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Old 11-15-2017, 09:53 AM
 
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You see that all that time. You have office workers that were based in Hawaii, that never deployed, coming home with major psychological disorders. They should make a movie about their heroic efforts.
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:19 AM
 
Location: 76102
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I have known these people for years. Itís always something. He has served in Vietnam. Claiming damage from agent Orange. He is over 65. Got out after his 3 year enlistment.
I just canít believe this VA system. No wonder they are running out of money.....
My husband served in Vietnam, was repeatedly exposed to Agent Orange, has had cancer twice. His daughter was born with a disability. Upon my retirement, when we all have the time, we will obtain his medical records and file for full disability.

You have NO IDEA how this war has impacted our family.

Mind your own business.
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:26 PM
 
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My husband served in Vietnam, was repeatedly exposed to Agent Orange, has had cancer twice. His daughter was born with a disability. Upon my retirement, when we all have the time, we will obtain his medical records and file for full disability.

You have NO IDEA how this war has impacted our family.

Mind your own business.
Correct.

Can't tell if the original poster is posting a bogus thread.

And note: there is no way a disabled veteran on that income can afford all that is stated.

I suggest the original poster read up on Agent Orange and add in Camp Lejeune drinking water to boot. And toss in a tad of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

I wonder if original poster ever had an artillery shell lobbed at them or an AK-47 aimed at them.
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:18 AM
 
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I was appalled the other night when friends came in and started bragging about their new benefits from the VA. Just want to put this out there and see if this is standard procedure. They are supposedly getting $3,000 a month and insurance for both the husband and wife. The wife never spent a day in the service. Do they do an income verification? If not they should be. These people live in a million dollar home with a Disney pool. They have a jaguar and Lexus and if he isnít out hunting she is on a cruise. Someone tell me where does this insanity end? He supposedly got a 100% disability.. seriously? There is nothing wrong with this guy. These people have plenty of money. How do I get on this gravy train? I am a veteran also and nobody ever rolled out the red carpet for me. Not only that but the state will give you a 100% break on your yearly tax bill.
My question is, how can you get a 100% disability without being bed ridden? Seems to me that the people who need the benefits the LEAST are getting the red carpet treatment. Doesnít seem fair to me.



One of my old neighbors got 100% disability from the army. Apparently he joined and they found out that he was bi-polar and put him out. I thought that this was totally unfair as he probably knew this when he joined. My ex has 40% , his cartilage in his knees is just about gone. No, its not fair.
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Old 12-12-2017, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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so I hear the active duty military are getting a pay increase in the next budget - anyone know what this translates to retirees w/ a pension?
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Old 12-13-2017, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Two percent.
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Old 12-13-2017, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Two percent.
guess that'll pay for the Tricare pharmacy rate hike - thanks.
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Old 12-14-2017, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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guess that'll pay for the Tricare pharmacy rate hike - thanks.
Don't you use the mail order pharmacy in Tri-care? I was told that it is free.
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:12 PM
 
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Most people with 100% VA disability ratings are pretty busted up or have multiple medical issues each with a nexus to their military service. The rating system for VA disabilities is pretty stringent. Anyone trying to defraud the system is playing a dangerous game. Anyone "bragging" to acquaintances about defrauding the system is surprising to me as I think most would be very aware of prison time they could face if convicted and the VA does persue fraud cases.

That being said, many people who have served in the military have saved money to the extent they can afford nice homes, great cars, and great vacations. I would not focus on the lifestyle of other people, as some do save money very well and have other sources of income we may not be aware of. But that's just me. The Code of Federal regualtions on VA disability is the directive that describes the VA disability program and is a fairly easy read for anyone interested https://www.benefits.va.gov/warms/bookc.asp

Further, the military is agressively recruiting right now. So for anyone who is jealous of disabled veterens, I urge you to consider enlisting, and who knows, maybe you too will be lucky enough to become disabled in the service of the country.
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Old 12-15-2017, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Don't you use the mail order pharmacy in Tri-care? I was told that it is free.
not going to be free anymore - so now DoD will have to hire more pharmacy techs and increase hours of operation to handle the increased workload as all us oldtimers will head to our military pharmacies to fill our scripts.....


On Feb. 1, 2018, copayments for prescription drugs at TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery and retail pharmacies will increase. These changes are required by law and affect TRICARE beneficiaries who are not active duty service members.

While retail pharmacy and home delivery copayments will increase, prescriptions filled at military pharmacies remain available at no cost. You can save the most money by filling your prescriptions at military pharmacies.

“Military pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery will remain the lowest cost pharmacy option for TRICARE beneficiaries,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ann McManis, Pharmacy Operations Division at the Defense Health Agency.

Using home delivery, the copayments for a 90-day supply of generic formulary drugs will increase from $0 to $7. For brand-name formulary drugs, copayments will increase from $20 to $24, and copayments for non-formulary drugsA drug in a therapeutic class that isn’t as clinically or cost-effective as other drugs in the same class. You pay a higher cost share for these drugs. without a medical necessity will increase from $49 to $53.

At a retail network pharmacy, copayments for a 30-day supply of generic formulary drugs will increase from $10 to $11 and from $24 to $28 for brand-name formulary drugs.

In some cases, survivors of active duty service members may be eligible for lower cost-sharing amounts.

TRICARE groups pharmacy drugs into three categories: generic formulary, brand-name formulary and non-formulary. You pay the least for generic formulary drugs and the most for non-formulary drugs, regardless of whether you get them from home delivery or a retail pharmacy.

To see the new TRICARE pharmacy copayments, visit www.tricare.mil/pharmacycosts. To learn more about the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, or move your prescriptions to home delivery, visit www.tricare.mil/pharmacy.
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