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The VA is confused

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

About 6 weeks ago I applied for a COMPETENCY REVIEW. When I divorced 12 years ago I was assigned a Fiduciary or Rep-Payee. The main reason, bluntly, was my ex-wife spent...spent...spent the money and maxed all my credit. I declared bankruptcy. Over the past 12 years working with my Fiduciary, we have paid all my bills on time and have established decent credit.

With my VA Doctor's approval and my Fiduciary, I applied for a Competency Review, for The VA to determine if I am capable to handle my VA Pension funds. Somehow, someone at the VA thinks I am applying for COMPENSATION!

This may be why I had been getting migraines. I was worried about this and frustrated that the VA is confused. I just decided not to be concerned, because I know I will continue to receive my benefits, it just takes time finding someone in the VA who knows how to do their job. One thing I have learned is how to be a patient, patient with the VA, surprisingly and eventually it all works out in the end!

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    I pray someone eventually understands your dilemma and turns things around. My dad was a diabetic and got his insulin/supplies via the VA and I remember his frustrations. Eventually things seem to work out. Wishing you well m'dear friend.
    1626 days ago
    I am sorry this is happening for you. the VA seems to be getting worse rather than better and causing so many like you undo stress

    I know of their horror stories as a good friend is the chief seciurity officer at one of their hospitals. Plus also seeing what lots of our military friends are going through needlessly
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    1627 days ago
    SOrry to hear about the stressful situation. Dealing with gov't agencies is a miserable experience.
    1627 days ago
    Yes, be patient. I'm sorry that you have to deal with this beauracracy.
    1627 days ago
    I hope you get to be in charge of your own money soon! I also hope you don't have anymore migraines.
    1627 days ago
    Sorry for your struggles with the VA. I have had struggles with other gov agencies. Patience is key! Hopefully it will get resolved.

    1627 days ago
  • FLYER99
    Government bureaucracy and idiocy. I'm not saying all government workers don't know how to do their jobs, but there are so many departments that one hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing. It's the same everywhere. The government should be streamlined. You'll eventually get it all straightened out. Try and have a happy Thursday, Steven! I reached my 150K points today and got a new trophy! YAY!
    1627 days ago
  • JESS0107
    Good grief!! I hope things get straightened out soon so you won't have any more migraines!!
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    This is no surprise in light of the VA's recent issues - I hope things work out for your benefit ASAP!
    1627 days ago
  • MBPP50
    The whole government is confused! Sorry you are having such difficulty- try to practice your patience and not worry yourself into another migraine. It will work out. emoticon
    1627 days ago
    I hope things get straightened out for you soon. And I admire your patience.
    1628 days ago
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