What Constitutes Fraud Concerning Veterans Disability Payments?

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I know one veteran who collects $125 a month for a shoulder injury he recieved while playing hockey. He currently works in the construction industry. I know another who gets approx $1200 a month for a back sprain he suffered about 10yrs ago while working in a military post office stateside, yet he rides quads, plays on a softball league and frequently goes bowling. He is now gamefully employed in the private sector making about $45,000 a year in addition to his $14,000 in disability plus aaaaall the pills he can eat..or give away to his friends! He also takes advantage of "Front row parking" by hanging that blue sticker on his rearview. However my favorite story is the vet I know who will be retiring in less then 1 year yet he already knows he is going to get $2000 a month because his feet hurt. The funny thing is that he is currently serving under noooo work restrictions at a desk job, this is where his entire career has been. The VA Disability program makes me so sick I could puke. NONE of the men I mentioned ever even served 1 day in combat...not that you'd know it by the way they talk! The VA system is by far more overrun with fraud then the private sector system. In fact its worse because the military itself HELPS its people find excuses to get on disability and anybody who speaks negatively about it is seen as unpatriotic! Good luck to anyone trying to look into these matters.. All these guys files are sealed to private sector inquiries and the military has ZERO intrest in admitting to these obvious scandals!
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I presently work with a guy who works full-time, He is getting a retirement tax free from Memphis Police Dept, worked for the State of Tn as a State Security Officer, He is also receiving his National Guard Retirement since he is over age 60, and He put in for the Agent Orange Disability because he has Diabetes and the va gave him 30% until he went back to the VA after talking with a guy who told him the key words Not to tell the VA because they will reject you. He is now getting 90% VA Disability and trying for 100%. His wife works full time at Fedex also making around $60,000 per year and he makes around $50,000 from Fedex.  Now tell me why we tax payers are paying for a man who has around 6 or 7 retirements to include Social Security? Not counting his wife's benefits!
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I currently know a person who has bragged in confidence about scamming 90 % disability for a concussion that happened a couple of years ago, he said the trick to it was to act dumb and as if you have a problem.  There is no way for them to find out if you are lying.  This same guy just turned over his less than honorable discharge for adultery for an honorable.  Just irritates actual veterans who have legitimate problems that idiots like this are scamming the system
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I know someone who is a vet and disabled but was disabled through a car accident totally unrelated to any military service. He receives VA subsidies for a handicap-equipped van and got a VA subsidy for a ramp for his house. He also receives VA subsidies for many specially equipped sports equipment like a bicycle and a canoe. How does someone who did not get injured in the military get these benefits from the VA?
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While in the armed forces you are considered 100% on active duty at all time and if you get injured or get an illness any which way during your enlistment period that causes a disability, you are awarded compensation... Regardless of where it happened.
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From personal experience it is hard and time consuming to get disability. The average uncomplicated claim takes 15 months. The complicated ones take two or more years.

For every one of the fraudulent cases there are probably ten who are turned down, but deserve some assistance.

A few cautions. Many disabilities are not visible to the naked eye. Others allow one to work but at diminished capacity. Service Connected disabilities do not need to come from combat. They can arise from any activity that occurred while in service.

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I have reported to the VA and other law enforcement agency's about someone who is literally milking the VA for disability, she is currently 90% and trying to get to 100%.  She has tried every way humanly possible to achieve the 100%, even  bunions on her feet.  She is currently working p/t as a social worker for the VA health in California, she is an alcoholic and a liar.

Can you tell me where I might go to get  some justice on this scam.

My sister is among many of the veterans (Vietnam era), who is not getting the help she needs.  It seems the VA hands out disability to perfectly capable, able bodies rather than help all the homeless veterans back from combat sleeping outside of the VA in Washington DC.

No investigation is necessary for veterans with alleged "disability" are required to do a follow up with medical or mental health.  These veterans receive benefits.

Why aren't the "disabled" veterans receiving money required to do follow ups-especially when they are working and doing activities they claim they can't.

Let's hope the VA starts taking care of our combat veterans, rather than someone who abuses the system-GREED! 

This person is someone who believes she is above the law, filing a fraudulent bankruptcy and purchasing a new Harley in the midst, driving 2 Mercedes within a year after....

Filing false insurance claims, etc.

I greatly appreciate your assistance.

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Please be careful not to build yourselves up to a frenzied grudge against anyone revealing they are a Disabled Veteran. There's a good chance you'd be wrong.

The vast majority of Veterans have never defrauded the VA system, receiving benefits they deserve under the law for their genuine Service Connected Disabilities.

Please know that very few Veterans actually receive fraudulent benefits. And those who do will likely be discovered eventually. And those who manage to scam the system undetected into their old age still have to wake up and look at their own sorry faces in the mirror every day... Right up until God judges them. 

Don't be hasty to judge, folks.

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He may not have an obvious disability. I have a friend who was discharged with a medical disability because he came down with diabetes while in the Navy.
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What is troubling about this fellow is that he retired from the military and then 20 years later claimed to have some sort of physical problem. He has never been unable to work or play for that matter.
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Maybe what he is collecting is retirement benefits, not disability benefits. Depending on the length of service that can be anywhere from about 35% to 75% of the base pay upon completion of active duty.
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Just how do you know this person has no mental issues? I would be careful judging someone else    surely your life has its own difficulties to deal with

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