Veterans nationwide are reporting their disability pay was re-routed through an e-Benefits hack directing payments to unknown bank accounts linked to pre-paid debit cards. Meanwhile, various news outlets are reporting an unusual spike in pre-paid credit cards funding political campaigns with potentially anonymous donors. Is there a connection? Are veterans being exploited … [Read more...] about Is Veterans’ Benefits Theft Scheme Somehow Linked To Pre-Paid Credit Card Campaign Fundraising Scheme?
The Department of Veterans Affairs got caught with its pants down after reducing one MST Marine veteran’s 100% PTSD rating to 0% after botched reexamination scheduling. When questioned by Kare 11 investigation journalist AJ Lagoe, VA made a response of the special type of manure that “helps make my flowers grow,” according to one attorney. Head of VA Media Susan Carter … [Read more...] about VA Reverses 100% To 0% PTSD Reduction, Then Lies About It To Press
Giving new meaning to the unofficial VA motto “Delay, Deny, Until They Die,” one Korea War veteran won his claim 5 years after he died. His widow won over $720,000 in backpay. His widow won over $720,000 in back pay, but is that enough, or should VA pay a penalty when screwing over elderly veterans like this? Should there exist a punitive damages payout when the agency … [Read more...] about Is $720,000 Payout To Korea War Veteran Widow Enough After 50 Years?
New estimates show VA officials knowingly released personally identifiable information (PII) including Social Security numbers of millions of people since 2016. The whole privacy violation started with VA’s Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) looking out for its own interests rather than following the letter and spirit of the Privacy Act. To process more Privacy … [Read more...] about VA Knowingly Violated Privacy Rights Of Millions Since 2016
An IG report confirmed allegations into privacy rule violations that led to over 25,000 “remote access users” having improper access to an undisclosed number of veterans’ sensitive personal information in 2016 that went unreported by IG until 2019. The IG report concluded VA engaged in a massive privacy rule violation. But, IG conveniently relied on the agency’s own internal … [Read more...] about IG: Massive Violation Of VA Privacy Rules Affected Undisclosed Number Of Veterans