Disability Benefits

Sonny Cooper was diagnosed with prostate cancer that was linked to his exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, but his disability benefits were significantly reduced after his cancer went into remission, and he's in danger of losing his home. (Credit: CBS)

Vietnam Vet With Cancer Might Lose Home Due To Reduced Benefits

The U.S. Veterans Administration had been helping the Chicago man, but much of that support has stopped, and now he’s in the fight of his life.

CBS 2–01/09/2013

(Credit: U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

V.A. Working To Speed Up Claims Processing For Vets

Many veterans have complained that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs keeps them waiting months for benefits and, in some cases, medical care; but the V.A. says it’s working to speed up its process.

CBS 2–07/12/2012

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Vets Frustrated With Long Waits For Disability Benefits, Medical Care

As more American troops leave Iraq and Afghanistan, more are coming home with disabilities, but any say the wait for their disability benefits and medical care is longer and more complicated than they ever expected.

CBS 2–07/11/2012

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Debt Ceiling Fight Could Put Your Federal Benefits At Risk

If you don’t think the upcoming federal debt ceiling deadline will impact you, it might – if you’re expecting a check in the mail.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

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Facebook Photos Cost Woman Disability Benefits

A Quebec woman is no longer receiving disability checks from her insurance company, and Facebook is one of the reasons for the interference.

WBBM Newsradio–01/25/2011