This one may have gotten past most Vets advocates. You see, many of them simply do not trust the information received when you call the VA at 800-827-1000, commonly referred to as Peggy on some Vet’s help sites. We generally call it Dial a smile or Dial a Prayer (DAP). The email address is uluz.com
With a million Vet waiting list, many, many of them would like to know the status of their claim, or, more specifically, when are they going to get paid. They usually would like to know when they call. That’s the whole idea. Call va. Get info.
Up until 2007, you could call DAP and talk to a real Vet technician with power to fix things right inside your own VARO.
The nerve of those “Pesky” Veterans…Peggy is overwhelmed. It seems Peggys have been drafted to help with the claims backlog. You now often have to have an appointment to call Peggy. Yep. Not enough Peggy’s to go around. Now, when you call Peggy, you eventually get a computer that asks you to leave your name and number and a time when Peggy can call you back. That’s right..phone calls to Peggy for information are frequently “by appointment only”. One problem with that is I was unable to even get an appointment with Peggy! That’s right..Peggy stiffed me.
What does all this mean? For some years now, Veterans have not been able call their Regional Office…nooooo, this might mean a Veteran could reach someone and maybe solve his problem. And its clear, they (VA) do not want you to be able to solve your problem, that is, to find out what the glitch in your benefits actually is and be directed to the right person to fix it. But the Veteran had a “friend in Peggy”. Peggy could at least explain why it was taking so long, and maybe even give you a friendly “Hang in there, Vet”. This was uplifting when the kids said things like, “Daddy, are we going to be kicked out of our home for not paying the mortgage soon?”
In order to solve the increasing homelessness caused by this new wrinkle, VA has developed an eco-friendly luggage cart for all the family’s belongings. Free luxury vA luggage is available as well. What’s more, this, faux stainless steel, rugged, all-weather luggage conveyance doubles as a handy barbecue in the blink of an eye. Yes, after that nasty eviction, you’ll be the envy of your fellow homeless Vet friends. Call Peggy and leave her the number of the closest phone booth and a time she can reach you. Don’t forget your last name and your last four. You can take possession of these babies at the RO. Please bathe before coming in. No Petuli oil, please.
BBQ as advertised. Your model may vary slightly. Fire not included. Wheels are optional for a small fee. Includes free bread warming shelf. Includes dealer prep and destination fees. vA assumes no responsibility for uses other than luggage transporter and BBQ. Not a Toy. Do not leave young children unattended in this conveyance.