bumblebeetoona wrote:LSATfromNC wrote:I am not exaggerating, a majority of vets I know get disability. Two others I know get partial for their knee's. All they say is their knees hurt sometimes (which may be true, but who does not have an occasional pain), yet one of them actively plays basketball more aggressively than I ever could.
To the bolded - why does this bother you? You must realize that everyone with a service-related condition can file, not just people in wheelchairs with missing limbs.My other gripe is older people who get disability payments for simply getting old. Let's see, I'm 60 years old (example, I'm not 60 ), my hearing is going, oh I know, let me claim the cause was going to the range every so often that way I get a higher disability percentage. Because we all know its not natural for hearing to get worse as you get older..... This was a real life example I know of.
Nobody gets a check just for getting old.
I understand ANY vet can file, that does not mean they are truely injured. I have no problem with the system taking care of vets who need help. But it is the people who use that help who don't need it that piss me off. They are taking away resources from those who truly need it. I have a problem with it because many of them are young and perfectly healthy, they simply want to get paid, and I have heard people blatantly state this. Have you honestly not heard of vets scamming the system?
You can get a check for getting old. If you can somehow tie it to your service you will get paid. Even when I was active people talked about how much they would get when they got out. Who at an army base has not heard "oh, you'll get 20% guaranteed just for being airborne."
Granted I know many people do need it. One guy I know fell into a vat of NBC chemicals which randomly cause his organs to fail. He appears perfectly healthy at times, yet at others is quit the opposite.