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ID:

27

Date:

2005-03-06

Headline:

Lengthy delays, inconsistent rulings plague veterans affairs

Reporter's name:

Chris Adams, Alison Young & Ted Mellnik

Delay/denial:

Yes

Lawsuit:

Yes

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Knight-Ridder Newspapers

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Knight-Ridder used information obtained from 30 FOIA requests to report on the battle that many injured soldiers wage with the Veteran's Administration to get their disability payments. The records revealed that thousands of soldiers died before their appeals were resolved. The VA denied some of the FOIA requests and never responded to others, and many of the records were released only after Knight-Ridder sued the agency in federal court.

Keywords:

veterans; injured soldiers; disability; VA; delays; Iraq; Congressional Budget Office; Government Accountability Office


Agencies:

GAO
VA

States:

US

Categories:

Iraq
military
veteran


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