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Back on October 3rd, I went to the Maine Veteran's Assistance office and the nice feller there helped me submit a claim for hearing loss.

I've been waiting more-or-less patiently for the claim to filter through the VA bureaucracy.

Today, my wife took a recorded phone call mumbling something about an appointment somewhere sometime in March and they'd send a letter with details. Even after pressing # or whatever to repeat the message, that's all she could understand due to piss poor audio quality and low volume. She did manage to get a call back number.

So, wanting to confirm that it was about my claim, I called the number. And got piss poor audio quality, low volume and, as best as I could make out, about a bajillion options that required (I think) my phone number, my claim number, the date the claim was made, my SSN, my birthdate and my step-mother's second cousin's blood type.

(Okay, I lied about the blood thing)

I suspect that a significant percentage of VA claims are for hearing loss. Here's a hint, ya dumb fucks: GET A DECENT RECORDING BY SOMEONE WHOSE FIRST LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH AND HAVE THEM SPEAK THE FUCK UP!




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Please listen closely as our menu may have changed.


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Today, my wife took a recorded phone call mumbling something about an appointment somewhere sometime in March and they'd send a letter with details. Even after pressing # or whatever to repeat the message, that's all she could understand due to piss poor audio quality and low volume. She did manage to get a call back number.

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The VA is pretty good about sending out letters for exams outside the VA system. Just wait for the letter to arrive.
 
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Please tell me you didn't provide your DOB and SSN to an automated system at an unknown callback number based on a dubious automated voicemail that you didn't understand...

If so, your 15 newly opened credit cards and the contents of your bank account are probably halfway to Nigeria by now.
 
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Please tell me you didn't provide your DOB and SSN to an automated system at an unknown callback number based on a dubious automated voicemail that you didn't understand...

If so, your 15 newly opened credit cards and the contents of your bank account are probably halfway to Nigeria by now.


Not a chance in hell. I didn't even finish listening to the menu choices before I said "Fut dis" and hung up.




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Yeah, just wait for the letter. It'll tell you when and where and there'll be a phone number to call to cancel or change the appointment date if you have a conflict.

Bob
 
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Originally posted by Krazeehorse:
Please listen closely as our menu may have changed.

Everybody's menu has changed, so listen up.



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To rot on hold until your skeletal remains are discovered by anthropologists, press one now!



Now that is funny!!!


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Yeah, just wait for the letter. It'll tell you when and where and there'll be a phone number to call to cancel or change the appointment date if you have a conflict.

Bob


That's what I thought. Thanks for confirming it.




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Posts: 12159 | Location: Downeast Maine | Registered: March 10, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Good one YooperSigs! Sorry about your troubles with VA PHPaul. It is truly shameful the way we treat our Vets. Criminals get better treatment in this country. Sad! Trump has been trying to fix this but it is an uphill battle.
Rod


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Good one YooperSigs! Sorry about your troubles with VA PHPaul. It is truly shameful the way we treat our Vets. Criminals get better treatment in this country. Sad! Trump has been trying to fix this but it is an uphill battle.
Rod


Progress is being made. Glacial, but progress.




Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.
 
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