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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:03 AM
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Vets With PTSD Could Get Benefits Upgrade
Source: CBS News/AP

Military Opens Review of Thousands of Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans to Find if They Were Improperly Denied Benefits

(AP) The military has agreed to expedite a review the records of thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans discharged with post-traumatic stress disorder to determine whether they were improperly denied benefits.

The agreement stems from a judge's order in a class action lawsuit originally filed by seven combat veterans who alleged the military illegally denied benefits to those discharged because of the disorder during a six-year period that ended Oct. 14, 2008.

Legal notices are currently being mailed to about 4,300 veterans informing them that they can "opt-in" to the lawsuit until July 24 to participate in the expedited review. Attorneys for the veterans estimate that millions could be paid to veterans under the agreement, with some veterans receiving hundreds or more dollars in increased monthly benefits.

The National Veterans Legal Services Program was to discuss the suit at a press conference Monday.


Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/01/25/national/main...
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