Author Archives: joeaveragevet

Cushman Manual for Shreddergate Victims

No, this is not a manual on how to rebuild your Cushman, that you managed to find in your garage.   That manual is here. This Cushman manual is for Veteran’s who have had evidence shredded and been denied, where the … Continue reading

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VIReC VA WEB SITE

It’s the acronym’s acronym.  Yep.  vA has an acronym page to look up acronym’s.  I guess you can not look up the acronym unless you know the “look up” acronym,  VIRec.      Only in the vA world does this … Continue reading

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19,500 Vets die waiting on VA benefits…By the numbers.

“Delay, Deny, Wait till the Veteran dies” is not just a VA slogan any more.    The number of Veterans who die waiting on VA to process their benefit application has tripled, according to this San Francisco Chronicle article.   It … Continue reading

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Where did your VSO come from?

Most VSO’s are chartered by Congress.  (You should know you are in trouble if it has anything to do with congress.  I am still smarting from the fiscal cliff, and not sure we have not fallen off it yet) According … Continue reading

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By the numbers: NCVAS

Where does all the VA’s money go?  The VA likes to tell the public it goes “for Veterans” but does it really? The VA loves to keep “its numbers” under wraps.   I don’t think they like to answer “hard … Continue reading

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Throw the VA a “penalty flag”.

You have probably seen the Southwest Airlines Commercials.  They “throw the penalty flag” when competing airlines try to charge customers “bag fees”. I suggest you likewise “throw the penalty flag” if the VA tries any of these things with you, … Continue reading

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IRIS Email response: We need more Veterans working at the VA

The VA loves to tout how they “hire Veterans”.  I wonder if the manager of IRIS, below is a Vet: Discussion Thread  Response via Email Via Email (Department of Veterans Affairs) (Date) 11:38 AM Dear Mr.Joe Average Vet:This is in … Continue reading

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Absence of Evidence is not Negative Evidence

Yes, I know that one is a mouthful.  However, how many times have we read where the Veteran was denied because “the record shows no evidence of treatment” for this malady? This is precisely what the vA is doing.  They … Continue reading

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Hi. This is Peggy. I’m not available right now. Please leave a number and the best time to reach you.

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 … Continue reading

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SCOTUS: VA takes 573 days for what should take 2.6 hours!

This was not “plucked from Air” but rather, from a Writ of Cert to SCOTUS.   The Veterans for Common Sense (VCS)  and Veterans United for Truth  have petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) for a  Writ of … Continue reading

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