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Old 11-15-2017, 10:53 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, 11:19 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, 03:26 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, 08:18 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 Yesterday, 03:13 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 Today, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Two percent.
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Old Today, 03:28 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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