Disabled American Veterans
For as long as there has been a United States, we have always asked the youngest generation to serve us in the Armed Forces. There are valid reasons for this, but the one effect that I find amazing is that it makes a 28 year old man, seem like the ancient mariner. But as Veterans age, and the ravages of time begin their inevitable work, there comes a point where the promises made by the Nation to support them and provide benefits to them become the reminder of that service, so long ago.
And yet, with 345,0000 employees, the Department of Veterans Affairs seems monolithic and impenetrable to many Veterans.
Yesterday, after a year of gathering data and having the knee surgery, Dave went to Oakland to the Disabled American Veterans Service office to start the process of a making VA claim. There he learned some lessons about the process as a whole…