Category Archives: Veterans Aid Complaints

Veterans Affairs – The Good and The Bad

Recently coming under fire for scandals involving massive art purchases and wasteful spending, along with wait times and scheduling incompetence which literally have cost some veterans their lives, not to mention the suicide help line, David Shulkin, undersecretary for health at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs made statements in the VA's defense. "Talking about veteran suicide isn’t easy, but it’s something the experts at the Department of Veterans Affairs do ...
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Wells Fargo Mistreats Veterans

Wells Fargo will pay $24 million to settle allegations that it mistreated veterans -- including illegally repossessing their cars. The bank, already in the thick of a major scandal over fake accounts, will pay $4.1 million to settle Justice Department charges that it seized 413 cars owned by service members without a court order, a violation of federal law. The Justice Department said the illegal repossessions took place from 2008 to 2015. The first complaint came from ...
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McCain to oppose limits on veteran hiring preference

Arizona senator and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain told veterans groups this week that he’ll oppose controversial plans to limit federal hiring preferences for individuals with military experience, an advantage advocates argue is critical in helping them find employment. Earlier this year, House lawmakers approved a draft of the annual defense authorization bill which included limiting veterans preference in federal hiring procedures to a one-time u...
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Veterans died waiting for care at Phoenix VA hospital

In a recent report, the VA Inspector General's office (OIG) found that more than 200 veterans have died while waiting for medical care at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix, just two years after the facility was under severe scrutiny for a scandal in which patient records were altered to hide the length of their waiting period. It was found that 215 deceased patients had open appointments at the Phoenix facility on the day they died. The report also fou...
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American Veterans Take Complaints To VA Officials 

Frustration and long wait times have been an ongoing issue with American Veterans returning home and seeking aid and benefits from the VA. Vets recently reached out to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials for guidance. Vietnam vet Ronnie Thomas of Rensselaer has more than $25,000 in hospital and doctors bills but "the VA refuses to pay." He's been working with a patient advocate since late March to work out thousands of dollars in medical bills, but said that has...
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