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How can veterans qualify for lifetime disability if they subsequently work 12 hours a day and become millionaires?

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Anyone specific in mind ?

I'm a bit daft, and require more information. Or at least, education. Clearly I'm not as up on things as you. So I ask:
Is this so very common an occurrence, everyone but me knows of this fraudulent scheme? if so, why no more outrage, naming of names, public demand for bloody restitution?

My military "family" is vast, and yet none of them seem to collect disability, work 12 hrs/day, and are millionaires. I'd be beating down their doors demanding they adopt me, marry me, something!

As a veteran, I would like to go on record: I am not a millionaire. Nor do I qualify for any disability, even though I'm a veteran, and have ailments that would be considered disabling. That does not include my stupidity factor.
Although I am a veteran, I am not allowed to check the little veterans' preference box thingys while applying for jobs, because though I've been deployed, I have never been deployed long enough each time, to satisfy the powers-that-be who make that judgment call.




Rich - in heart, but not in the pocketbook!

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Rich. Thanks for answering. This question is three months old. It's one of those dumb ones that Ask won't delete for you. I was misinformed. This person merely gets $127 a month for a medical issue connected to botched surgery while in the Air Force. I thought they were on full disability. I guess I'm a bit sensitive to the whole disability issue because it is used too widely for minor disabilities. Presidents Roosevelt and Kennedy managed to work despite debilitating health conditions. I have been self supporting for decades without any help from the government, although I know my income would qualify me for assistance. My parents raised 8 kids without food stamps. This is why I am ultra sensitive about who is on the dole. I enjoy your answers. Thanks again.
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PS. If you met the lady I meant, you would instantly get down on one knee. A totally gorgeous, semi self-made millionaire, owning 7 properties, as well as a successful business and a custom built home.
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What's her secret?
Perhaps it helps that she is totally gorgeous, hard-working.

And yes, I do understand what you mean, now. There are a lot of folks who are hardly disabled, driving automobiles I certainly cannot afford to own. In homes and eating food, a lot of my disabled buddies don't have, and aren't likely to, any time soon. And forget health care...
Never mind the fact that they ARE disabled, for real, because of war, they didn't ask for.

(I get to ranting and then it's time to get off line. )

Thanks for replying. 'preciate it.

RS
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Her secret was some help from her family and wise real estate deals 10 years ago. However, she does work 7 days a week. Rant all you want. You are more than justified. If I went on my anti-war rant about the profiteering military industrial complex, we could have a contest.
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Because they risked their lives to keep us free. Does that not qualify them for lifetime disability? Our former presidents get an annual income for life, and secret service to go along with it. And they do not risk their life our freedom. Working 12 hours a day does not mean you will become a millionaire.

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This person had a stateside desk job in peacetime, and has a "back" problem. They are most definitely a millionaire now through family money and hard work 7 days a week. Don't you feel the President and the Secret Service risk their lives?
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KathyRobinsonjr
Yes I do. Absolutely. but you know the people that really deserve help dont get ie because they arent as good at lying,cheating and conning as others. what say yea? Kathy
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The secret service, yes. The president, unless a vetran of war, no, unless you mean in a litteral since. The president does not risk his life for us, his life is "at risk" which has nothing to do with taking up arms to defend your right to be on ask.com. His position puts him at risk for being killed for beliefs, or agenda's. Of course that is just my belief.
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Joanie, my husband gets disabillity fr va because of service connected injuries in vietnam and if he had come home and struck it rich somehow he would still get va disabillity because it is owed to him for risking his life for us. and that he did in a big way. but anyway its not like civil disability I hope this helped. kathy P.S I got good news about my leukemia today i GOOD news

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Thanks, Kathy. This person had a peacetime desk job and has a "back" problem. This is no Nam vet. I have total respect for the military. I was in the Army Reserves and my baby brother has been in Afghanistan for two years. So glad your news is good! Please share in a comment if you don't feel it's too personal.
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hi joanie. oh yes a lot of these back probs.are breaking the bank. Gov. bank that is. yeah about a month ago joanie my very first question was 55 and 60 yr old couple diog. with leukemia about the same time and we have been in an awful ammount of stress and fear for a couple mos. scared to death then I found out I can take the treatments wich we didnt think I could earlier. Very hopeful. Great news. you commented on my first question. Kathy
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Each year a "means" survey is required from veterans receiving benefits. The amount each Vet pays is settled by the "fee base" standards. More earnings = more co-payment. So no one gets a free ride. We all have paid, and benefited from the service of less than 2% of the U.S. population.

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