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Blumenthal: Delays at VA Facilities Triple

The number of cases delayed at Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities in Connecticut nearly tripled in the span of a month, according to data released Monday by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. The new data, offered by Blumenthal at a press conference in Hartford, are the latest indicators of problems in VA’s health care system. The senator has been seeking facility-specific results of an audit conducted by the agency in May. The audit was conducted amidst revelations that staff within the VA system in Arizona falsified records to conceal the agency’s inability to meet deadlines in providing healthcare services to veterans. Read the report by ctnewsjunkie.com here. Continue Reading →

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Deported Army Vet Seeks Pardon, Humanitarian Parole

An Army veteran deported to Italy nearly years two ago is attempting to return to his Connecticut family by seeking a pardon for drug and larceny convictions and a humanitarian parole that would let him go home for a year. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New Report Raps Military On Mental Health

The Army routinely deployed injured soldiers, including those with serious psychological problems, to Iraq and Afghanistan, and “exacerbated the medical and mental health conditions of countless soldiers and veterans” by flouting screening processes and disregarding medical restrictions, a new report by anti-war veterans’ groups alleges. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Lawsuit: VA Discriminates Against Veterans With Sexual Trauma

Two national veterans’ advocacy groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, saying it discriminates against victims of military sexual trauma who are seeking VA disability benefits. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Vietnam Vets With PTSD File Lawsuit To Gain Benefits

Five Vietnam War veterans, including a New Haven resident, filed a federal lawsuit Monday, claiming that they have been denied benefits and suffered stigma because they received “other than honorable” discharges due to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). (more…) Continue Reading →

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Can Legal Services Lead To Better Health Outcomes For Veterans?

In 2009, Edward LaPointe’s life hit bottom as he endured divorce, eviction, and homelessness. His earnings as a cab driver didn’t pay the bills and mental illness overwhelmed him. LaPointe, a Marine Corps veteran, was informed that he was no longer eligible for Social Security disability benefits. (more…) Continue Reading →

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