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GI Benefits #30583

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 18, 1974
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(Studio) David Eisenhower reports GI benefits delayed 6 weeks because he failed to complete application form properly. Congress committee looks into GI's complaints about benefits for furthering education.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) House Veterans' Affairs Committee finds widespread dissatisfaction with Veterans Administration's means of handling GI payments to vets complaints from colleges. [City University of New York Carl HACKNEY - says 25% of veterans don't receive checks on time. Some vets forced to go on welfare because checks are so late.] Other complaints from colleges across country discussed. [Chairperson Veterans' Affairs Committee Representatives William Jennings Bryan DORM - says VA won't admit problem exists.] [VA administration Don. JOHNSON - admits problems exist, but most checks arrive on schedule.]
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

(Studio) House Veterans Affairs' Committee offers to get more money and manpower for VA, but VA refuses help. Possibly pressure from Off. of Management and Budget keeps VA from accepting aid.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Smith, Howard K.;
Zimmerman, Bill

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