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1  General Aid & Attendance Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CALL TO ACTION AND TIME SENSITIVE on: March 25, 2015, 03:45:02 PM
Maybe he will now.
2  General Aid & Attendance Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CALL TO ACTION AND TIME SENSITIVE on: March 25, 2015, 08:48:51 AM
I forgot to say that" Many Times", Jon Stewart has talked about how badly we treat out veterans!
This is the web page to watch the Monday show.
http://thedailyshow.cc.com/full-episodes/aoti6l/march-23--2015---ayaan-hirsi-ali
3  General Aid & Attendance Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CALL TO ACTION AND TIME SENSITIVE on: March 25, 2015, 08:32:43 AM

You need to go on the "Daily Show".
On the Monday show of the "The Daily Show", Jon Stewart highlighted the struggles of some veterans to obtain the health care they needed.
He was talking about “ The Choice Program.”
The rule kept many who lived far from hospitals by roads from using the program. But on Tuesday, seemingly in response to what Stewart called his "damning piece of investigative joke-a-lism," the Department of Veterans Affairs changed the rule and will now use actual driven miles based on Google Maps rather than "as-the-crow-flies" miles.
Jon Stewart pointed out how much money was being saved by this "as-the-crow-flies" miles.
This is what happened on Tuesday:

"The Daily Show" has just made a huge difference in the lives of veterans, helping many gain access to a program they were unfairly kept from using.
The Choice Program, which was put in place to speed access to medical care after it was revealed that some patients had been waiting months for treatment, allows veterans who live far from VA facilities to get out-of-network care closer to home.
The problem? To be eligible, you have to live 40 miles from the nearest VA facility using "as-the-crow-flies" miles.
"Because that is the least-meaningful way to judge how hard it is to get somewhere for non-crows," Stewart said on Monday night's "Daily Show" as he highlighted the struggles of some veterans to obtain the health care they needed.
The rule kept many who lived far from hospitals by roads from using the program. But on Tuesday, seemingly in response to what Stewart called his "damning piece of investigative joke-a-lism," the Department of Veterans Affairs changed the rule and will now use actual driven miles based on Google Maps rather than "as-the-crow-flies" miles.

As he stated on his show, these changes were in the works long before his show aired but were made public after his show aired. Only wish they could act so quickly! Still, love his holding feet to the fire.

The change in language will double the number of veterans eligible for the Choice Program.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/25/jon-stewart-veterans_n_6937380.html
4  General Aid & Attendance Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Eligibility Question on: March 25, 2015, 08:25:30 AM
You need to go on the "Daily Show" I am serious! I saw the Monday" Daily Show". Many times Jon Stewart has talked about :
"why is it so hard for veterans to get the help they need after they fought!"

On the Monday show of the "The Daily Show", Jon Stewart highlighted the struggles of some veterans to obtain the health care they needed. He was talking about the "Choice Program"
The rule kept many who lived far from hospitals by roads from using the program.
]Jon Stewart pointed out how much money was being saved by this "as-the-crow-flies" miles.

This is what happened on Tuesday:
 But on Tuesday, seemingly in response to what Stewart called his "damning piece of investigative joke-a-lism," the Department of Veterans Affairs changed the rule and will now use actual driven miles based on Google Maps rather than "as-the-crow-flies" miles.

"The Daily Show" has just made a huge difference in the lives of veterans, helping many gain access to a program they were unfairly kept from using.
The Choice Program, which was put in place to speed access to medical care after it was revealed that some patients had been waiting months for treatment, allows veterans who live far from VA facilities to get out-of-network care closer to home.
The problem? To be eligible, you have to live 40 miles from the nearest VA facility using "as-the-crow-flies" miles.
"Because that is the least-meaningful way to judge how hard it is to get somewhere for non-crows," Stewart said on Monday night's "Daily Show" as he highlighted the struggles of some veterans to obtain the health care they needed.
The rule kept many who lived far from hospitals by roads from using the program. But on Tuesday, seemingly in response to what Stewart called his "damning piece of investigative joke-a-lism," the Department of Veterans Affairs changed the rule and will now use actual driven miles based on Google Maps rather than "as-the-crow-flies" miles.
As he stated on his show, these changes were in the works long before his show aired but were made public after his show aired. Only wish they could act so quickly! Still, love his holding feet to the fire.
The change in language will double the number of veterans eligible for the Choice Program.
you can  see it here.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/25/jon-stewart-veterans_n_6937380.html

5  General Aid & Attendance Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CALL TO ACTION AND TIME SENSITIVE on: March 24, 2015, 02:19:37 PM
You certainly know how to tell it like it really is.
6  Share Your Story / Share Your Personal Experience / Re: A&A Approved - in 2 Years and 3 Months on: March 10, 2015, 12:59:58 PM
I live in Maine and since Maine is a poor state and has a small population it is easier to get attention from Senators. Maine also has alot of veterans.
 I called Senator Angus King( he likes to go on TV and is  sincere ), Susan Collins and the Governor's office. I also emailed and faxed the info. Tomorrow, I will call some more. One reason why this upsets me so is that alot of people in Washington avoided the draft and did everything they could not to serve when we had the draft. They did not serve their country.  These are the very first ones to beat war drums!
7  Share Your Story / Share Your Personal Experience / Re: A&A Approved - in 2 Years and 3 Months on: March 05, 2015, 06:13:26 PM
Debbie I just read your letter asking us to contact our Senators ans representatives about
 VA’s “AO73” – Proposed Rule – Net Worth, Asset Transfers, and Income Exclusions for Needs-Based Benefits.
I am going to contact my Senator and representative tomorrow. How awful!!
Does the VA want to go back 3 years for veterans who are and have been getting aid and attendance or just veterans applying now? Where will they get the manpower for this?
I understand about the ability to file “informal claims”. If they do away with this it will be a disaster.
I am in shock!
8  General Aid & Attendance Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Change in Income due to Death on: April 22, 2013, 03:50:29 PM

I believe you need to send in a Statement in Support of Claim VA 21-4138, with the changes. That is what I would do, because there are changes.
Hope that helps.
9  General Aid & Attendance Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Thrilled but confused on: April 16, 2013, 04:07:09 PM
we did have a good one  here ,but he  moved up to the Maine office for the state. I still call him if I need something.
10  General Aid & Attendance Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Thrilled but confused on: April 16, 2013, 12:21:56 PM
Did you local VA officer help you with the application?
11  General Aid & Attendance Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Thrilled but confused on: April 16, 2013, 12:12:35 PM
I just checked the VA web site and it said and a vet who was entitled to A&A and who was married , the max he could get is $24684. divided by 12 is $2054
12  General Aid & Attendance Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Thrilled but confused on: April 16, 2013, 10:54:08 AM
It is not uncommon to get the money before the letter in the mail. You should get the letter this week, Check the address the letter it is suppose to go to.
I believe but am not sure, if the letter that comes states your father is incompetent, and if you do not contest it, they will keep sending the money while appointing a Fiduciary. Debbie will have to comment on this or any one else that knows.
13  General Aid & Attendance Discussion / General Discussion / Re: (when)will i lose my va benefits? on: April 01, 2013, 01:04:34 PM
I think it would depend on what your total income in versus your expenses.
14  Share Your Story / Share Your Personal Experience / Re: Good news on Approval Process...I think!!! on: March 28, 2013, 08:12:44 PM
I am very happy for you.
15  Resources / Tips and Resources / Re: Medicare Change on: March 28, 2013, 08:08:39 PM
thank you I think this is very informative. Some people here receiving aid & attendace can get some help with this.
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