VA News #574



#574
April 21 & 28, 2014

Hosts: Katrice Pasteur & Nick Antonetti
Excutive Producer: Ken McKinnon
Run Time: 15:07

VA News is a weekly program designed to provide timely news and information about the Department of Veterans Affairs. The newscast is co-sponsored by the VHA Employee Education System and the Office of Public Affairs in partnership with other headquarters and field offices.

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  1. SGT John T    

    I am 90% service connected. I have been waiting on a Sleep Apnea claim for 7 years. And even though I give Phoenix Az Regional all they request they will change the prior claim on proof to another now prove this or that. I have been on a CPAP for 7 years upon returning from theater. Also I have had 1 1/2 year delay, so far of a huge hernia growth on my stomach. The pain is very very bad. Yet every time I call the VA in Tucson Az they keep delaying as my pain increases dramatically . The clinic will tell me we’ll call you right back. Or, the Doctor can’t see you for at least 6 months, or is this an emergency? Welcome to the new Veterans Administration on How All Veterans are treated.

    1. SGT John T    

      I was getting help from American Legion. However, my Rep. told me 8 months ago he has nothing to do with Phoenix Regional Veterans Office and was assisting me. However my concerns seemed to aggravate him to a degree. Then one day he asked if he could take my personal file to Phoenix for some training. I stated ” Wait a minute, 8 months ago you assured me you had nothing to do with Phoenix Regional, that you were here for the Veterans only”. Then he stated. ” Just so you know John everybody in Phoenix Regional belongs to American Legion in fact American Legion pretty much runs the ratings of Veterans” I was shocked and floored and dishonored by this man who intentionally lied to a disabled Veteran then telling my AW2 Rep. that I should change my P.O.A. to another Veterans Organization. What a cheap washout.

  2. Owens Earl Jr    

    We need the help of every veteran in the US our goverment need to pass in to law that all Honorable discharge Veteran should have free Dental please E-Mail,call, your Goverment officel and let them no we need this law to change

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