29 Aug '12, 2pm

Disabled #veterans: Where you are can affect how long you wait for #VA benefits

Disabled #veterans: Where you are can affect how long you wait for #VA benefits

Dottie Guy, 30, of San Francisco has been waiting since March 2011 for a decision on her claim related for post-traumatic stress disorder and an ankle injury. Michael Short/Center for Investigative Reporting Former Marine Adam Fields, 27, of Modesto, who served two tours in Iraq, said he survived multiple vehicle rollovers and sustained three concussions, which have contributed to short-term memory loss. Center for Investigative Reporting Interactive map: Waiting for Help: Tracking veterans' disability claims If you’re a Northern California veteran who has waited a year for a decision on a war-related disability claim, you might consider a move to South Dakota — where the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs typically responds in less than half the time. Returning home from Afghanistan to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago or Atlanta? Veterans who live in Lincoln, Neb., and Far...

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