Cobb veteran gets government letter telling her she’s dead

Cobb County veteran Dorothy Evans

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Cobb County veteran Dorothy Evans

A Cobb County veteran's life has been a mess ever since she got a letter from the government telling her she was dead, according to Channel 2 Action News.

“We are sincerely sorry to learn of the death of Dorothy J. Evans” is how the letter started when Dorothy J. Evans read it.

Since then, the Powder Springs woman said she has gotten dozens of letters she never thought she’d see. One notice came from her credit union telling her they were pulling money out of her account. Another said her pension had been terminated.

She left the U.S. Air Force at the rank of technical sergeant after more than 21 years of service.

Without medical insurance, Evans said she just wants the system fixed so this doesn’t happen to another veteran.

Velda McCoy with the Department of Veterans Affairs gave a statement to Channel 2 apologizing for an inconvenience and saying it has “taken corrective actions to restore the compensation benefits (Evans) earned.”

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Dorothy Evans received the letter May 12 from Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

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