Injured Vet can't get benefits

I have worked at a VA. This is retardedly common. Injuries that you and I would think would be obviously covered by the VA. Not so much. They aren’t covered. The other thing that the VA does is try to figure out how much are you disabled or how much are you hurt. These are 2 stories of Vets who any American from a distance of 1000 miles could see that they should be 100% service connected.

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From CNN.com:

Ty Ziegel peers from beneath his Marine Corps baseball cap, his once boyish face burned beyond recognition by a suicide bomber’s attack in Iraq just three days before Christmas 2004.

He lost part of his skull in the blast and part of his brain was damaged. Half of his left arm was amputated and some of the fingers were blown off his right hand.

Ziegel, a 25-year-old Marine sergeant, knew the dangers of war when he was deployed for his second tour in Iraq. (more…)

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