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What is the White House VA Hotline?

The hotline’s pilot began under direction of the Veterans Experience Office on June 1, 2017, and entered phase two on October 15, 2017.

White House VA Hotline: 1-855-948-2311.

Calls are answered by a live agent 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The hotline is staffed by more than 60 agents who have had extensive training on VA programs and services. Most of these agents are a Veteran, military family member, caregiver or a survivor.

The White House VA Hotline conducts immediate warm hand offs for at-crisis risk Veterans needing the services of the Veterans Crisis Line. Trends identified by the hotline will be used to rapidly respond to systemic inefficiencies and empower VA employees to resolve Veteran concerns quickly.



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Who will be the next nominee to have their heads chopped off by the parties? He was good enough to be the White House physician, but not good enough to run the Department of Veterans Administration. This job requires someone who is willing to listen to all sides of the veterans/ spectrum, not just the major VSOs. Maybe, it's time to revamp the major veterans' organizations and make them accountable to not only the members, but veterans alike.

In the opinions of hundreds of veterans these VSOs are no longer advocating for veterans, but have become a lobbying force for special interest groups that do not want new changes within the VA system that would benefits the increasing aging population. They have done very little in improving the claims processing and failing to support changes that would make the VA accountable and transparent.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is a swamp that harvests millions of dollars that go directly into their pockets. A good example is the millions spent on computer software that would access all the VA ROs and support system, to date millions are still being spent on a road to nowhere.

The new secretary must first start with getting rid of the waste and abuse by the entire VA and stop paying every Tom, Dick and Harry who is on the payroll that only holds a title. Someone that is not afraid to stand up for veterans.

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My friend, Simes D. Simes, Director of Operation Firing For Effect

VA Spent $20 Million on Art Amidst Scandal

The Veterans Affairs administration spent $20 million on expensive artwork and sculptures amidst the healthcare scandal, where thousands of veterans died waiting to see doctors.

The taxpayer watchdog group Open the Books teamed up with COX Media Washington, D.C., for an oversight report on spending at the VA, finding numerous frivolous expenditures on artwork, including six-figure dollar sculptures at facilities for the blind.

"In the now-infamous VA scandal of 2012-2015, the nation was appalled to learn that 1,000 veterans died while waiting to see a doctor," wrote Adam Andrzejewski, the founder and CEO of Open the Books, in an editorial for Forbes. "Tragically, many calls to the suicide assistance hotline were answered by voicemail. The health claim appeals process was known as 'the hamster wheel' and the appointment books were cooked in seven of every ten clinics."

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Veterans Day November 11, 2019

Warriors are borne with no fear, only seeks to correct the injustices of the world. When a crime of travesty goes unpunished the world is unbalanced, Warriors do not seek revenge, only justice. Veterans Day is about Warriors who looked beyond themselves and never look back with any regrets.

This Veterans Day November 11, 2020 seeks to thank those who put their lives on the line for unselfish reasons and those who appreciated their sacrifices. S. Alvarado, Army Retired.

Outrage

Forgotten Warriors Project, Inc. continues to make headway with the problems associated with the Department of Veterans Affairs benefits system. A plaguing issue has been every time you turn around the VA changes, unfortunately not for the better for all. There are a few that opinionate in favor of VA services, so have they not heard the number of veterans dying at the hands of the VA every day, or that it might be responsible for some of the suicides amongst trouble veterans?

In retrospect all these changes the VA makes are done by contractors like the changes from VISN managed to Community Care Network Regions. Summit Insight seems to be a marketing scheme, in my opinion not so much for the improvement of VA but the negativism it has generated in the past years. My question is how much of the VA budget is being used to improve the image of the VA? Money is not so the problem when it comes to cost, rather the number of veterans who died in these VA medical facilities killing fields. The CCNR has lost the word veterans to whom it serves.

New program contact number for FWP 979 716 4529

Foster v Foster - Michigan Supreme Court


This Supreme Court argument is to determine, if federal laws should trumps state laws when it comes to federal veteran's disability compensation benefits or other service related benefits. Should U.S. Code 38 5301 prevail over state laws that continue to use veterans' disability compensation as property for child or spousal support, contrary to federal laws. This attorney has permitted that this video be disseminated for public review. No doubt there is alot riding on this decision.

Forgotten Warriors Project, Inc., OFFE.org, Inc. and VFW filed an Amicus brief in behalf on the veteran.




Tejanos In Action Veterans
Anastasia Leibas-Thompson - Commander)
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PERMISSIVE VA SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY, CULTURE "It's a
cultural thing," said Patricia Bangert, an employment law attorney, about sexual harassment
in the VA. "There's no accountability or responsibility."

Is this where tax payer money is going for instead of treating veterans? This would explain the VA demand for more and more money in the budget. Let's stop it now!!

Between 1998 and now, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has settled 263 claims involving sexual harassment and paid out a total of $8.7 million to survivors, according to records obtained by the Daily Dot.


SHAME SHAME SHAME

The following newspaper ad with the Washington Times was placed on July 23, 2019 and paid for by non-profit grassroots veterans organizations and supporters. The circulation for the paper is about 85, 000 in the Washington D.C. area. The purpose was to get the attention of someone, but hoping the President on what is happening within the VA system. A promise was made to all veterans but no one is listening, not even President Trump. If anyone wants to know why veterans are committing suicide, consider that maybe no one is listening to them when they ask for help.



Simon Alvarado

Forgotten warriors Project, Inc., Operation Firing For Effect, Inc. and Veterans News Today have finalized a date for our summer veterans' event. This event had been postponed, due to the death of one of the organizer, Tom Pridell. On July, 11, 2018 grassroots veterans organizations will gathers in Washington D.C. to stand up and denounce the abuse and corruption by the Department of veterans Affairs. This event coincides with the 2018 Resolution being signed across the country.

It is time to put up or shut up on supporting our military and veterans. For many "Got your back", "Leave no man behind" are just hollow words that does no justice. Veterans across this country have died at the hands of the VA and no one has been made accountable. We needs veterans, supporters, family members and visitors to show up in Washington D.C. and walk with the heroes that have put their time, money and effort into this event.

Like most Combat Vietnam veterans our age, coupled with injuries gives us an excuse not to walk. but "I would rather walk in pain, than Crawl on on knees in disgrace". One BLOCK is our mission, to walk as long as we can around the Department of Veterans Affairs where disgarce holds up, denying veterans their due.

Let's see how many are really just flag wavers, big talk, no action. Maybe supporters who can not make it to the event can make donations. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

Salt Lake City VA



What a disgrace. Service Seems to Be Getting Worse': Vet's Photos of Dirty Room at VA Clinic Go Viral. Veteran on April 5 to get injections in his ankle and the surrounding area.


During his short of 13 months, Mr. Shulkins had suggested following the recommendations of the CBO who purposed doing away with unemployables for over 300,000 disabled veterans. The plan would eliminate 100% status and revert back to the original rating, e.g. 70%, a reduction of benefits that would cause financial hardship on many of the 300,000 veterans. On top of that he wanted to tax disability compensation on over 4 million veterans in receipt thereof. The federal statute U.S. Code Title 38 § 5301 prohibits such levies. In his mind, he wanted to offset the cost of the remaining 1 billion dollars left in the kitty for the Choice Program. It seems that this might have been his employment demise as he tried to undermine the Choice Program for millions of veterans who otherwise might have waited a long time to get treatment.

Well, President Trump fired Mr. Shulkins after being unable to improve the lives of veterans. One thing that I would recommend is avoiding doctors and attorneys to head the VA. Need someone who can relate to the many problems that plagues the VA. No doubt this swamp needs to be drained, as well.

My Opinion

It's amazing and discouraging that we have Senator Jon Tester from the state of Montana who has done so much for the veterans in his state that his efforts have never trickled down to the rest of the 49 states. If he was so concerned about Dr. Jackson's experience why did not Senator Tester confront the VA in Phoenix for the hundreds of deaths that occurred during his congressional watch? After all, he is the ranking democrat on the Senate side on the Committee on Veterans Affairs. Shulkins was a loser from the beginning, was never qualified either, yet it was under his watch as VHA Under Secretary that all the deaths happened during his watch and chose to do nothing, not only in Arizona but other states as well.

I, for one did not want another doctor in charge of the VA, nor another general or even worst an attorney. Did not people in his district file any claims against the VA for doing a bad job or hear concerns about the deaths in Arizona? This man has no legitimate claims against anyone who may be appointed in the near future, if he has no actual indisputable facts about any allegations against anyone. Maybe he just needs to remain silent until such facts emerge.

VA Fraud and Deception

Forgotten Warriors Project has been researching federal laws on apportionments under U.S. code 38 § 5307, whereas the Department has been colluding not only with state courts, also family attorneys who argue that disability compensation is subject to garnishment. Well, U.S. Code 38 § 5301 prohibits nonassignability and exempt status of veterans disability benefits, so the courts and the VA have concocted a scheme to make false claims that disabled veterans are employees of the VA, thus subject to U.S. Code Title 5 - Government Organization and Employees § Part 581 Processing garnishment orders for child support and/or alimony. To clear the air on whether a veterans or military personnel are employee of the federal government 5 U.S. Code § 2101 - Civil service; armed forces; uniformed services defines as follows: (1) the "civil service" consists of all appointive positions in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the Government of the United States, except positions in the uniformed services.

FWP has indisputable prove by virtue of actual documents that makes such false claims by VA Regional Offices. The VA Office of General Counsel in Washington D.C. is aware of this situation, so they ignored the facts.

The other false argument by the VA, state courts and interested parties is that U.S. Code 42 § 659 give them authority to garnish, if the veteran has waived retainer or retired pay for VA disability compensation. This false narrative gives an impression that all veterans are retired members of the Armed Forces, as such are treated similarly before civil courts. The VA must be held accountable for allowing such narratives and should be brought before congress to account for their failure to follow federal laws.

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