35,000 Veterans Died Waiting on VA Claim Appeal Since 2009

October 2, 2018, WAAY-31 (Huntsville, Alabama), Greg Privett


WAAY 31’s I-Team investigated frustrations facing veterans here in the Tennessee Valley and across the country.  Right now, nearly half-a-million of our military veterans have been waiting for years to have their disability claim appeals heard….


Like [Veteran Mike] Love, his fellow veterans continue to wait: six years on average.  Other veterans never get an answer. According to the VA’s data, since 2009, more than 35,000 veterans have died with their claims unresolved.


To read the entire story and watch the TV news segment, see: http://www.waaytv.com/content/news/WAAY-31-I-Team-Investigation-VA-Appeal-Delays-494954311.html 

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