ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

My Experiance Registering With The V.A. (Veterans Affairs)

Updated on February 11, 2014
Source

My Experiance

Okay, well it has been two years since I got out of the Corps and finally decided to go and register with the V. A. hospital thing that everyone was telling me to go and do. Right off the bat I get there and I’m completely overwhelmed with the pin hat type that for the most part live at these places. If you don’t know what I am referring to with the term “pin hat” it is the veterans that wear 1,000 pins in their hat screaming I served. I am not degrading the pin hats in anyway but advertising my time in the military is not my first choice of fashion. Anyways, after pushing through all the pin hats to try and figure out where I needed to go I stopped at the front desk. I literally said “hey” and they stopped me right there and told me registration is down the hall, to the left, second door on the right. I thought that was easy as I went walking down the hall to find the registration office. I got down the hall, took a left and I had instant anxiety considering there was probably close to 5 different lines of people about 6 people long. Once I saw that jumble of people standing there waiting I turned around and went back to my car.

I have a weird anxiety issue, that they are claiming is service related, that makes me lose my mind a little in situations where there are a lot of people and I do not know exactly where I need to go and what I need to do. When this flares up I need to just turn around and get the hell out of there in order for me to keep calm. It is a frustrating thing to deal with but that’s my freaking life for you.

Getting off track.....

Once again back to the story. Once I came back in I noticed the lines didn’t seem to go away so I just kind of stood in the middle for like 20 minutes or what felt like it before a nice secretary came over and asked me what I was looking for. I told her registration and she pointed to the second door on the right and what do you know, it was the only door without a line. I guess in my instant uncomfortable situation with the lines I didn’t realize that the door I was supposed to go to had no lines attached to it. I walked in there, told the nice lady what I needed, and she did everything for me. She registered me, got me set up with a primary care doctor, got me an appointment with the mental health people to try and tackle that dang anxiety from those stupid lines, and even walked me around and showed me what I needed. I was dreading going to the V.A. because of all the bad things I have heard about it and the fact that as a grunt I did not want to deal with anything around military if I didn’t have to. Once I got to where I needed to be it was an easy and great experience. We went over my benefits and what they can offer me as well as how to go about applying for different things. To be honest I wish I did it sooner. If you are getting out of the service or have been out but have not talked to the V.A. yet my advice to you would be go talk to them folks. You understand what you rate a lot more after you do.

Let Us Know About Your Experiance

I would love it if you guys would add your own experiences with the V.A. in the comments box. It would be interesting to hear your experiences.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)