Nearly 45 percent of the veterans who return from Iraq and Afghanistan after suffering injuries seek compensation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Known as the VA, this is a compensation for service-related injuries. But many of these veterans are often denied their rights to VA. The current state of Veterans Affairs is shocking because the methods of dealing with injured and maimed veterans only increase the stress and complications.
It is very disappointing for a veteran to return home with the expectations of care and proper compensation from the government veterans’ policy only to be repeatedly denied. When these veterans are called a liar, given only a percentage of what they rightfully deserve or completely denied their claim stating insufficiency of evidence, it only adds to their miseries.
Several popular veterans feel that the system has failed them and they are constantly fighting for Veterans Affairs. And many non-traditional celebrity Veterans who are liked on Instagram have spread awareness of veterans issues as well. Here are a few inspiring stories:
Popular Veterans Fighting for Veterans Affairs:
Gisborne man Wally Te Ua is one such popular veterans who has been fighting for changing the system. This 70-year-old veteran had completely lost the hope of getting any help for his medical complaints. However, he eventually mustered up courage and decided to get what he is legally entitled to by any possible means. He sought a judicial review of the operational performance of VANZ.
Stankovich is another popular veteran who claimed a breach of statutory duty and negligence. His case is centered on claims for medical assistance. He stated in his report that all he is looking for is money to get his medical operation done and not a bucket full of money for buying something luxurious.
More and more well-known veterans are following the steps of Te Ua and joining him in his legal battle against the department of Veterans Affairs. The efforts made by te Ua have also resulted in the laws being reviewed and some changes being recommended. But there is still a long way to go, and it will take time and a series of legal cases before the issue will be completely solved.
What is Being Done for Veterans?
Knowledgeable and experienced lawyers are coming together to form a committee against these issues. With the help of their in-depth know-how on the subject, they plan on helping veterans earn what they truly deserve. In case VAC refuses to give a claimed compensation to the veteran, he has all the right to fight for it. However, only an adeptly experienced attorney can help you win your case. So, it is important to know of all your options before picking a lawyer you think is brilliant for your job.
More and more veterans who have served the military and are known popularly among the masses are coming ahead to help their colleagues fight for their rights. By flooding the system with similar claims and proving years of failures, veterans can finally use the system to their advantage and get compensation as per Veterans Affairs.