|Experiences with the VA
In less than a week, I received a phone call from the local VA facility to inform me that they had made a mistake and that I had been incorrectly classified. I am now in Priority Group 6, which may qualify me for some help with medical care and prescription drugs. I have an appointment in a few days to meet with them and I will be updating this narrative as I gain more information.
The point is for all of you who were assigned to Vietnam to apply for a determination of benefits through the VA web site at: http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/HECHome.htm. Do this whether you need the benefits now or not. If you get the brush off initially, as I did, follow it up until you get a minimum classification of Priority Group 6. My understanding is that all Vietnam vets are entitled to that classification at a minimum.
More to follow......