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Veterans’ voices: After combat, a wait at the VA

Filed by KOSU News in Public Insight Network.
September 19, 2012

American troops returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan are joining a growing queue of veterans seeking compensation — payments and other support — for service-related disabilities from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Across the country, local VA offices are struggling under a backlog of more than 800,000 disabilities claims. In the meantime, veterans wait.

These are some of their stories. (Scroll down to hear their voices.)

More on delays at the Department of Veterans Affairs

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Explore an interactive map of delays across the country from the Center for Investigative Reporting

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One Response to “Veterans’ voices: After combat, a wait at the VA”

  1. Vietnam Vet says:

    Wish my claim was resolved that fast.

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