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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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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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We interview the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs "Bob Filner" (D) - California
Warrior Talk Radio with GI Jenn & Jeff Gonzales is honored to bring you the first in a series of MILITARY HISTORY episodes. Tonight, we will air A Tribute to those in and effected by the Beirut Bombing, 1983.
On 23 October 1983, a suicide bomber attacked the building serving as a barracks for the 1st Battalion 8th Marines (Battalion Landing Team - BLT 1/8), the death toll was 241 American servicemen: 220 Marines, 18 sailors, and three soldiers, making this incident the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States Marine Corps since World War II's Battle of Iwo Jima, the deadliest single-day death toll for the US military since the first day of the Vietnam War's Tet Offensive, and the deadliest single attack on Americans overseas since World War II. Another 128 Americans were wounded in the blast. Thirteen later died of their injuries, and they are numbered among the total number who died.
Tonight, we will be looking at several aspects of the bombing... Who was behind it, the SOP at the BLT, the after-action report and of course, we will be talking to friends and family about the WARRIORS who lost their lives and the heroics of those who tried to save their brothers-in-arms.
Please join us for this special A Tribute to those in and effected by the Beirut Bombing.
Call in number is 646-595-3504
Warrior Talk Radio w GI Jenn & Jeff Gonzales welcomes US ARMY Veteran E.J. “Skullcrusher” Snyder and NAVY Veteran Terry Jung.
E.J.is a 25 year combat veteran of the US Army. He served in both the 1991 Gulf War and OIF. He is a former Army Sergeant Major (E-9) with a background of leading Soldiers in Airborne and Infantry Units, ALWAYS serving in Army Ranger coded positions throughout the Army. He is renowned for ALWAYS leading from the front and by example, as is his loud and "In Your Face" style of leadership. E.J. lived by his nickname "The Skullcrusher" and always did whatever was required to complete the mission. He stormed his way into the Reality World on the Discovery Channel’s Hit Series “Naked & Afraid."
Terry Jung, Executive Director of Lone Survivor Foundaiton, was commissioned into the US Navy. He served as an EMO and CIC Officer until receiving his honorable discharge. He then completed a Master’s degree in Accounting at the University of Texas, Austin. He has a long career serving in various executive positions in both the for profit and non-profit sectors. His industry experience covers health care, investment and commercial banking, broadcasting, education and consulting. He has worked with many organizations including Ernst & Young, JPMorgan, Hilton Hotels, TransAmerica, Control Data, Avanti Health Systems and New York Life to name a few. Terry stated his life has been built around a family and community that has proudly and passionately given and sacrificed their personal interests for the welfare of the United States of America and he is honored to be in a position with the Lone Survivor Foundation to serve and give back in any way he can to those worthy veterans of the USA affected in combat.
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