87-year-old veteran receives $250,000 from US Department of Veterans Affairs

87-year-old Air Force veteran Charles Robertson has won full VA benefits since October 1962

87-year-old Air Force veteran Charles Robertson has won full VA benefits since October 1962

Jacksonville Veterans Disability Services

An 87-year-old Air Force veteran based in Sanford, North Carolina, Charles Robertson, was awarded nearly $250,000 as a result of an October 1962 VA error.

“I hope my story will encourage other veterans to contact VA accredited organizations like JVDS for help with their VA benefits,” veteran Charles Roberston said.

— Veteran Charles Robertson

SANFORD, North Carolina, USA, June 21, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — 87-year-old Sanford-based Air Force veteran Charles Robertson was awarded nearly $250,000 following a mistake by the US Department of Veterans Affairs dating back to October 1962.

When he enlisted in the armed forces in 1955, Charles Robertson wore heavy bifocal cataract correction lenses, but was encouraged to be fitted with contact lenses. Charles then had difficulty with contact lenses and sought medical help from the flight surgeon who prescribed him new contact lenses in an attempt to improve his vision.

To no avail, his new contact lenses did not improve his vision, and on July 5, 1962, he was honorably discharged from the US Air Force. He was also told that he could not re-enlist because the Air Force changed the re-enlistment criteria stating that anyone without a focusing lens in their eye would not be eligible for enlistment or re-enlistment.

“When I was released, I was informed that I was not entitled to any compensation and in short, I was told ‘thank you for seven years of your life, goodbye’. At the time, I was married and had two little boys to support,” said Air Force veteran Charles Robertson. “I am fortunate to have had the support of Jacksonville Veterans Disability Services in obtaining the benefits I am entitled to, and I hope my story will encourage other veterans to contact organizations such as Jacksonville Veterans Disability Services. who can help other veterans navigate the complex VA disability claims system.

The Jacksonville Veterans Disability Services (JVDS) is an organization that represents veterans who request rating increases or whose requests are unfairly denied. JVDS Accredited Claims Agents actively advocate for clients seeking service-related disability compensation.

“I myself have family members who served in the U.S. military and have learned about the VA claims process to help thousands of veterans with their claims since 2009 earning millions of dollars in lifetime benefits for veterans,” said JVDS Founder and CEO Carmella George. “As the proud daughter of a disabled Vietnam Veteran, I understand the profound impacts military service can have on a veteran’s health and enjoy supporting veterans like Mr. Robertson.”

If you would like to learn more about the Jacksonville Disability Services Tour, www.veteransdisabilityclaims.com.

About Jacksonville Veterans Disability Services
Jacksonville Veterans Disability Services (JVDS) represents veterans who request rating increases or whose requests are unfairly denied. JVDS has seasoned customers located all over the world. In fact, a vast majority of JVDS customers are served virtually as they reside in all 50 states and around the world. Our claims agents are accredited by the US Department of Veterans Affairs to prepare, present, and prosecute VA disability claims and appeals.

We are proud to partner with an extensive network of VA-qualified medical providers to provide independent medical advice to our clients. Some of our vendor partners are even former VA C&P examiners. Many times an independent medical opinion is needed to support your claims and appeals that have been wrongfully denied.

Carmella Nicole George
Jacksonville Veterans Disability Services
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