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How the Military Discards Injured Troops and Denies Them Veterans Benefits (Costs of War study cited)

June 30, 2017 The Fiscal Times

Newly released Costs of War paper cited in the Fiscal Times, "Bill was one of three former soldiers cited by the authors of a study released this week by the Costs of War Project at Brown University that examines why the number of “bad paper” discharges – which result in vets being denied VA health care, education and housing support and other benefits -- has grown from 5.5 percent during the Gulf War era to 6.5 percent since America went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon."

"How the Military Discards Injured Troops and Denies Them Veterans Benefits" - The Fiscal Times