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Where is the backlog for veteran disability claims the worst?

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(L-R) Jennie Mallozzi holds Steven Capistran, Michael Ganney, U.S. Army Sgt. Jamie Vargas holds daughter Hailey Vargas, soon-to-be wife Bernice Vargas and Tyler Capistran look on at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau inside the Office of the City Clerk as they await the Vargas wedding ceremony on October 26, 2012 in New York City. Mario Tama/Getty Images

The backlog of disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs is a national problem, but it's particularly severe in areas with large numbers of veterans, like Southern California. 

RELATED: Click here to see CIR's interactive map of the disability claim backlog

The Center for Investigative Reporting has compiled data to illustrate the extent of the problem. Aaron Glantz, a reporter with CIR, joins the show with more. 


 

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