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VA Healthcare Allegations Continue
Written on May 13, 2014 at 1:08 pm, by Bill Wickward Jr.
Durham VA Healthcare In a growing list of VA Healthcare offices alleged to have engaged in inappropriate scheduling practices, the Durham, NC VA Hospital has been added to the list. (Click “here” for the story). In the last several weeks following the announcement of the allegations at the Phoenix, AZ VA healthcare facility of the Continue Reading »
VA Healthcare Debacle Continues
Written on May 2, 2014 at 1:57 pm, by Bill Wickward Jr.
VA Healthcare Issue in Phoenix, AZ The Secretary of the VA announced he was putting three officials, including the Director of the Phoenix, AZ VA Healthcare Office, on administrative leave pending the investigation. How will this investigation and these suspensions impact the continuing healthcare of veterans in Arizona? Families have been speaking out about the Continue Reading »
VA Healthcare Problem
Written on April 29, 2014 at 1:30 pm, by Bill Wickward Jr.
VA Healthcare Problem The VA is under fire for the deaths of 40 veterans who died while waiting for VA health care in Arizona. This comes after the VA sent a press release touting the greatness of their healthcare. VA Press Release On April 16, 2014, the VA announced that a 2013 survey conducted by Continue Reading »
School Board Elections
Written on April 22, 2014 at 8:38 pm, by Bill Wickward Jr.
Your Vote Counts! Local school board elections are upon us. Signs are everywhere for the candidates. In the past I did not pay as much attention to the local elections as I should. However, with children in the public schools, I am realizing more and more the importance of the members of the school board. Continue Reading »
VA Claims Reduction in Backlog
Written on April 7, 2014 at 12:58 pm, by Bill Wickward Jr.
Terrible April Fools Joke or Reality? On April 1, the Veteran’s Administration (VA) issued a news release claiming a 44% reduction in the backlog of cases at their peak in March, 2013, while at the same time improving the accuracy of the decisions. This sounds good, but keep in mind that VA defines the backlog as Continue Reading »
SSA Announces New Fraud Prevention Unit
Written on April 3, 2014 at 5:22 pm, by Bill Wickward Jr.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced a new fraud prevention program. This is likely in response to several claims of fraud in this government program. The 106 fraud indictments of the retired police and firefighters in New York for fraud of the Social Security Administration (click Here for the story), the alleged collusion of a Kentucky Continue Reading »
New Expedited Social Security Process for Veterans
Written on March 27, 2014 at 3:45 pm, by Bill Wickward Jr.
Expedited SSA Process for Permanently and Totally Disabled Veterans The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced they would launch a new expedited process for disability claims filed by veterans with a 100% Veteran’s Administration rating for Permanent and Total disability. This is good news for veterans seeking these benefits. If a veteran is receiving service connected disability Continue Reading »
What are school officials teaching children???
Written on March 25, 2014 at 1:55 pm, by Bill Wickward Jr.
This story shows what is wrong with schools today. We should be encouraging children and supporting them when they take steps of courage and support for others. Instead, Caprock Academy in Grand Junction, CO, is telling a student, Kamryn, that she cannot return to school because she is in violation of the school dress code. Continue Reading »
Written on March 18, 2014 at 8:23 pm, by Bill Wickward Jr.
Social Security Ruling 13-1 On January 31, 2013, the Social Security Administration issued SSR 13-1. This Ruling clarifies the three processes the Social Security Administration has for addressing allegations of unfairness, prejudice, partiality, bias, misconduct or discrimination by an Administrative Law Judge. A claimant who alleges an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) was unfair in a hearing can Continue Reading »
Written on January 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm, by Bill Wickward Jr.
Some of my clients suffer from Type II Diabetes. This condition brings about a variety of symptoms and limitations. Some problems associated with diabetes include diabetic retinopathy (eye problems), nerve pain (usually into the hands and/or feet), and lesions. Fatigue is usually associated with this condition as well. People experience varying degrees of these symptoms Continue Reading »
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