The person he spoke with said the letter was mistaken, and Wilson was reinstated in May.
Wilson went to his American Legion representative at the VA Hospital and they told him it would be 5-10 days before he would receive his benefits check. He then went to Congressman Mike Turner’s office, who told him his check would be deposited into his account sooner. Wilson said the check arrived when the office said it would, finally putting an end to the bizarre case.
Wilson said he would advise other veterans to make sure they reach out to representatives like the American Legion or their local congressman if something like this should ever happen to them.
“They need to go to them, don't call their selves, that's where the mess up starts," he said. "I called and turned her in and they misunderstood. They're better off to let the American Legion, one of those groups that they work with, to call it up or do it on the computer, that way it doesn't get screwed up."
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