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Red tape trauma: 851,000 war veterans await benefits


[Michael "Mickey" Flynn D'heron] is among 851,000 veterans awaiting answers on compensation claims for wounds, illnesses or injuries incurred during their service. Two out of three have been waiting more than 125 days for an answer.

The mountain of claims continued to grow even after the VA launched an overhaul last year designed to automate and fast-track cases and improve the skills of those who handle them. The backlog of cases taking longer than 125 days tripled in size after Obama took office, and the number of cases such as D'heron's dragging on longer than a year mushroomed from 13,000 in 2009 to 245,000 in December 2012.


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Wow cannot wait till this is

Wow cannot wait till this is forwarded to all the peasants of this country.

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It was so disheartening when

It was so disheartening when back in 2010, with the Dems and the Republicans disagreeing over everything, the one thing they could both agree on was cutting defense spending by cutting veteran benefits. Really sad.

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