The VA sent me a notice disputing my '07 means test compared to my '07 tax returns claiming I made an extra $29,000. which in turn put me over the threshhold of "paid for benefits". The truth of the matter is that the amount they claimed to be an asset was a minus (deficit) -$29,000. as clearly shown on the tax returns I mailed to them. They are charging me co-pays and deductibles retroactive from '08 which is unfair. Please help. Thank You.Shmuel Brodsky (xxx-xx-1981)
State/Country relating to question: New York
mailing the VA copies of my '08 IRS returns, certified mail.
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<p>1- no, but they sent notification to the medical facility where I receive care to initiate bills for applicable medical copays. I will be charged copays for each 30 day or less supply of medications provided by the VA. I do not have any other insurance and I can't afford this in my life. I need the VA health care. </p><p>2- yes, 2/17/11</p><p>3- no</p>
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Thanks but I knew all that. Maybe I wasn't clear in what my request was. During the process of the appeal in which I must write the verification board with my disaggreement with their ruling, I wish to make sure they do not implement their ruling immediately causing me a setback in my medical procedures and medications. As I stated before, I cannot afford all the threats they implied to charge me through no fault of my own. What can I do if they do in fact do that?
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Yes. That is my main concern. Thank You.
That not only will they not stop my benefits but that they do not implement their decision to invoke deductibles and copays until the final board hearing. Don't I have one year from the date of their notice to make my appeal which was 2/17/11?
Also where can I find a free veteran advocate to work with me before the board hearings?
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