Header for Ability Mission

100% Disabled Veteran Losing Home Due To Medical Expense Caused Debt

by Deborah Hampton
(Milford, DE, USA)

I came from a middle class family. At age 6 my mother made choices that affected/hurt/and humiliated her children.

My father was in the Navy and my mother hid us from him. That was my life until I turned 18 and I eventually joined the Navy as a hospital corpsman.

I felt at home there especially taking care of the Marines. I was unfortunately in an accident that hurt and fractured my neck and lower back.

Needless to say I was booted out on the medical and could never effectively work again without help.

I moved to Delaware and eventually entered the VA system again. My transition took months and I ended up at Johns Hopkins Hospital with multiple surgeries.

I am looking at more in the future. My husband has insurance but it doesn't cover stuff like occupational therapy, and some meds.

In the meantime I was working to get into the VA Hospital an hour away. (I can't drive that far.)

I now have most of my meds covered and am still fighting for one.

But due to all the medical and pharmacy bills related to my service-connected disability I am losing the first home I have ever owned.

I have both medical bills and regular bills to pay because money went to medicine and am losing my home.

My husband works for a company and has a job that is hard on his back. He takes care of me, but it gets me down when I can't take care of him.

All I ask is if someone/anyone knows how we can get help. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I'm a volunteer to agencies that take care of Vets and I feel bad that I can't take care of my own issues.

Comments for 100% Disabled Veteran Losing Home Due To Medical Expense Caused Debt

Average Rating starstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 24, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
va debt
by: Anonymous

I did not get my 100% immediately. In fact it took me 25 years fighting to get it. I'm sorry that my situation sounds strange. Just because I am 100 % doesn't mean I get everything paid for. I fight every day to get my benefits. And I am not the only one.

Feb 12, 2011
Rating
star
Something does not sound right here
by: Anonymous

If you are service connected and receiving care at the VA you have NO Medical Costs at all for any service connected disability. If you are 50% or more you do not pay any co-pay at all. Something sounds wrong with your story in the sense that either you're not really service connected or there's more to your story that you haven't revealed.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to US Delaware.