BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – A Butte County veteran says he has not been receiving reimbursements for journey since June. Motion Information Now spoke to the Vietnam veteran about how that is impacting him.
“If you find yourself paying gasoline and spending all that point and never getting your reimbursements for some individuals it’s most likely meals on their plate … Do I not go see the physician or do I not eat?” requested Robin Toney.
He served within the army from 1970 to 1974.
“I spent a 12 months at Vietnam and in consequence, I’ve plenty of vascular issues,” he mentioned. “I only in the near past had a vascular bypass on my leg which is a results of Agent Orange,” Toney added.
Toney says the final fee he obtained was in June. However says he has made loads of journeys to Sacramento and Redding for medical assist since then.
“And I’ve had many visits a few angioplasty surgical procedures on my legs and all of the testing concerned with it. This has been happening nearly seven months now,” mentioned Toney.
Toney says he referred to as all the way down to Mather Air Drive Base and mentioned they knowledgeable him that they’re at present within the course of of adjusting how they reimburse veterans.
“The man who I talked to about six weeks in the past… mentioned, ‘I do not know they did not prepare us on this and I do not know when they will exit.’ I talked to the ladies in Redding who does journey advantages and he or she has been very useful up to now and he or she mentioned her palms have been tied,” defined Toney.
He mentioned he additionally has been in contact with Congressmember Doug LaMalfa’s workplace.
Toney added that the entire assist and care he has obtained earlier than this has been environment friendly, and he says that he’s grateful.
Motion Information Now did attain out to the Veteran Affairs Workplace in Redding and glided by the workplace in Chico, nevertheless it was already closed for the day. The Redding workplace workers didn’t name again. We acknowledge it was late on a Friday afternoon, so we hope to listen to again on Monday.