Pentagon cheats iraq war vets out of medical care and benefits by sherwood ross over the past six years, some 22,500 soldiers have been discharged on grounds of “personality disorder” – a condition that can be alleged to have existed prior to their tour of duty – thus absolving the pentagon of its. Miguel perez jr, an army veteran who served in afghanistan, is now being deported after he was denied us citizenship he lied and cheated and now all of us are paying the price that's a serious felony you don't get special benefits because your served in the military when it comes to crime. Jessica wilde/news21 us air force veteran damon wood was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in both iraq and afghanistan he has been waiting 20 months for a disability rating from the department of veterans affairs. Embedvideo(6082, 482, 304) watch pbs newshour's extended interview with three iraq and afghanistan army veterans who see the claims backlog as a the report, based on the va's own internal numbers, also shows that almost 1 million veterans are currently waiting for their benefit claims to be.
There are benefits for vets you may not know about through programs offered by the department of veterans affairs (va) and also through private airborne hazards and open burn pit registry — iraq war veterans may have been exposed to chemical and environmental hazards that threaten their health. Sacrifice: triple amputee larry bailey ii, pictured, is one of the many new veterans who will receive benefits 'they're being kept alive at unprecedented rates,' said dr david cifu, the va's medical rehabilitation chief more than 95 per cent of troops wounded in iraq and afghanistan have survived. Though thousands of injured troops in need of medical care have recently come home, they're not taking advantage of the department of veterans affairs services , a soon-to-be-published study reports since the iraq and afghanistan wars began, only 51 percent of eligible veterans have sought care.
(to be fair, we've also heard from people who've worked processing va benefits claims, who allege that vets often try to rip off the government for benefits everyone has a all those things happened during my year in iraq, but my ptsd is probably just related to my years working at ups or something. Nowadays veterans of iraq war are not getting appropriate medical benefits this essay example explains how american government can solve this problem.
Iraq war veterans: are they being cheated on medical benefits beyond the scars and the physical damage, the great majority of the war veterans also developed post-traumatic stress disorder meaning that, if they are not physically disabled most probably they are mentally incapable of working or living their lives in the. In 2008, the national veterans legal services program, with the assistance of pro bono attorneys from morgan lewis & bockius, filed a class action lawsuit against the military to help disabled iraq and afghanistan veterans with post- traumatic stress disorder who were denied the benefits to which they were. I spoke about my nine years reporting on veterans' issues and the disturbing cases i uncovered of wounded soldiers who are being denied disability benefits to watch my in it, an iraq veteran suffering from ptsd is left homeless after being cheated out of his benefits due to a diagnosis of personality disorder to watch.
Further, medical understanding of mild traumatic brain injury and later effects on veterans who served in the post-9/11 wars is still being studied and calculating the long-term cost of medical and disability benefits for veterans is dependent on wide range of variables — when soldiers retire, the kinds of. In the past, war veterans have always received appropriate medical benefits after serving however, are veterans of the iraq war receiving the same amount of medical relief or are they, in fact, being cheated out of the medical aid they deserve the truth is disturbing it seems that hundreds, if not thousands of iraq war.
In a recent audit of the va disability compensation system at 16 regional offices, the va office of the inspector general estimates that the rating staff incorrectly processed 23 percent of the 45,000 claims inspected the ig investigated offices throughout the us and focused mainly on the handling of the. Unfortunately, we often forget the darker side of this story -- which is how african- american veterans were denied many of the benefits of the gi bill how well a person's parents were positioned financially tends to reflect the well-being of the family they grew up in and, in turn, how their parents and.
But a cbs news investigation has found widespread mismanagement of claims, resulting in veterans being denied the benefits they earned, and many even dying before they get an answer from the va, reports cbs news correspondent wyatt andrews the problems at the veteran benefits administration. With the war in iraq over and the one in afghanistan winding down, the va is sorting through a backlog of more than 860,000 disability claims from american veterans more than a quarter of those vets -- 228,000 -- have been waiting for a year or more rioux has been trying to get his disability claim fully.