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Thursday, July 14, 2016

VA Disability Claim

My dear Actives and Vets,

I wrote VA Disability Claim out of anger and frustration at the VA . . . and love and admiration for all US military personnel and veterans. I’ve known the US military all my life, having been born into an Air Force family, then later served as a US Army Airborne Ranger in my mid-30s. And after I received my honorable discharge, I got to know the VA system inside and out, studying it with the mind and wisdom of a seasoned vet and curious observer.

It’s a shame we must tolerate such mediocrity in an institution that advertises itself as benevolent to veterans and their families. The VA has a long history of being consistently bad at patient care, so much so that more than half of all veterans opt out of the VA healthcare system altogether. What does this tell you? Shouldn’t those vets take advantage of all this free healthcare, including pharmacy prescriptions, eye and dental exams, yearly check-ups? Evidently not. Most vets I’ve spoken with say the VA isn’t broken, it is a wasteland and, hence, not worth even thinking about. So they seek outside medical care.

But what about the rest of us who cannot afford to go elsewhere? 

We vets must learn this system and how to play the VA’s rigged game, and take advantage of necessary programs available to us. Veterans are obligated to do what it takes not only to learn about the benefits and healthcare system that is supposed to provide for us and our families, but make the system work for all of us. 

VA Disability Claim details the necessary steps to prepare all the paperwork for a claim, file various types of VA disability claims, what pitfalls to avoid and how, and also how to commence and maintain an appeal. It was structured as a military field manual, something we’re all familiar with, and written in accessible and easy-to-understand language. 

My hope is that every active-duty service member and veteran will read this book and learn how to protect her/him at each point in the claims and appeals process. 

After all, we trained and fought as a team. Let us now continue as one. . . . 

Cheers, Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

William Dean A. Garner 
Senior Editor
Adagio Press & 69-Minute Books 
Skype: dinogarner36
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