The Wait We Carry Veteran Survey

What are your experiences with VA health care and navigating the disability claims backlog? 

Please share your story. Your answers will be included in IAVA's The Wait We Carry data visualization tool at www.thewaitwecarry.org

Section 1: User





Section 2: Your Disability Claim Experience

Please recall the most memorable time that you had to file for disability status, and answer the following questions in reference to that one experience.









When responding to questions 6 and 7, please consider the following scale: 

• Not at all stressful (1-2)

• Slightly stressful         (3-5)

• Moderately stressful (6-8)

• Extremely stressful (9-10)



Section 2: Your Family Member's Disability Claim Experience

Please recall the most memorable time that your family member had to file for disability status, and answer the following questions in reference to that one experience.









When responding to questions 6 and 7, please consider the following scale: 

• Not at all stressful (1-2)

• Slightly stressful         (3-5)

• Moderately stressful (6-8)

• Extremely stressful (9-10)



Section 3: The VA Patient Care System


• Totally unacceptable (1-2)

• Minimally acceptable (3-5)

• Acceptable         (6-8)

• Outstanding         (9-10)






When responding to questions 3d and 3e, please consider the following scale:

• Not at all stressful (1-2)

• Slightly stressful         (3-5)

• Moderately stressful (6-8)

• Extremely stressful (9-10)





5 digit zip code

Section 3: The VA Patient Care System - Your Family Member's Experience 


• Totally unacceptable (1-2)

• Minimally acceptable (3-5)

• Acceptable         (6-8)

• Outstanding         (9-10)






When responding to questions 3d and 3e, please consider the following scale:

• Not at all stressful (1-2)

• Slightly stressful         (3-5)

• Moderately stressful (6-8)

• Extremely stressful (9-10)





5 digit zip code

Section 4: Background Questions
Please help us tell your story:





6. Tell us about your deployments:

First Deployment Information
Please enter the dates in this format: MM/DD/YYYY.



Second Deployment Information
Please enter the dates in this format: MM/DD/YYYY.



Third Deployment Information
Please enter the dates in this format: MM/DD/YYYY.



Fourth Deployment Information
Please enter the dates in this format: MM/DD/YYYY.



Section 4: Background Questions
Please help us tell your family member's story:





6. Tell us about your family member's deployments:

First Deployment Information
Please enter the dates in this format: MM/DD/YYYY.



Second Deployment Information
Please enter the dates in this format: MM/DD/YYYY.



Third Deployment Information
Please enter the dates in this format: MM/DD/YYYY.



Fourth Deployment Information
Please enter the dates in this format: MM/DD/YYYY.



Section 5: Personal Information

1. What is your name?








5 digit zip code

 Section 6: Follow-up

We are encouraging journalists and concerned citizens to write stories, blog, and share their thoughts about this issue. Please include your email address if you would like to make yourself available for follow-up conversations about your experience.

Thank you

Thank you for helping IAVA raise awareness about what veterans are experiencing in accessing their VA health care. To support our efforts, please join us at www.iava.org/#join

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