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Want to know how the Veterans Affairs does it's math? Baser will explain it and some other interesting things that the veteran can do.
VA Service Connected Ratings Disability Calculator
Combined Ratings Source: Veterans Affairs
If VA finds that a Veteran has multiple disabilities, VA uses the Combined Ratings Table to calculate a combined disability rating. Disability ratings are not additive, meaning that if a Veteran has one disability rated 60% and a second disability 20%, the combined rating is not 80%. This is because subsequent disability ratings are applied to an already disabled Veteran, so the 20% disability is applied to a Veteran who is already 60% disabled. Below you will find the steps VA takes to combine ratings for more than one disability and examples using the Combined Ratings Table to illustrate how combined ratings are calculated. Read Full Article
Today is the 4th of July in the United States, and as such, Wake Da Fuq Up radio is observing the national holiday and will be re-airing the previous weeks episode regarding the Veterans Affairs scandal. We here at Wake Da Fuq Up radio think that the information that was conveyed in said episode would be of benefit to a wider audience than the show received last week, so without further ado, Wake Da Fuq Up Radio is proud to present, this encore presentation of Episode 8, the Veterans Affairs scandal: The stories you haven't heard.
"There are failures of government, failures of bureaucracy, failures of communication and failures to care for our veterans – who of course deserve far better. But at its core I’d argue that this medical train wreck is, above all, a failure of management" - Forbes
The VA Scandal is a significant one. Tonight we have one of the main whistleblowers from 2008 long before the Phoenix VA was exposed, as well as many other veterans, veterans advocates and their stories.
Secretary Eric Shinseki has stepped down as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs. We'll talk about what went wrong.
Jay Carney is leaving as White House Press Secretary.
And, it's Friday. Your calls.
Topics for today- Can the Department of Veterans Affairs be saved? Ending the show with music from Lara James.
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We interview the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs "Bob Filner" (D) - California
VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns. Will this make the Department of Veterans Affairs better ? Will this have any long term impact at all. No, this only matters in the world of politics. No one is talking about any real long term plans to make the VA better. There has been many problems with the VA for many years. The government is just not capable of giving vets the care they need. They have shown this time and time again. We just can't keep waiting on the government as they keep trying to get it right. 10 years from now I'm sure we will be talking about the problems with the VA. They are only two ways to make the VA better.
Number 1 - Do not tie down the vets to VA hospitals for care. Vets should be able to go to any hospital , any doctor at any time. And this should not costs the Vets any extra money. This should have always been the way the VA worked.
Number 2 - Fire everyone at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Staff the VA hospitals with military personnel. Make the VA a division of the Department of Defense. This would streamlined paperwork and processing time.
I think these are the only two options. I don't think anything else will make any difference.
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2014 has been a rough year for military personnel and members of the veterans community. The year began with a budget crisis, following a government shutdown and over five years without a signed and approved Federal Budget. And while some sense of fiscal responsibility seems to have finally come to the White House and Congress, things for those who still serve, and have served, continue to go from bad to worse. Forced drawdowns of active-duty military personnel continue, despite escalations of enemy action in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. The Department of Veterans Affairs, despite the firing of its top leadership and years of saying that they are, "working the problems," in fact was proven in 2014 to be a criminally corrupt and morally bankrupt organization totally failing in their chartered mission. And as if to punctuate the continuing downward spiral for individuals who serve and have served, service/veterans benefits continue to be eroded in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget, which offers only a paltry 1% pay increase to those who go into harms way for America.
To get a better sense of just what military personnel and veterans will be facing in the coming year, join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham (@Greshamj01) for Military Monday at 1 p.m. Eastern. His guest co-host this week will be journalist Donna Lyons. Herself a military/veterans spouse, Ms. Lyons writes extensively about the service/veterans community, and has her own intriguing observations regarding their present day experiences and service. Callers are encouraged to call in and offer questions and opinions to Mr. Gresham and Ms. Lyons, in an hour that we are dedicating to those who serve, those who have served, and those who will serve. Please join us.
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