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Military Veterans / V.A. Disability Claims #1031465

CNN Evening News for Friday, Sep 28, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Phoenix, Arizona: Randi Kaye) The problems for American veterans who have trouble getting disability benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs examined; details given about one vet's physical, mental and financial problems and his difficulties with his claims with the V.A. [Veteran Mike RIOUX†- talks about his situation and feelings.] [V.A. Tommy SOWERS†- says the problems have been decades in the making with the transfer to an electronic system; agrees the backlog of claims is unacceptable.] Veterans' claims statistics cited. [Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Paul RIECKOFF†- talks about the veterans' realities.] Mike's disability claim results that will need to be appealed detailed. [Wife Maggie RIOUX†- cries about her husband being a different man now.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi

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