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Ohio veterans of recent wars eligible for bonuses

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Veterans of the Persian Gulf War have only until the end of this year to apply for a tax-free bonus from Ohio otaling between $150 and $5,700. Continue reading

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VA backlog of claims slows aid to veterans

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The VA faces a “crushing inventory of claims for disability, pension and educational benefits,” the New York Times reports. “For hundreds of thousands of veterans, the result has been long waits for decisions, mishandled documents, confusing communications and infuriating mistakes in their claims. Continue reading

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White House: Veterans’ benefits would be safe from possible spending cuts

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Veterans’ disability and education benefits, health care and counseling are all exempt from sequestration, according to a Friday report from the White House that spells out the harm that awaits defense and non-defense programs if a way isn’t found to avoid the across-the-board budget cuts. Continue reading

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Veterans Service Commission ups benefit given to Lake County veterans

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The Veterans Service Commission was able to increase in the amounts spent in Lake County for veterans, which it attributes in large part to the hard work and dedication of its employees. The commission noted that the amount paid to … Continue reading

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Oakland facility keeps some former troops waiting nearly a year for benefits

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Bay Area veterans wait nearly a year on average for their disability claims to get processed at the regional center in Oakland, according to a highly critical federal report released Thursday, leading one East Bay congressman to call the facility … Continue reading

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