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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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Why does the administration treat our military veterans like human garbage? Every year on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, Barack Obama and our other politicians make very nice speeches, but the truth about how they feel about our veterans can be seen in how they are treated every single day.
In the United States today, there are well over half a million veterans that have been waiting for at least 125 days to have their benefit claims processed. Many of them will ultimately have their claims sent back or denied just so a government employee somewhere can get a bigger bonus.
Meanwhile, conditions at VA facilities all over the country are absolutely abysmal, and many veterans have to wait more than half a year just to get an appointment at one of those facilities. Once you start looking into how this country really treats military veterans, it becomes easier to understand why 22 military veterans commit suicide in America every single day.
Our vets have a higher rate of unemployment, a higher rate of poverty, a higher rate of homelessness, a higher rate of depression and a higher rate of divorce then the general population. It is a crying shame. One of the ways that any society is judged is by how it treats military veterans, and the truth is that America has failed miserably. This has been particularly true since Barack Obama has been in the White House..
On any given night, approximately 200,000 military veterans are homeless in the United States
In some areas of the country the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been caught banning the words “God” and “Jesus” during funeral services for veterans.
The federal government is increasingly labeling military veterans as “potential domestic terrorists” if they express viewpoints that are critical of the government. The following is from a recent article by John Whitehead…
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