There is a guy that hangs out at the pub I frequent. He is constantly telling vets about making sure they get documentation for all of their ills. He tells them how he draws 100% disabilty. This has been going on for years. A year or so I asked him what rank he retired at. He replied he didn't retire, he spent just under a year in the Army in Germany but hurt his back jumping off a truck.
Heard many a similar story about white man's welfare.
Everyone leaving the service apparently has tinnitus, gerd, and every other subjective ailment that can't be disproved but warrants a rating + things that every older person gets regardless of whether they are in the military or not. Tired of co-workers with their 80-100% disability ratings pulling down more in disability payments than the median houshold income while bragging about their Tough Mudder or Rugged Maniac course times. Hell, the damn definition of 100% disabled says you are unable to work, so how do they let you get a job working civil service or as a contractor for the federal government?