Thousands of Veterans denied benefits because the VA has declared thousands of veterans dead although they are alive and well. Naturally this has cost thousands of veterans an undocumented amount of money, frustration, and grief as their benefits have been incorrectly revoked!
This issue has been going on for an alarming five years. Michael Rieker is a Vietnam veteran and one of the many veterans that has been entangled in this mess. Rieker reports that he receives $3,000 a month from the VA. Without this amount of money, Rieker has plunged into a financial crisis. This is a situation that none of our veterans should ever have to experience.
Congressman David Jolly has even made the crucial discovery that the VA has made this same clerical mistake more than 4,000 times between 2011 and 2015.
Overall this statistic amounts to a minuscule number of clerical mistakes overall. However those who have been affected by this fatal error are faced with a very real financial crisis.
The VA claims it is currently working to address these many errors.