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joan bigwood
Name joan bigwood
Joined 587 days ago
Hobbies dancig, working out, as soon as i recover from surgery, just don't know anymore....
About Me widow 25 years of a disabled veteren, i have been submitting evidence for over 25 years. v.a. just established that edward was diagnosed of unsound mind while still serving active duty, Senator Kerry became involved after me recieving a condolence letter and the applications to bury my husband (Ed). after the v.a. waspushed into looking into the records htey established entitlement of disability, based on unsound mind since 1978 . I finally got my hearing dec. 4th 2012.,but to this day have not recieved any payment. they tried to say I had an over payment of 21.000plus when recieving socialsecurity disability survivors benifits. i put in a dispute, an appeal and hardship letter in a timely matter, may 2012, and Aug. 29th 2012. they took my V.A income, and at this time I cannot get my 5 grandchildren a gift, or my 3 children, but they are older so understand. my daughter and grandson have been living from one place to another because when you are homeless they do not give you your full benifits, I cannott begin to tell you the tragerdies myself and exspecially children have and contiue to have to this day! it hurts so much to see what has gone on for so long. why can't they just give us at least what they called an overpayment, when it was proven to be there mistake? I am beside myself Ellen, so many times I have almost lost my children because of sever depression. I have to end this letter here, it hurts too much, I just need to stay in bed and pray some how this all goes away , I have lost all hope, and I do Believe In Our Lord, yhis has taken me to another lw=evel of sever depression, I am writing this letter on behalf of trying to help my children, and other veterens and homeless, etc... I am a survivor so lets not think about me . God Bless You Hun, your friend Joannie, I do care About anyone i can Help even if its to keep them from giving up and advocate, no one should ever endur what so many of us have
joan bigwood
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587 days ago

Hi Ellen, not sure if you recieved my email, I sent last week around the 7th. Ellen I have been a widow of a diabled veteren June 8th 1987 . my husband shot himself at home 2 days before my birthday, while I was in the hospital trying to get help from the daily abuse, physically and mentally. My 3 children Jessica, Eddy, and Melissa lived thru this , they seen things no child , or even a parent would want to see this happen to. Ellen , I don't ask for anything from anyone and it breaks my heart that I can't give at least my 5 grandchildren a gift. after 25 years of putting claims into the V.A. to prove serevice connected, I just got my Hearing in the Boston Veterens Office. In about 3 years ago I recieved a condolence letter and the applications to bury my husband, who had been gone foer 23 years, at this time and to make matters worse it came on my wedding annaversary that day. I contacted Senator Kerry in dispair ,I knew the veterens Affairs never looked into my claim because they continued to denie because He shot Himself. Well thaks to continueing to pursue His claim and the Senator and Jim Mcgoveren, the service connected esstabishment was granted in 2010, to this day I have not recieved what they owe my family. Ellen, my husband was diagnosed of unsound mind while still serving our Country in 1978. which to me says I also should have been entitled to his life insurance from 3 branches of the military.I don't know what I am asking ,but for this to be reconized and given what has been rightfully ours. I want and have said from the beginning of my claims ,which I put in several times, that I wanted to help other Veterens advocate for them and let them know never to give up when you know what is right. I produced All do***intation from June 1987 when my husband died, they now see it,again thanks to pushing and Don Horton who was my D.A.V. represenative at the hearing, He also made the statement that I was never given a D.A.V. Rep. and could not understand if I had all the medical records , what happened ,why didn't the Veterens doing my claim all these times say there was nothing in His records. Wow ,would I like to Personaly talk to you and if not send a file that I submitted that shows everything ,all the mistakes ,such as wrong names on medical records, wrong social security numbers on records wrong place of where He is Buried, the list goes on unfourtioatly. Please let me know that you had a chance to read this, I know I am not alone, and would like to help and get this out there. to this day Dec 19th 2012, I am making payments to low income disability housing ,Shrewsbury Housing, also where Senator Moores office is besides boston , and Doreen Goodrich that is in this office for the Senator has also been very supportive .My oldest daughter because of her disability's and p.t.s.d. has been bouncing from friends and states because not having Her own home the social security gives Her 435.00 a month for her and her son, who has had to live out of boxes and suitcases because s.s. will not give what she has been entitled to ,because she is homeless. and once again this is something I wuld like to see change for all the homeless people out there. Ellen, should I dare to ask? Is there any thing I can ask from you to give my grandchildren at least a present for christmas, my children understand ,but htese little ones they wait for nana with open eyes for a gift. I am crying and can't sto, I don't want to get out of bed, this is not the Joannie I know! I always tried to give my last cent to those in ned when I was able to work, I have had 3 surgerys in 2 years and I have to see the back surgion Dec. 26th ,this month. I can give back with a promisary note, I just know I will not be seeing any relief for sometime, it has been almost 3 years with Senator Kerry, and He has put His letters in. If you could help my family in any way I would be so gratefull. again, I even sent the files to President Obama, and recieved the green confirmation back ,stamped The White House. and with all the tragedys I understand there is no time for my situation. Thank You Ellen for You Precious Time and May You Have a Wonderfull Holiday and A Fantastic New Year! My Name, Joan bigwood, 11 Elizabeth street #5 Shrewsbury Ma. 01545. Phone # 508-615-9121.

joan bigwood
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587 days ago

is there a chance i could recieve a email ,letter or phone call. joan bigwood 501-615-9121, 11 elizabeth stret #5 shrewsbury ma. 01545