• Petitioned The Veterans Administration & Federal Gov

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The Veterans Administration & Federal Gov

Stop excessive waiting period for Veterans and Spouses

    1. Noreen Lee
    2. Petition by

      Noreen Lee

      Foxboro, MA

My 74 year old mother who has dementia and amputation and is "legally" blind as well as health issues who requires full time care and VNA nursing 3 times a week to deal with the wound care of her amputation lost her husband of 49 years in October of 2011. She was receiving Aid and Attendance through my father who was a Veteran with a Service connected disability. Her Aid and Attendance was canceled told to reapply also applied for my father's disability pension and his burial benefit received 1st letter stating there was a 168 day waiting period called on day 169 told that it has moved to phase 2 of a 4 part phase and that waiting period is 211 days. That folks just for the first 2 phase is over 1 year in waiting to confirm that my mother and father were married and never divorced? I still can't find out exactly what we are waiting for. I know that I could search the internet in 5 minutes for a divorce decree so why are Spouse's of Veterans and even some Veterans put through these excessive waiting periods? Are they just waiting for her to die?

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    1. Veteran's Advocate

      Noreen Lee
      Petition Organizer

      Finally got me an answer on her Aid and attendance it has been suspended until they reach a decision on her receiving his burial and pension benefit once this is done (we are in phase 2) which has a 211 Day waiting period Phase 1 was 168 days. We will be celebrating the 1 year anniversary of my father's death and my mother will still be waiting.! SAD!!!

    2. VA letter received they have my file

      Noreen Lee
      Petition Organizer

      go figure they have had my file since Nov, 2011 Still on waiting list but receiving the letter tells me that someone has inquired about the file.

    3. Reached 25 signatures
    4. letter from Sen. John Kerry they are in receipt of information

      Noreen Lee
      Petition Organizer

      They are going to look into it keep you posted as I hear.

    5. Reached 10 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Kelly Bardwell EAST WENATCHEE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because my mom has tried to get my father his benefits he deserves and has gotten the run around. They still did not get the help needed by the time he passed away due to the paperwork shuffle.

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    • allan starkweather LOGANVILLE, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      For Brenda Benson

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    • Alan Haggard SAN DIEGO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      --Noreen Lee

      c/o

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    • Nancy Pridgen UNIVERSAL CITY, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm signing because my friend's mother is being required to wait an excessively long time to receive her deceased father's disability pension. People on fixed incomes should not have to go through such ordeals, especially spouses of veterans!

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