The Veterans Administration big Announcement Demonstrates Detachment

Received this email from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs around 7:24 PM yesterday 18 March 2015 in which they seemed excited to announce new improvements here let me have them tell you.  “Effective March 24th, 2015, VA is implementing improvements to make it easier for you to apply for benefits.  Online application tools, standardized forms, and a new intent to file process will create faster and more accurate decisions on your claims and appeals.  What does it all mean?  As part of the VA’s full-scale transformation in 2015, these new changes will:
Streamline the benefits process, making it faster and easier
Use standardized forms to file disability claims and compensation appeals
Establish a new intent to file a claim process”

Now to those who are or may not be aware, if the main issue was applying to benefits that you earned, this would be a welcomed change and things would began looking better for the less than 1% who don those uniforms and make up their minds to sacrifice their very existence for those mostly ungrateful souls who quickly forget after the battles are over.  But this proves one thing and one thing only, the VA has not one clue to the true bain of our existence.  The process of application is the low hanging fruit and the one thing that they see as easier to fix than the real problem facing all veterans today.  Look back at the millions of dollars that have already been thrown at this problem of application and you will see a mountain of money that could have gone a very long way to fix the real problem.

The real problem has never truly been applying for the benefits that you earned, the real problem is receiving the benefits that you earned.  Fix that and the homeless, unemployed, suicide, homicide and many of the other issues facing veterans today will simply go away.


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