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WASHINGTON -- Congress is looking into why veterans are being denied a cure for a deadly form of hepatitis.
In a CBS News investigation, we told you the cure was developed by a doctor working for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Read more at http://www.cbsnews.com/news/congress-outraged-over-hepatitis-c-treatment-va-cant-afford/
COLA FOR 2015 ANNOUNCED
COLA increase for all in receipt of VA Pension, VA Disability Compensation, SSA & SSDI is effective December 1, 2014 and has the official rate of 1.7 %.
Also, you may take note that there is a Bill in Congress that stands a good chance of passage that will allow for adjustments to the VA Disability Compensation rates (See VA Comp Rate Tables). This is highly favored and NEEDED in that the Disability Compensation rates are a product of another time and generally is very outdated in that is doesn't reflect disabilities and its compensation accurately in today's economy.
The majority of veterans in receipt of Disability Compensation are those who's injuries, diseases were incurred during wartime service and thus, negatively impacts the veteran's ability to compete in the labor force. Further, Disability Compensation never really compensates the veterans for the true impact it has on his or her life.
The DVG supports adjusting the rating tables to bring it up to date with the true cost of living. We, the DVG are firmly committed to the following stance that Veterans who have been injured (In all forms) are owed and deserve compensation equal or above that .. the veteran could or would otherwise have earned in the workforce and that NO VETERAN SHOULD HAVE TO RELY ON SSDI & VA COMPENSATION TO GET BY FINANCIALLY MONTH TO MONTH. Rather, any veteran in receipt of disability compensation should always have it a little better than his civilian counterparts as a token of an Honorable THANK YOU for your Service and while Compensation can never make a person whole again, in recognition of that fact, this country will always insure that the LIFE YOU NOW LEAD WILL ALWAYS BE EQUAL TO THE ONE YOU OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE LED HAD YOU NOT SERVED by compensating you fully for any injury or disease you incurred in your Service to Country.
The DVG will continue to promote this legislation through continual letter writing to all Members of Congress... as a RIGHT THING TO DO !!
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BELOW IS A GREAT EXAMPLE PROVIDED FOR YOU AS WELL AS THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS INASMUCH AS EVIDENCE FOR DISABILITY COMPENSATION CLAIM COMPENSATION...This makes for great reading for any veteran and his/her claim.
Wishing you all the best of things.
FreddyRead more: EVIDENCE !!! Good Reading for Any Claim
When I first met Bengt Washburn, Air Force husband and stand-up comedian, he was sitting down — partly because he was on duty as a dad, not as a comic, and partly because he was exhausted.Read more: A NICE STORY ABOUT A NORMAL GUY
Understanding the VA Claims Process:
By Jim Strickland (www.vawatchdog.org)
Most veterans believe that they must use a Veterans Service Officer (VSO) to assist them when
they file a claim for disability benefits with the VA. This belief is propagated mostly by the
Veterans Service Organizations (also known as National Service Organizations) that supply the
Veterans Service Officers (or National Service Officers).
NOT SO!!!Read more: YOUR CLAIM. NEED A COMPASS?
OPEN LETTER TO VIETNAM VETERANS
FYI VIETNAM VETS support ALL vets ALWAYS!
Read more: Good Morning Vietnam - Veterans !! THIS ONE'S FOR YOU !!