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AMVETS PA Blog

WASHINGTON — The Senate unanimously passed legislation Tuesday evening to reform the process veterans use to appeal claims for benefits – a system that now leaves veterans waiting years to receive earned disability compensation and health care.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Almost 40,000 veterans are homeless in the United States, and Pennsylvania ranks 8th in the nation, according to 2016 statistics from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

What’s behind these numbers, and what can you do about it?

“We were scared, and all this popping is going on. Everybody thought they were going to die because when you got limbs falling on top of you, you’re hearing machine shooting over top of you, and you’re hearing that loud crack,” U.S. Army Staff Sgt. E6 (Ret.) Paul Reil said.

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