Join us Thursday Evening March 23rd 2017 at 7:00 pm CST!
5:00 pm PST … 6:00 pm MST … 7:00 pm CST … 8:00 pm EST
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If you are a veteran who was exposed to the toxicity of burn pits and have been denied care by the VA, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whistleblowers! Is presented in co-ordination with Marcel Reid and the Whistleblowers Annual Summit in Washington D.C.
Hosted by Marti Oakley
Our guest: E. Denise Caldon
Our guest today has waged a 20 year battle with the Veterans Administration as she has had to endure what is known as the “Hamster Wheel” A system devised and implemented to keep claims circulating between regional offices and desks; stalling, denying and hoping the Veteran dies while years, even decades pass by.
Think your state’s senators or representatives will assist you? Not a hamsters chance in a deacon box! Join us as Denise talks about the frustration and outright anger she has experienced while being forced on to the “Hamster Wheel” to make sure her claims are never resolved as elected politicians erected their own obstacles and feigned ignorance of the issues.
Most veteran advocates agree that the key to solving the VA appeals problem is to eliminate the hamster wheel, where claims bounce back and forth between regional offices and the national level Board of Veterans Appeals. This intermediate appellate board acts as a clearinghouse for appeals. It was designed to provide an independent review of the veteran’s case in informal, non-adversarial proceedings. Unfortunately it has served as an illustration of ineptitude as appeals that should take months drag on for years.