It is estimated that the VA has over 1,150,000 veterans waiting to have applications processed and care actually initiated. Thousands of our injured soldiers have received letters from the VA stating "your records have been lost," or "we never received your claim." The VA has; (a) shredding unopened claims, (b) hid unopened claims in storage, and (c) altered medical records to fit their pattern of denials, with little or no punitive action, ever been taken.
771,874 (54%) of our new veterans returning from Gulf War II have symptoms of Gulf War Illness and have applied to the VA for help. Over 404,060 (52%) returning GW vets have possible mental disorders, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). 41% of Gulf War II veterans are 17-31 yrs old. Our youth having their futures crushed because of VA indifference, neglect and disregard.
100 young men in their 20s, diagnosed with PTSD and TBI, died suddenly... VA medical cocktails. Only Congress, the Senate and the House, can fix the VA problem at the direction of the responsible USA voting citizens. In 2008 the VA reported less than 800 suicides per year, actually 12,000 suicides per year were experienced among the veterans that the VA saw.
I called the VST one day when I had no other options afforded me. I should have called sooner! They immediately had me on my way to getting the help I needed.Sgt. Joe Dowe See more veteran testimonials →