Veterans applying for VA Benefits expect to be denied the first time – and that’s why it’s often recommended an attorney gets involved. But how long until a veteran gets approved? A report from CBS 11 in Texas found that the process may take years, if not decades.
CBS 11 found that the process is so drawn out that the veteran may pass on before receiving benefits, leaving his widow to take on the case. The television station further found that in Northern Texas alone, veterans’ deaths resulted in 150 cases dismissed or denied since 2009.
However, while not all veterans have been taking advantage of benefits, the military has dishonorably discharging injured soldiers to prevent them from receiving disability, unemployment, and education benefits for life.