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Vets Face Long Wait for Compensation

Salisbury, NC

WFAE – Scores of veterans are coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan with disabilities that make it difficult or impossible to get a job. But the backlog to get VA disability benefits is thousands of claims deep, so veterans often wait a year to get compensation. Meanwhile, their marriages suffer and they fall behind on their bills. Julie Rose reports VA officials in North Carolina are taking a new approach to reduce that backlog.

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