- Report: #868983
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Department ofVeterans Affairs
Department ofVeterans Affairs5001 n. piedras street El Paso, Texas United States of America
Department ofVeterans Affairs Forgotten, not recognized, promises not kept. El Paso, Texas
*Consumer Comment: You could
*Author of original report: Follow uo to the follow up.
*Consumer Comment: Understand, there are different types of ratings
*Author of original report: Finally
*Consumer Comment: I won't pretend to know much...
*Consumer Comment: You were in the Army right?
*Consumer Comment: What type of discharge did you get
*Consumer Comment: No, it is you who is confused. My advice will get you paid.
*Author of original report: Steve start your own report please.
*Author of original report: Steve go argue with your wife.
*Consumer Comment: I'm easy to find.
*General Comment: Agree with Statements about Department of Veterans Affairs
*Author of original report: I am unable to find you on the web steve.
*Consumer Comment: I never called you a liar.
*Author of original report: So now Im a liar.
*Consumer Comment: I got a medical discharge too. Your story doesn't add up.
*Author of original report: Steve you sound like a broken record.
*Consumer Comment: You might have brought on your own problems, but also some advice here
*Author of original report: forgot to mention this.
Before the Persian Gulf War in 1990, I was in the best shape in my life. I had completed a class 1 flight physical for a Special Forces application, and was on a fast track to meeting my career goals. Within 2 months upon my return stateside, it was evident I was having medical problems. Instead of treating me, my unit took the next three months discrediting me, threatening me to be quiet, and then finally discharging me.
I soon found out civilian doctors would not touch me. I was told by a doctor at the time, they were not allowed to practice that kind of medicine. I visited several VA Medical Centers, only two actually treated me. But they just doped me up and sent me out the door. I still suffer greatly everyday, and have become unable to perform any type of work to support myself.
I have filed for a service connected disability, and compensation. This is my fifth or sixth attempt. Normally a 7 months process it has been over 2 years. I was just notified that my service records can not be found. So again I will be denied any help.
I lost my career, my wife and children, and more also my health. I cant grin and bear it. I cant lie about it anymore to get a job. I cant even care for myself very well.
I volunteered and I don't want sympathy. I would just like to be healthy again. One of the many promises made to me back in 1983 was free medical care for life. That now no longer exist. Nor have the undiagnosed medical conditions I returned home with have been recognized.
They take care of 10,000 soldiers, and say, "Look what a good job we have done". But there are over 90 million of us. Without my original service records, I can not get help from SSI or any other agency. As of to date, no lawyer will help.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/15/2012 02:34 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Department-ofVeterans-Affairs/El-Paso-Texas-79930/Department-ofVeterans-Affairs-Forgotten-not-recognized-promises-not-kept-El-Paso-Texa-868983. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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