Shameful ➠ World War II Veteran Waited 67 Years For VA Benefits Because Of Missing Records
America’s heroes all too often find themselves fighting a new battle at home, with many struggling due to missing or incomplete Department of Veterans Affairs records.
World War II veteran Stanley Friedman suffered from with PTSD, but he was blocked from benefits for 67 years when the VA failed to locate documents proving his service. With the help of pro bono lawyers, he was finally able to gain access to benefits.
Friedman enjoyed three-and-a-half years of disability benefits before passing away peacefully in February at the age of 94.
In addition to that terrible mix-up, more than 200,000 disability claims are still backlogged at the VA.
Amber Smith, combat veteran and Concerned Veterans for America advisor, said on “Fox and Friends Weekend” that it’s unbelievable that senior veterans such as Friedman must seek out legal action to get benefits. More