GIG HARBOR, Wash. (PRWEB) August 05, 2012
Approximately eight percent of Americans have served in the military as of 2012. A significant portion incurred injuries resulting from combat service in Vietnam War. These injuries would give them the right to benefit from various programs of the Veterans Administration (VA). In no uncertain terms, author Asknod fights for himself and his fellow veterans’ right to have the red tape cut, and claims processing pared to the essential in his hard-hitting Veterans Administration Claims.
Asknod’s story is not unique. It has given him more than two decades of heartbreak as he saw his claims for medical benefits lost in the giant maw of red tape, disregarded by the VA. He has seen how his case and the cases of many others like him is a battle against a bureaucracy programmed to make processing hard to see through to the end. The end being the granting of claims and the benefits that are so widely trumpeted as the most comprehensive by the U.S. government.
Asknod therefore has thought it best to give this guide to navigating VA processes for those frustrated or new to its claims processing. It contains all that the author has learned of the system – it is a fight and it is a hardcore one. Most of all, its aim is success for its readers when they do apply for VA benefits. He had served gallantly and with distinction in Laos (1970) but it was only in 2008 that his claims for benefits resulting from injuries caused by Agent Orange and Hepatitis C gotten from a faulty blood transfusion were finally answered. For this veteran, it has been a spiritually draining, utterly frustrating time – a fight that was perhaps more heartbreaking than the one he fought in South East Asia. His book will help in assuring people that perhaps the lobby for a kinder system will attain success for America’s injured war veterans in time.
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About the Author
Asknod is 61 years old and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He served two years on the Indochinese peninsula in Thailand, Laos and the Republic of Vietnam in the Air Force from 1970-1972. He has diseases from Agent Orange as well as Hepatitis C virus from a transfusion there. In addition, he has degenerative disc disease from a fall and an airplane crash. Asknod filed his first claim with VA in 1989 and lost. He finally won in 2008 and is just now cleaning up the mess the VA made from claims never completed in 1994. The author lives in Washington state and uses a pseudonym because his claims are still being appealed to the VA. The Veterans Administration has shown that they can be very vindictive towards those who criticize them. The author has no desire to cross swords with them.
Veterans Administration Claims * by Asknod
Publication Date: July 18, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 161 pages; 978-1-4771-3950-9
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