When Mr. Greg Bechtel approached Jeff last month and asked for his help getting emergency veteran assistance, Jeff was quick to assist. Mr. Bechtel, a disabled veteran, survives on a monthly VA disability pension. After moving to Cambodia, Mr. Bechtel noticed that his October pension payment was not properly deposited to his bank account. Worried, Mr. Bechtel reached out to the VA and asked them to resolve the issue. The VA was slow to respond and in the interim Mr. Bechtel’s landlord threatened to evict him and his family. With Jeff’s assistance, Mr. Bechtel was able to postpone the eviction for a week and pursue his pension payment. Going further, Jeff contacted both the Portland and Pittsburg VA offices, hoping to identify the cause of Mr. Bechtel’s strife. With a bit of sleuthing, Jeff discovered that there was a clerical error in the VA’s benefit system and Mr. Bechtel’s bank account number had been mistyped. Jeff alerted the VA and the error was corrected.
Because of Jeff’s dedication to Mr. Bechtel’s case, the Veteran was able to pay his rent. While thanking Jeff, Mr. Bechtel remarked, “I very much appreciate your help. I messaged all of my state reps, and only [you] responded, so [you] can do no wrong as far as I’m concerned and [you’ve] got a lifelong supporter/campaigner when we [Mr. Bechtel and family] come back to America in a few years.”
Jeff is proud to serve Oregon’s veterans. By championing their causes, Jeff is able to ensure Oregon’s service men and women collect the benefits they deserve.
“I very much appreciate your help. I messaged all of my state reps, and only Sen. Merkley responded, so please pass on to the Senator he can do no wrong as far as I’m concerned and he’s got a lifelong supporter/campaigner when we come back to America in a few years.”