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SFC(P) Richard Warren
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I love when I can help fellow veterans by working claims, but I get disheartened when I know they will get denied even when I know they are suffering simply because they downplayed symptoms or didn't use the right verbiage.

Then I read things like this and get angry that people would rape the very system intended to help their brothers and sisters.

Every single veteran who has these issues for real with now suffer through red tape because this one person. It's frustrating. I tell my vets all the time to be honest with the doctors, tell the truth, don't embellish, but claim what is rightfully yours.

We normally can tell when someone is over exaggerating and it ALWAYS comes back to them.

It's not an issue we see a lot, but it happens.
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LCpl Hilton Hoskins
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It's sad when you see something like this. I'm a Service Connected Disabled Veteran and it pisses me off when I see something like this. I think every veteran is entitled some kind of compensation for serving but there is a such thing as not taking advantage of services you don't need. It's Veterans out there right now, needing help and can't get it because of guys like this. I, myself, refused for years after leaving the Marines that something was wrong with me. Then I was finally convinced by a fellow Vet to seek treatment. It was hard for me to admit things were going on with me but I did it and now I'm getting treated and encourage any Vet to do the same. This is just an example of somebody milking the system. I agree our VA is not the best but it's the only one we have and we cannot make things better with it by defrauding it. If there's one thing I always do and tell other Vets, it's that be honest with your Docs about what's going on with you, if they don't know they can't help you. Also, the VA is going to make you fight for your benefits, so make sure you get what is due to you and don't get more than needed. Another thing that actually sucks about this is the fact that this is going to make it harder on other Veterans trying to get their benefits and the help they need, that makes me even agrier to know that the assholes at the VA are gonna take this as a reason to make things even harder for Vets to get what they need and what is due to them. I don't worry about myself too much but I worry more about the Vets coming after me. As we all know they have been through enough. Now, they've got to deal with the VA.
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SFC George Smith
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Thats a good thing...
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