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How runaway disability compensation is straining Veterans’ Affairs

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Veterans Day. American all-volunteer armyThere is growing concern about federal debt, impending budget impasse and Military recruitment crisis We urge you to pay attention to the causes and consequences of the large increases in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs budget in recent years. From 2000 to 2022, […]

Fetterman Tears Up Reflecting on Being ‘Made Fun of’ over Disability 

Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pennsylvania) cried during a committee hearing Thursday as he recalled how he had been “ridiculed and made fun of” for his speech impediment. Fetterman became emotional during the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Aging, where witnesses with disabilities testified before the committee. Fetterman said disability and accessibility are “very personal issues” for […]

Fetterman chokes up during hearing on disability access

Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pennsylvania) choked up while talking about the challenges faced by people with disabilities. at Thursday’s hearing Member of the Senate Select Committee on Aging. Fetterman held up her phone to show the room a transcription app that helps her track conversations and communicate with staff after a stroke last year left her […]

Thousands of veterans’ disability claims delayed, some for years

(new nation) — Approximately 32,000 veterans have delayed disability claims submitted through the VA website due to technical issues. spokesperson for Department of Veterans Affairs Some of these claims date back to 2018, he told NewsNation. “Specifically, these complaints, once filed, were not automatically processed, delaying the veterans’ response,” Veterans Affairs spokesperson Terrence Hayes told […]

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