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Chauncey Robinson: Gulf War Veteran having to fight all these years to gain his benefits.
Retaliation, intimidation and unwarranted surveillance best describe what Chauncey Robinson has endured for 28 years. Claiming they lost his records and medical files, when in fact they shredded them, the Veterans Administration has continued to stall out and deny his claims. “Veterans are disenfranchised, disowned, neglected and abused; they’re treated like peasants by their own government,” the Desert Storm veteran said. “We love our country but does our country love us?”
" though many of those problems were due to “widespread mismanagement,” negligent VA employees and executives were rarely fired and some received bonuses."
Chauncey Robinson, who served in the Army in 1992, is one of many veterans who have been scrambling to have their claims files reviewed after the problems surfaced in the New York office. He has been trying to track down his file for years after his claims were lost. Robinson – receiving disability compensation since 1995 for post-traumatic stress disorder – said he is not receiving money he is owed for service-related hypertension because the VA cannot find his personnel and medical files. He said transferring the VA administrators was insufficient punishment.