VA wrongly tells veterans they're dead, cuts off benefits

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VA wrongly tells veterans they're dead, cuts off benefits

Post #1 by optimusprime » November 5th, 2015, 9:29 pm

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Mike Rieker, a 69-year-old Navy veteran who served in Vietnam, relies on his Veterans Affairs benefits to get him through the month.

That's why the Pinellas County, Florida, resident was alarmed when his VA check didn't show up in his bank account Monday. He called the Department of Veterans Affairs office to find out why, and their response was stunning: The benefits had been suspended because he was dead.

"Well, I'm not," Rieker retorted. "I woke up this morning and I'm feeling rather chipper, in fact."

As it turns out, Rieker is one of six Tampa Bay area residents who were getting veterans benefits, but then were declared dead — despite being very much alive.
http://www.armytimes.com/story/veterans/2015/11/05/va-wrongly-tells-veterans-theyre-dead-cuts-off-benefits/75226374/
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Re: VA wrongly tells veterans they're dead, cuts off benefits

Post #2 by 7rob7 » November 6th, 2015, 8:00 am

It's all Obama's fault in 3… 2… 1...
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Re: VA wrongly tells veterans they're dead, cuts off benefits

Post #3 by mariaporter » November 6th, 2015, 8:17 am

Wow, this sounds great. Let's put the government in charge of EVERYONE's healthcare!
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Re: VA wrongly tells veterans they're dead, cuts off benefits

Post #4 by pjhimself » November 6th, 2015, 3:55 pm

7rob7 wrote:It's all Obama's fault in 3… 2… 1...


Please note all that he has done in his position as Commander in Chief to resolve these issues.

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Re: VA wrongly tells veterans they're dead, cuts off benefits

Post #5 by 7rob7 » November 6th, 2015, 5:08 pm

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Can I call 'em or what?

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Re: VA wrongly tells veterans they're dead, cuts off benefits

Post #6 by Porque » November 6th, 2015, 9:50 pm

You're good. There's no denying it.


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