I gave my POA ("VA Advanced Directive: Durable Power of Attorney For Health Care and Living Will, VA Form 10-0137") to the VA in Prescott, Arizona, shortly after January 30, 2009. I tried for years to get it out of the VA system and recind it. By law the giver of a Power of Attorney and Living Will can rescind it at anytime without having to justify it to anyone. The VA would not release it and made it appear as my fault. I was told different stories. When the VA insists on total control with no accountbility and gets it, it leaves the veteran with no control and no protection.