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Report shows many veterans die waiting for benefits claims




R.W. Williams, 63, a Vietnam veteran, has been seeking medical treatment for a host of ailments, including PTSD, at the VA health center in Los Angeles. He is seen here on the campus near a mural honoring soldiers.
R.W. Williams, 63, a Vietnam veteran, has been seeking medical treatment for a host of ailments, including PTSD, at the VA health center in Los Angeles. He is seen here on the campus near a mural honoring soldiers.
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According to a report from the Center for Investigative Reporting, many veterans aren't receiving benefits for their service to this country until after they die.

Aaron Glantz has the story.

Interactive map of wait times for veterans around the country:

This story was produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting. Learn more at cironline.org. Contact the reporter at aglantz@cironline.org.