‘Bad Paper Discharges’ Lead To Spike In Veteran Health Benefit Refusals
Former military members are being denied benefits at the highest rate since the system was created, according to a new report.
The New York Times:
Report Finds Sharp Increase In Veterans Denied V.A. Benefits
Former members of the military ... are being refused benefits at the highest rate since the system was created at the end of World War II, the report said. More than 125,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have what are known as “bad paper” discharges that preclude them from receiving care, said the report, released Wednesday by the veterans advocacy group Swords to Plowshares. The report for the first time compared 70 years of data from the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. (Philipps, 3/30)