I see things differently. Smugness/happiness is not part of it. Your posts give the idea that "ALL veterans should be looked at with suspicion because they're probably getting VA money they don't deserve. Except for me." That's a slimeball thing to imply. You made assumptions about someone in the previous post. You don't know him or his medical situation. If he and his doctor lied to the VA to get a claim approved, yes that's messed up. Every group has its turds. But let's not make it out to be more than that. VA disability is a valid program with a process to prevent fraud. I disagree with your cynical view of all vets other than yourself, or that anyone receiving benefits probably doesn't rate it. But your view of things is your call.