Outrageous Whistleblower: 34K Combat Vets Still Waiting for VA Benefits
A whistleblower has accused the Department of Veterans Affairs of intentionally preventing thousands of combat veterans from receiving their health care benefits.
Scott Davis, a program specialist at the VA enrollment center in Atlanta, said on "On The Record" that 34,000 men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are losing their guaranteed five-year eligibility for VA service due to "systematic obstacles."
He explained that combat veterans are not required to verify their income when applying for VA benefits. But the enrollment applications of 34,000 such veterans were delayed when the VA system designated them as pending, because they lacked income information.
Davis said that when he notified VA officials of the issue, it was ignored.
He added that 16,000 of the 34,000 vets have already already lost their five-year eligibility, which he says was intentionally done by the VA.
"What are they doing to address the issues at the VA?" Davis asked. "Why are 34,000 brave men and women who fought for this country being denied access to their benefits?"
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