Thank God for the efforts President Trump put into this area that did show some promising improvements and results. Amen!
But there is still a long way, a very long way, to go.
Our vets, their spouses and their families are hurting. They are suffering. And when they try to navigate the myriad mazes that consist in our government, they get lost and give up. Or they fall through the cracks and start over again. And again. And again.
But, all hope is not lost. There is a team of volunteers out there that take this very, very seriously. Our guest today has formed a grass roots mission, “National Promises Made But Not Kept by the VA.”
Jane Babcock has been a volunteer for over 12 years, serving the veterans in her state of Wisconsin, but also helping others nationwide! Praise God.
Through her volunteer training and guidance, with one-on-one virtual calls, live and podcast interviews, in person group and virtual classes, Jane has been on the forefront of helping veterans navigate the mazes of bureaucracy, especially inside the VA. Amen!
Her mission is to educate every veteran, their families, and their widow(or)s on the benefits which the VA seems happy to keep secret.This is part three of a great three part interview!
What about funeral benefits? Do VA Counselors also help with those?
I’ve heard that a veteran should “prearrange” funeral plans in a VA cemetery, well before their death or that of a spouse. How is that accomplished if they are not in a terminal state of health?
You are trying to put together a media push to get this information out there before Veterans Day. Can you share what it is you are trying to put together?
Before we close, you mentioned something about “war time pensions.” What is it you would like to share?
What about a vet that has a good income, health insurance, etc., but would like to have their prescriptions filled by the VA and still have that annual physical. Is that something that the vet can do?
Jane, this has really been informative. I know I’ve learned a lot and our listeners have as well.
How can they reach out to a local benefits educator in their area? How can they find someone like you that can help them locally?
If someone had a question or wanted to get in touch with you, maybe to do an interview like this, how can they do that?
Folks, as a veteran and just as an American, I’m shocked to see how bureaucracy has treated and continues to treat our heroes. It is a tragedy. It really is.
But folks like Jane Babcock are there to help.
If you want to get in touch with your local VA benefits educator, look them up. Find a contact number. Email Jane and tell here where you are located and she can probably refer you to someone or maybe email you the info you need to get started. Amen!
This is something YOU need to take control of. Amen!
I urge you, if you are a veteran or a family member of a veteran or are just aware of a situation involving a veteran, please get in touch with Jane or a local representative and get the help that is due to the veterans. Amen!
Jane Babcock on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janebabcock/
Find your Accredited VSO Reps: https://www.va.gov/ogc/apps/accreditation/index.asp