veterans administration

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Started 1 month ago

Petition to Virginia State Senate, Mark R. Warner, Veteran Affairs Secretary, National Veterans Outreach Office, Disabled American Veterans, Veteran of Foreign Wars, Service Women Action Network

Respond To Mishandled Veteran C&P / Benefit Claims when VA Systems Fail to Correct Issues.

Many veterans, like myself, fight for Veteran Benefits--Compensation, Housing, Healthcare and other Federally funded programs for veterans. VA fails to offer clear and standardized procedures when seeking assistance to resolve problems with applying or receiving benefits. In my experience, and fellow veterans, VA eludes distributing essential information so veterans may take the necessary steps for rectifying issues/denials for Mission Act care, "Presumptive Illness" claims, "at risk" housing assistance, Appeal Withdrawals on unrated conditions or where/who to file a complaint with. My ex-husband and I are Desert Storm veterans, that fight VA for benefits. We discovered after deployment we were both plagued with multiple medical conditions that have negatively affected our livelihood and quality of life. We've been denied benefits, claims and other resources in the past despite retaining legal counsel and other assistance while providing the required documentation such as DBQs, Private Medical Records, FDCs and other supportive documentation. I was informed, I don't qualify for housing assistance because I'm not severely disabled, although "at risk", denied VocRehab Self-employment track (overqualified), Mission Act requests and the list continues. Utilizing VA's systems of patient advocacy, state Veteran Services and VA Secretary’s Office for unaddressed problems yielded more issues. I had another seizure due to the stress last night because problems only compounded the situation. I'm "at risk", unable to work, drowning in private student loan debt and financially struggling to become a small business owner, so as to not depend on the VA, is anyone listening? I and other veterans struggle to not give up, to keep moving forward because one day someone will give us an opportunity to fix it! Unfortunately, many veterans with these same issues sometimes surrender, give up or even worse try to take their own life. I know because I've been there. On the ground (locally), things are a lot different than what is portrayed for veterans and it's due to a significant disconnect of reality. No person should have to fight for what they worked for, even more so a veteran. Your support of this petition is valued. 

Cori Walden
32 supporters
Started 4 months ago

Petition to FOX News, CNN, CBS, ABC, Albuquerque , Tom Udall, New Mexico Governor, Martin Heinrich, New Mexico State House, New Mexico State Senate, Susana Martinez, Ben Ray Luján, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Xochitl Torres Small

Justice For Veterans and Victims Of Ayudando Guardians in New Mexico

FEDERAL AGENTS AT the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration as well as FBI Agents speak in veiled terms about the secret DEA unit that shares intelligence from the National Security Agency and other organizations with law enforcement for use in criminal investigations. They call it the “Dark Side.” The Special Operations Division receives raw intelligence from the NSA’s surveillance programs, including from the mass surveillance programs revealed in documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. DEA agents and FBI Agents then analyze the surveillance data and disseminate leads to other federal and local police nationwide. But the information comes with a catch. Law enforcement can’t use it to secure search warrants or in any way reveal the intelligence community as the source of their leads. Instead, they must find another way to justify their searches and broader investigations. An egregious example of this law enforcement tactic occurred in 2004 when, through intercepted phone calls and their own subsequent surveillance, the DEA discovered that Ascension Alverez-Tejeda was transporting drugs from Los Angeles to Washington state in his car. To search the vehicle without revealing the phone calls as their original source, DEA agents set up an elaborate ruse. Alverez-Tejeda and his girlfriend were stopped at a traffic light. As the light turned green, the car in front of them started to move and then stopped quickly. Alverez-Tejeda braked in time, but a truck rear-ended him. As Alverez-Tejeda inspected the damage, police arrived and arrested the truck driver for drunken driving. Officers instructed Alverez-Tejeda and his girlfriend to drive their car to a parking lot, leave the keys in the car, and sit in the police cruiser for processing. Just then, a car thief jumped into Alverez-Tejeda’s car and drove off. Police recovered the car, obtained a search warrant, and found cocaine and methamphetamine. Other than Alverez-Tejeda and his girlfriend, every person involved in this piece of theater was a DEA agent or local police officer: the person driving the car in front of Alverez-Tejeda’s, the “drunk” truck driver, even the supposed car thief. While a federal judge ruled that the DEA hoax violated Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure, an appeals court overturned the ruling and described this abuse of Alverez-Tejeda’s constitutional rights as “relatively mild.” Or take the Newly indicted open case into Otto Rousseaux Castellanos, Luis Tobanche ,Tekisha Rousseaux Castellanos or Jason Garcia similar to the above mentioned cases. The convoluted and secretive process of building a case to obscure the use of underlying intelligence, known as “parallel construction,” is meant to protect the intelligence community’s sources and methods, according to internal DEA documents. It also often deprives the accused of a fair shot at defending themselves in court because some of the evidence against them is not made public. In the US criminal justice system, judges typically bar the prosecution from introducing evidence the government obtained through illegal activities, a doctrine known as “fruit of the poisonous tree.” By dodging this rule, the concealment of investigative practices through parallel construction could also remove a crucial incentive for the authorities to obey the law, Covering up how evidence was originally found deliberately hoodwinks defendants and judges, severely weakening constitutional fair trial  “If the government is allowed to violate the US Constitution’s protections and then cover its tracks, this could undermine human rights for people whose liberty is at stake, or anyone else subjected to illegal government surveillance or other unlawful procedures.” Which brings us to case in point for just cause of parallel construction in New Mexico. Sharon Moore and Son Christopher Moore Confidential Sources Of Unreliable Hearsay Information To the Government, therefore not allowing for the victimized Veterans and Disabled Victims of The Ayudando Guardians Embezzlement Case of New Mexico to Receive adequate Justice from our trusted and respected Judicial system. The FBI is allowing Sharon Moore the former owner and co-conspirator Of Ayudando Guardians The former largest Non Profit Guardianship and Conservator in the state of New Mexico to keep the current home she lives in. The home has a current estimated value of over a Half A Million Dollars. The Home located at 6621 Cypress Trail in the prestigious upscale Tanaon Community is the third and the last home she purchased with the embezzled funds of the veterans and disabled victims from her now defunct company. In her signed plea agreement with the government she is allowed to keep that Half A Million Dollar Home. The Government agreed to have Mrs. Moore forfeit the other two homes she currently owns which really serves no purpose to the victims anyway being that both those homes are in foreclosure. Not only is this upsetting to myself as a member of the community and a current activist for justice and a current victim of FBI Harassment but it is very upsetting because to say the least my daughters grandmother was a client at this firm and because of them she has not a penny to her name, so with that being said, We The People ask The FBI these very important questions......... 1. Why did you allow Sharon Moore to keep the last home she purchased.? 2. The Government also made her put this home up to secure her bail they wouldn’t even release her from Custody without putting this home up for collateral. Is this true? 3.Why did you only select to take the two previous homes she owned being they were in foreclosure already? 4.Why Is the government allowing her such a huge break being she allegedly stole $ 4 Million Dollars? 5. Is it true you also released Sharon Moore Off of Pre- Trial Supervision Early? If Yes why? 6. Sharon Moore currently works for a call Center that takes reservations for a hotel so she again has access to the community’s private information with no supervision? Can you explain why? 7.With the Government allowing her to keep The Half A Million Dollar Home she owns wouldn’t it have made more sense to sell it and have given some of the victims their money back? Or could they have lived in it since some of them are homeless and without funds? 8. Is the Government doing anything to assist these victims with getting their lives back together? Or with their daily living needs? Shelter ,food , housing, clothing 9. We also have heard through numerous resources that Sharon paid Her Attorney $80,000 Dollars to retain his services. Is that true? If so where did she acquire these funds? “Mrs Moore’s Attorney is Jason Bowles Former Assistant District Attorney for White Collar Crimes Such as Mrs Moore’s not to Mention he is the current owner of New Mexico’s Number One Cannabis Store with former BCSO Sheriff Darren White” I would also like to shed light on the fact that I was there at the table when Jason informed Sharon that she would have to work with the FBI and give them some information on some people and very good information if she wanted a deal or in Jason’s word if she wanted to stay out of prison. Whatever the case Sharon definitely needs to take responsibility for her actions and quit trying trying to play the victim when clearly their are real victims, in this nonsense crime of hers and the government needs to stop their shenanigans and do what’s right and quit trying to drag other people into it. Justice, in its purest form, relies on truth – but within the snitching community, truth is a rare commodity and can be the first casualty in a system that seems more interested in obtaining convictions than dispensing justice. Prosecutors eager to close a case often reward criminals with sentence reductions for inaccurate, manufactured or questionable “evidence” or testimony against another offender, As for Sharon Moore this is indeed the case. This links are just a smidge of what I have had to experience over the past year and a half so the government can work on giving Sharon a deal.    

Watchin you Watch me
37 supporters
Started 6 months ago

Petition to United States Congress

Give Disabled Vets the same rights as all Disabled Workers

All workers in the United States are protected if they sustain a workplace injury or illness. This includes civilian federal employees. This does not apply to people actively serving in the Armed Forces, because it would be logistically impossible. But it also does not apply to military Veterans. Military Veterans are not generally deployed outside the United States, so there is no excuse to treat them differently than all other American workers (Citizens, Resident Aliens, Non-Documented Aliens). All these other workers are allowed many rights when dealing with workplace injuries and illnesses that result in disabilities: Timely treatment An injured/ill worker or former employee can seek medical treatment when the symptoms are noticed, and if the injury or illness can be linked to employment, the worker or former employee is covered.  A veteran seeking medical care from the Veterans Administration must first prove eligibility. This can often mean proving a service connected disability. This process can take anywhere from 90 days to multiple years. Treating physician is allowed to diagnose injury/illness An injured/ill worker or former employee can seek medical treatment from any licensed provider. Once the provider decides on a diagnosis, it is considered to be fact, and while it can be challenged by the employer or former employer it is assumed to be correct until disproven. A injured/ill veteran can submit any diagnosis they have, to include a diagnosis from a licensed provider employed by VA healthcare on official VA healthcare records, and can be turned down for benefits unless an additional provider engaged by the VA benefits group approves of the diagnosis. Assumption of innocence An injured/ill worker or former employee with a diagnosis from a licensed provider for an injury or illness that could be attributed to their work or the environment of their work is assumed to have been effected by the current of former employer where the injury or illness occurred based on the workers statement. A veteran seeking Veterans Administration benefits for a diagnosed disability, must prove that the injury or illness was caused or made worse by the veterans service. While the military has some records, and will share them with the veteran, there is often no annotation of incidents unless hospital level medical treatment (often not available) was sought immediately. The veteran is assumed to not have a service connected disability until they can prove it to the satisfaction of the VA benefits organization. Protections against settlement delay An employer or former employer of an injured or ill worker is programatically prevented in delaying case completion by a disinterested third party. Additionally, the injured/ill worker or former worker can take civil action to seek penalties for intentional delay. The Veterans Administration controls the entire process of granting/awarding benefits. There is no penalty to the VA for delays in this process. Delays can result in the termination of the request, from lack of resources, petitioner passes away, etc.  Please do not think that this problem is rampant in the entire Veterans Administration, this problem is specific to the Veterans Administration Benefits Administration (VBA) group. The VBA has an entire manual of rules for dealing with disabled veterans, and yet the system is horribly broken. Claims are delayed by years in many cases. This system cannot sustain itself. Disabled veterans are over-represented in these key areas: Homelessness Less than 10% of the adult US population are veterans More than 12% of the Homeless population in the US are veterans. Suicide Veterans are 150% more likely to commit suicide than non-veterans. Providing these veterans with the validation, healthcare, and benefits that they earned could help reduce veteran homelessness and suicide. The VBA is horribly backlogged dealing with applications for disability benefits, and now that they will be required to reassess the men and women who served on ships during the Vietnam war and have illnesses connected with agent orange exposure, it will just get worse. The process could be streamlined by granting the four rights that everyone else has to the veterans.  Please sign this petition, and let others know about it.

8 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives


Did you know that the starting pay for a cadet (a private) in the California Highway Patrol is $5,717.00?Did you know that as of 2017, the starting pay for a private in the United States armed forces is only $1,633.50?Did you also know that the starting pay at McDonalds, Burger King, Jack in the Box is $1,920.00 per month? Our goals. So why the difference in pay?Why are our veterans only receiving the same pay as an employee at McDonalds, Burgers king, or Jack in the Box? Did you know that since establishing the California Highway Patrol in 1929, only 226 officers have died in the line of duty?Did you know that since 2003, at least 268,000 veterans have died in the line of duty?So what career is more hazardous? Our goals. Too, every night a California Patrolmen and an investigator with the Federal Bureau of investigations goes home to their family and sleeps in a nice cozy bed with a roof over their head.Yet often our veterans may not see their families for up to a year or more, and never have a roof over their head. More frightening is the question: why is it that we live in a Country that requires its citizens to raise money to help disabled veterans?Isn't the full and complete care of our veterans the responsibility of the President and the nation that asked our veterans to lay down their lives for the Country? Our goals. If you care and want more for our veterans, please join our in our efforts to reward our veterans by ensuring equal pay, and equal benefits. Too, we are looking for like minds.  If you are interested in being a part of our efforts as a volunteer helping to broadcast information, help with publications, and writings, and various other duties, please email me with your contact information to  Thank you. Please note.  The petition that we will eventually send to the President and those of the Senate and Congress will reflect primarily that which can be reviewed at OUR GOALS.  However, until we have heard from each and every individual who signs this petition what they feel that message should be, our PETITION will be in a constant state of change.  Only after we have reached 100,000 signatures, will we send out a draft for your approval and eventually the final PETITION.  In the meantime, thanks for your help and support.  And if you have ideas, please don't hesitate to write us with them.

HG Antonio Di Giovanni
315 supporters