Ken Moore, a Vietnam veteran suffering from cancer who is unable to walk or speak, was denied disability benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and to add insult to injury he was told via a letter to go get a job.
After receiving the jarring letter, Moore’s wife, Judy, told WSMV TV in Nashville, “He read it and was like, ‘This can’t be real. It can’t be happening. This is a nightmare.’”
Ken is suffering from cancer and also has lung problems from being exposed to Agent Orange during his service overseas. Because his illness has left him unable to walk or talk, he filed for 100 percent disability last year.
The couple dutifully obtained a doctor’s certification from the VA hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to certify that the veteran’s health was too precarious for him to find employment, and they supplied all the requested medical documents.
In the official assessment, the Moore’s doctor assured the VA, “I do not think that there is a reasonable likelihood that he will improve to the point that he can return to work.”
Despite all this, the Moores were informed recently via a letter that the disabled veteran’s condition did not preclude him from getting a job and therefore his claim for 100 percent disability was denied.
“What’s he got to do? Does he have to die to prove to them that he can’t work?” a disconsolate Judy Moore said.
HAS ANYONE FROM THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION BEEN FIRED OR GONE TO JAIL...AND IF NOT THEN WHY? THE SAME GOES FOR THE IRS...BUT EVEN WITH THE CRIMES COMMITTED BY THE V.A....THOSE EMPLOYEES WHO WERE INVOLVED IN THESE CRIMES ARE STILL WOTKING FOR THE V.A.............................WHY?
There's a simple solution. If a vet is wrongfully denied coverage and dies due to lack of proper medical care,investigate the person who made the determination. If they're not a certified physician, try them for practicing medicine without a license and for criminal negligence. If found guilty, sentence them to life or to the needle.
Then hold the government liable for monetary damages of at least 5 million depending on surviving dependents.
Veterans should keep good records also because we now know the VA shreds Veterans paperwork.
Smart Idea... and I do just that !! -- email@example.com -- I am also getting shafted right now, too, at the VAMC, in Iron Mtn./ Kingsford, MI., in the U.P. !! And I am pissed off !! And I will NOT go down without a fight ! I will get my 'pound of flesh' one way or another.
Because we the people have not used our first amendment right to demand that people in these scandals be punished to the full extent of the law! People working at the VA that knew about the secret list or were involved in delaying veteran care are no less than col blooded murders!
Because like Teachers, the Union protects them from being fired. That policy, as well as the one which provides "bonuses" to Civil Servants of the Government is the reason we are going broke and the employees of government continue to be inept, arbitrary, self serving, rude and corrupt.
I wish I could put into words the outrage I feel for what they have done to this helpless veteran. I think God is going to find not only words but actions for these soulless people who are a blight on the world and also nothing but oxygen thieves, like a green plant in the desert, absorbing water and not yielding anything worthwhile. There day will come, I promise you, ladies and gentlemen.
Absolutely....., there will be HELL to pay for the ONE'S that fall in that category...!
Put it into words, then put it on Obama's desk!
Before it'd get to our dear leader's desk it go through the shredder. Or perhaps the paper letter would suffer a drive failure.
Not a surprise to me. I went two times after I got discharged and never went back.