I am re-posting a comment, I made on another discussion thread, for this exact issue.
It is very important, that people know about this tragic and major mistake being made by our government and their agencies.
Veterans from OIF/OEF are being screwed over.
Not all of them, just about half. Those of us who do not come home with physical wounds are treated like crap.
It seems that unless we have lost life or limb, we do not matter, as wounded Veterans. Others are being jipped out of their Honorable discharges, thus
ensuring they do not get full VA benefits if any, they served and fought, why screw them over?
So many combat arms soldiers, troopers and corp man, have served on the front lines so to say, if there was such a thing in this war. We have seen our
friends get shot, blown up and dismembered.
We suffer mentally just as much as any one, PTSD and TBI are not just words made up to describe a symptom, they are our injuries. It might not be as
severe as a lost limb, but the scars are there, and real as any other pain.
The flashbacks day or night, anxiety, insomnia and other issues are constant, chronic, and not going away because of some pills.
What Veterans need is support, from our friends, families and communities.
The people who matter, are those who care. Show those who matter to you, by showing them you care.
Originally posted by ADVISOR
I am also a Veteran, and have not received any such letter from the VA.
In fact, the only mail I get from them, was bills for prescriptions I didn't want, nor should of been billed for.
Or the fact I applied for benefits last year, and they sent a letter twice, stating they are still determining my benefits, when a couple of other
buddies I served with got out after I did, and have their benefits already.
The system is broken, the VA should be a part of "out processing" for soldiers. When they process to get out of the military, their VA forms should
be included. But instead, we have to play a game of jumping through hoops.
It is really disturbing, and sickening, to think that veterans who deserve compensation, are being placed on the back burner, and their benefits are
being discussed by our government to be cut, when they should be cutting their own.
Corrupt government, corrupt VA, corrupt every thing.
Screw the system, because all it does is screw us!