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US Veterans lost benefits after VA declared them deceased

The Department of Veterans Affairs mistakenly declared more than 4,000 veterans dead and stopped their benefits between 2011 and 2015, seeking to crack down on fraud. The benefits were restored only after an intervention by a Congressman.

Representative David Jolly (R-Florida) first raised the issue with the VA in November 2015, after one of his constituents was declared dead and lost access to his benefits not once, but twice in the span of a few months.  Read more.


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