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Margaret Chadwick 4300 Jackson Rd.
Saranac, Ml 48881 March 5, 2019
Mr. William A. Roy Roy, Shecter & Vocht, P.C.
707 S. Eton St.Birmingham, Ml 48009

Dear Mr. Roy,

I am very negligent in expressing my gratitude to you for the inclusion of my mother, Emily

Laird, in the class action settlement from the Veterans Home Care of Michigan and Missouri. We were very grateful for the settlement check of $1,244.89, and for your help in probating this check by sending the Petition and Order for Assignment form. We took care of this at the Ionia County Courthouse and were able to cash the check. It was a huge help in finalizing my Mom’s burial arrangements. I can’t tell you how much I appreciated your contacting us.

We are also relieved that this VHC company will not be functioning in Michigan due to your diligent work. VHC caused me much anguish as I was concerned with caring for my Mom in the best possible way. At the time we were getting along fine with her social security and two part time care-givers in addition to myself. Mom and I both thought the VA benefits promised by VHC would greatly help with her care and allow her to stay in her apartment. But the extra headache of scheduling people and following the dictates of VHC cost her more money than if she had not signed up. We moved my Mom in with us for her last 3 h months, retaining 2 ladies to stay with her when needed, but we were still under the cloud of waiting for the VA to approve. We misunderstood the VHC rep, who said “you are approved” after submitting our required paperwork to them, and thought naively that we were actually approved by the VA.

We had to have a middle man company pay our caregivers and they submitted their bill to VHC. Since their rate was less than what we wanted our ladies to have, we also paid extra to bring the amount up. All the while the two companies were potentially making about 140% of the caregivers’ wages; a rip-off of the VA. Mom passed on before the VA acted on her case, after 6 months of waiting and many phone calls to the VA. They then denied her request because of her death, but we were able to get some reimbursement for funeral costs from the VA, through more phone calls and more paperwork, allowing us to settle our account with VHC. The bottom line is that the VHC experience was VERY unsatisfactory and caused much anguish and worry.

Mom was very proud of her service in the Navy during WWII from 1943-1945. She was stationed in Washington D.C. and was one of the “Code Girls.” Her unit received a citation for breaking a Japanese code. She was a great lady and served her country and her community.

So thank you again, Mr. Roy, for the work you did on behalf of several people. We are very appreciative of your efforts and wish you all the best.

Sincerely you rs,

Margaret Chadwick

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