Monday, April 26, 2010

Fighting the Government

Has anyone actually won when they have a claim against Uncle Sam? I have been battling Sam for over two years on a claim for disability benefits from the veterans admin. I have found case law that states if a veteran cannot find gainful employment due to a service-connected disability then the veteran is deemed totally disabled. That comes from the United States Supreme Court. I have a 20% rated disability and that same disability keeps me from working at all. According to the highest court in the land I should be rated 100%. Can I get the VA to understand that? You would not believe what hoops they have me jumping through. It is amazing. Uncle Sam is a tough old bastard, I'll say that for sure. I have no doubt I will win my case, I just don't know when. In the mean time, I will keep sending emails to my congressman and calling him on the phone until .....What a coincidence. I just received a phone call from my congressman's office saying they will call and put a congressional interest on my case. Will it work? I will let you know. In the mean time I will keep bugging the shit out of them until they will want to get rid of me.