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Old 11-24-2013, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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My son is a disabled vet who according to the VA is unable to handle his own finances. For the past decade I have been managing his finances and submitting an annual report. Suddenly this year my accounting was rejected not once but three times. According to them I can not account for the money I took out of his account and handed him as spending money. This money was allocated in his budget and I have been doing it the same way since 2004.

I called the "Fiduciary Hub" in Salt Lake City attempting to find out how to accomplish hand my son $20 and how to resolve last years accounting. Their answers were to call me a thief and tell me it was my problem.
Apparently these fiduciary hubs are contracted to remove family members as payees and then confiscate the estates they have built up over the years.

I have contacted my Congressman, who has not responded as yet and will file an appeal to his incompetence ruling in an attempt to stop these vultures but it will be a struggle. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:48 PM
 
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So, you are complaining that the VA, is trying too hard to look after the interests of your son who is disabled? The Payees are not vultures. They are providing appropriate oversight on your son's finances, as he is too disabled to may these decisions on his own.

I don't see any change to this. Unless you are willing to have your son live with you, and you manage his care in your home.
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:32 PM
 
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My son is a disabled vet who according to the VA is unable to handle his own finances. For the past decade I have been managing his finances and submitting an annual report. Suddenly this year my accounting was rejected not once but three times. According to them I can not account for the money I took out of his account and handed him as spending money. This money was allocated in his budget and I have been doing it the same way since 2004.

I called the "Fiduciary Hub" in Salt Lake City attempting to find out how to accomplish hand my son $20 and how to resolve last years accounting. Their answers were to call me a thief and tell me it was my problem.
Apparently these fiduciary hubs are contracted to remove family members as payees and then confiscate the estates they have built up over the years.

I have contacted my Congressman, who has not responded as yet and will file an appeal to his incompetence ruling in an attempt to stop these vultures but it will be a struggle. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
I assume you have legal, court ordered documents appointing you as his guardian. Given that, you are saying this VA contractor is ignoring your legal standing. Is that correct?

Does the VA have an Inspector General? Hopefully your congressman's staff can work this out though I don't know how much influence congressional offices have today.

I would also write letters and send them certified to the head of the VA, the regional heads, your congressman and senator. Don't hesitate to go public where possible. Call the TV stations.
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Actually the VA resolved the matter, they allowed last year and told me what changes they needed in this years accounting
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Old 03-10-2017, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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This went on for years, I was hospitalized for almost three years and they have to find someone else
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Old 03-10-2017, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Brandon
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Well @Poncho_NM & @Boompa
I do apologize, I was merely using the provided emoticons to express my thoughts and congrats that the "VA resolved the matter" for Boompa. The reason I found this discussion forum was in my quest to help a friend find some answers about her rejected accounting letter received now, one year after she put the accounting in the mail. She is the fiduciary for her mother's aid and assistance benefit- as her father is a deceased veteran of WWII.
All day she's been trying to get through to them on the phone to explain to them the revised accounting is late because her mother threw her a curve by falling and being admitted to the hospital and there's been no time to revise it.
My friend is/was freaking out worrying they would pull her fiduciary duties. (i say good riddance let someone else take it! but that is not what she thinks.)
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