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  •  Yup. One more way to cut benefits. (1+ / 0-)
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    DaNang65

    Since they'll be working with the IRS and Social Security now...

    And since we know that social security NEEDS to be adjusted.

    It's a small step to just run the benefits through social security...

    Call me paranoid, but I do not trust ANY "adjustments" to the VA to be in our interest.  Last time they did a benefit for us, they eliminated Flex time for the G.I. Bill and ensured that vets need to find work when their kids are off from school.

    I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

    by detroitmechworks on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 10:44:40 AM PST

    •  I think you're probably misreading this. (4+ / 0-)

      All it means, imho, is that rather than have us annually report our earnings they'll just take them electronically from the IRS and SS. No problem for anyone who's even close to being on the up and up. Absolutely a convenience for me.

      It will allow the amount now budgeted in money and personnel to completing this dreary annual ritual for our healthcare to be devoted to clearing the pile of claims that are pending.

      Guns don't kill people. People kill people. Monkeys kill people too, if they have guns.

      by DaNang65 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 10:53:22 AM PST

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      •  I HOPE I am. (4+ / 0-)

        I have been burned before and as a result am always extremely worried whenever the VA decides to move things around.

        I hope I'm just being paranoid, but I worry about ramifications whenever it comes to this issue.

        I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

        by detroitmechworks on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 10:56:40 AM PST

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        •  I know the feeling, brother. (5+ / 0-)

          I genuinely believe this is just the VA coming into the 21st Century, letting the machines do the routine stuff.

          Guns don't kill people. People kill people. Monkeys kill people too, if they have guns.

          by DaNang65 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 10:58:32 AM PST

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          •  Yep and last year due to the electronic thing (0+ / 0-)

            Jack fell through the crack which had me in such an uproar, the President had to demand Florida to look for his
            adjudication of permanent status years ago.  They found it and reported back to the WH and us.  

            It is as you say DaNang about coming into the 21st century but with eyes wide open.  I recommend all veterans to check periodically with the 1 800 number and request their award letter again. Those awarded years ago.  Had I not filed on another disability I would never have known and been in a worst situation had something happened to him before it was corrected.

            We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

            by Vetwife on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 01:55:35 AM PST

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