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'Blue water' veterans' claims delayed until 2020

from Military Times

Thousands of veterans already waiting for years for their disability benefits will have to wait a few months longer after Veterans Affairs officials announced they won't start processing "blue water" Vietnam veterans claims until next year. In an announcement, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said the delay is designed to "ensure that we have the proper resources in place to meet the needs of our Blue Water Veteran community and minimize the impact on all veterans filing for disability compensation." But some advocates call the move another disappointing delay for aging, infirm veterans who have already waited decades for the benefits they believe they deserve. more


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