VA Denied Cancer-Stricken Vet Benefits and told him to get a Job

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.

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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.

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Maybe he should run for President.

I cannot find the words that adequately describe the height of my "Pissivity" at the stupidity being shown by our government bureaucrats these days!!  

I spend most of my evenings and nights, on the internet, just reading thread-after-thread, and post-after-post, about stories that make me shake my head, grind my teeth, and that raise my blood pressure, about the utterly outrageous actions taken by multitudes of government employees, in a myriad of agencies, on one subject, or another, all indicating a total lack of common sense, or regard for the logical outcome for the citizens that their agency exists to support.  It's enough to make one wonder why we - any longer - have need for any of these agencies.  

I then sit and ponder what actions we can legally take to restore sanity to our federal government.  It is becoming hard to think of any legal actions that seem to have any hope of being effective.  It reminds me of the old saying - "Beware of the man who has nothing to lose - He is dangerous, for he has nothing to lose!"  

This story really angers me....for what the Moore's have had to go through.

But it does have a happy ending.....TV station 4 I-Team Reporters  assisted in getting Moore  full disability awarded and retroactive back to Feb 2013.

That's very good to hear! . . . . . But, should not have taken all this time and all this effort and anguish!  

Good for the TV Station!!

Not fast enough for me

I too had a similar experience with the VA. Retired back in 93' after twenty one years. VA denied my claim citing no medical proof on file. After getting sick fours years ago, I found I had a tumor in my liver. I hired a VA consultant who found that there were records in  my medical file showing it was service connected. VA is still trying to song and dance their way out of this one. It's an out of controlled corrupt unionized organization that needs to be abolished. Any veteran with a service connected disability should be able to walk into any hospital in America and receive treatment. After all, we fight and die just so they can stay open for business.

DAV(Disabled American Veterans) represents me for free. There are numerous Veterans groups that represent us for free and they're good plus they care.

The rage I am feeling about this is no doubt what all of you are feeling. Unacceptable.

A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots!

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but
not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might
live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or
to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might
live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a
check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not
to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that
was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from
owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty
F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but
not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make
you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is
run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a
wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman
in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head
searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but
is run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions
of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his
teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class
in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation
that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more
government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with
Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free
cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses
but is run by idiots.

If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to
provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment
checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was
diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation
that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest
big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a
wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government
forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself
makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the media panders to your openly socialist leader while the IRS targets groups with dissenting views— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government 'cracks down' on legal gun sales to law abiding citizens while secretly supplying illegal guns to Mexican drug cartels— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your local government (Chicago) outlawed gun ownership for 'the safety of its citizens' and now boasts the worst murder rate in the country — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

What a country!

How about we give God a reason to continue blessing America?

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What a disgrace!  He can't work!  The VA is still going forward with kill all the vets.  I am just dumb founded about all that is going on.  BUT take care of these USELESS ILLEGALS!!!!!  I'm so mad, gotta quit.

Richard, I'd say MANY should be fired, but how do you justify all? Are you thinking along the lines when Reagan fired all the union Air Traffic Controllers? Might that be a harsh but fair way to approach correcting the VA system?

Also, speaking of unions, why not decertify the VA unions? Come to think of it, why not ban all unions in the federal government?

Bob

Richard, I think you're right not to back off of your stand. As you say, your position is harsh, but who comes first?

While I'd say fire all top administrators at all VA centers with problems and get rid of all government unions, that might not be enough as you say. So while I'd like to find another way than by a mass firing of administrators, I sadly have to agree with you. Those we put in harm's way MUST come first.

If I had my way I'd not only fire some administrators and clerical personnel, but I'd also charge them with negligent homicide.

What's frustrating is the contempt this socialist regime seems to have for our service people. I don't believe many of these problems are a matter of incompetence. We've a leader who through words and deeds has shown his animus towards our our military might that makes us a super power. He's an anti-colonialist socialist who wants to put America in her "place" for what he see's as the problems it's caused. And he's doing a good job of it.

Thanks,

Bob

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