily enough.  Please help.  I'm trapped and isolated and in pain. 

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Welcome to hadit.  Are you a service connected disabled Vet, or have you applied?  

Like yourself, I was homeless for a short period...I applied for VA benefits in 2002, and it took them until 2006 and I could no longer hold onto my home, without an income.  

The good news is I got my benefits, and have another home.  In no small part, the VA motivated me..by denying and delaying my benefits until I was homeless.  

The first step for you, if you have not already applied, is to appy for "not only" VA disability benefits "but also" VA pension.  

VA pension is a needs based, and I will guess if you are homeless you are not wealthy.  You should be able to get VA pension in a fairly short period of time (short for VA..) perhaps less than 6 months or maybe even 2 or 3 months if everything goes well.  

You can also apply for Social security disabity.  

If you dont know how to apply for VA, you can contact a VSO (Veterans service officer) who should be able to help you with the paper work, including pay the postage for you.  It can be done online, but its good to have a person to help you.  

VSO's are mostly available in Most VA medical centers.  Ask one of the volunteers to show you where there office is.  There is no charge for VSO's.  

If you are homeless, by all means TELL THE VA THAT.  

You will need your DD214, but they should be able to help you get your records.  

Good luck 

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Good post broncovet.

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