Where is @Johnksg ?
Haven’t seen him for a bit.
Or I’m blind.
Where is @Johnksg ?
Nah. He stopped in a while back but didn’t say much.
Sorry guys I just saw this forum. As a former VA employee who worked the rural health side of the VA before an opening in Emergency Management at the facility I worked at became open, I have some experience with the VA process. I am not an expert by any means, but if you are unsure of how to fill out the 1010EZ, or are getting the run around, I may have solutions, or contacts that might be able to help you. I recently left the VA to move to the Washington area, I loved the job, but the cost of living was getting insane, so fiancée and I moved further North to place we could buy a home and not have to have three other family’s living with us to make the payments. Such is the life of living in the SF Bay area. So shoot me a private message or email me at email@example.com
Again I am not expert, and do not have all the answers or solutions. But if you are getting rejected due to your income, and have service connection disabilities, or were in during a certain time periods, your income is not supposed to be the determining factor. I have helped a vet with a purple heart who had been rejected due to income. This is because some desk jockey didn’t read his DD214, just his 1040 tax return. I had to get their file to better clerk. Also for you Vietnam Navy Vets, a recent court ruling, which the VA did not appeal, indicates that those of you who were in a certain distance of the Vietnam coast may be now eligible for disabilities for Agent Orange exposure. You are the guys who never stepped foot on dry land but could of spit to shore. Expect an issue on the eligibility to come out soon concerning that.
I received this the other day and want to make sure all my brothers and sisters in arms get the message:
Dear My HealtheVet member:
At VA, Veterans are at the center of everything we do. We are constantly working to make sure you know about the health care and benefits you have earned through your service to our country.
A new law, called the MISSION Act, strengthens VA’s ability to provide you with state-of-the-art care and services through a network of providers and cutting-edge technology. The law makes several enhancements to VA care that begin on June 6, 2019.
With the MISSION Act, you will see VA continue to be a trusted, caring partner. We are focused on providing an excellent experience of care to you and the important people in your life. You’ll see us expand our efforts to meet you where you are, with the right care at the right place and the right time - including through telehealth and in your community.
To help you learn more about your VA health care options, we have created a booklet that provides information on: • Enrollment and health care eligibility;
• Expanded community care eligibility;
• Accessing new Urgent Care benefits for minor illnesses;
• Information on how copayments and insurance will be used;
• Learning more about VA’s access and quality standards and how those relate to you;
• Awareness of the complaints and appeals process for health care delivery.
You can view the booklet at https://www.missionact.va.gov/library/files/MISSION_ACT_Community_Care_Booklet.pdf
We appreciate that you choose VA for your health care and we are honored to serve you.
Richard Stone, MD Executive in Charge Office of the Under Secretary for Health
For more information about the MISSION Act visit www.missionact.va.gov .
yea, but its that network of providers thats kinda humped the pooch on me so to speak. long loooooooonnnnnnnnng story
2019 has sucked medically for me. Two trips to the emergency room within 8 hours due to prostate problems, then finally surgery to correct the problems. Surgery for 3 extra large kidney stones too big to bust up. Then wore a heart monitor for two weeks that luckily turned out to be ok. Stress test, echo-cardio gram but luckily no heart cath.
I thought these were supposed to be our Golden Years…mine seems a little tarnished!!!
@Tex45acp I Think They Lied to Us ! Nothing Fun About Prostate Surgery, Been Their done that, Talk about the Rude Awakening 39 Staples and Le Bag’
Well now I don’t feel so bad DivaMarie. Mine was the roto-rooter service to enlarge the tube so I could urinate.
Many years ago, after my dad had prostate surgery, some time had passed I asked him (razzed him!) ‘so Pops, hows the old equipment working down there??’ He’s all, ‘as long as I can pee it’s good! Other’n that it’s just like a cuddly little puppy wet nose and all.’
@Boomchucker Yep’ Well said ! Needles and the Other Were not My choice of Options!
were only half way through 2019 michael well maybe and hopefully the second half will be a lot better , i can see that golden sunshine just coming over the horizon @Tex45acp
Well going to heart specialist was a waste of time wait forever then 5 mins never really looked up to me face to face listen to me breathing take a deep breath and relax CT in a year even after I said aneurysms run in the family I think I ll fix myself with some heat shrink and a staple gun I hate doctor s period
Thanks for the positive thoughts. I am a strong optimist, but having all three issues within 3 months really took some of the wind out of my sails. I am feeling much better now and hope the last half of 2019 is better than the first half. I told my wife that the best therapy will be for me to head to the range and burn up some of my older handloads. LOL
good on you michael thinking positive will always help @Tex45acp
Well to better my health am moving down south no more snow for me moving to Slidell l Louisiana try to be less stressed in my life
sounds like a plan my man good luck with the move @Jefft1967
@Jefft1967 Best wishes for your health and move.
Lived in Slidell for 3 years in the late 70’s early 80’s, while stationed in New Orleans. Do your research before buying a house there. Major flooding in areas there, especially in the spring. For about two years I lived in an area called Avery Estates south of town. It was pretty much in/on the edge of a swamp. In the spring the Pearl river would rise and the south winds would push in water from the Gulf. Pretty much had to park about a mile from my house and paddle a pirogue to the house. Most people didn’t like doing that every year, but I didn’t mind. It was a sportsman’s paradise. I used to sit out on the steps of the house and shoot ducks as they came in to land in the marsh. Ran crawfish nets within walking distance of the house. Gator hunting and fishing are excellent in the surrounding areas.
I don’t know brother, sounds like “The Boogens” to me, but them crawfish sure would taste good😋