There are times when I’m so angry with my government that I begin to understand what causes postal workers to snap. Now is one of those times.
Do I really think they purposely do this horrible thing? Here’s what I think. There is a culture inculcated into the hearts and minds of the people in that soulless organization that encourages VA raters and examiners to underplay and deny, if at all possible, every claim they can. Then they send out boilerplate letters to the veterans that most find almost impossible to fully understand so that they need someone like me to explain it to them. Without my help, these guys lose almost every claim they make. A lot of veterans, especially the very old or mentally infirm ones, just give up. And once again, the VA wins.