Record Number of Veterans Applying for Disability

Monday, May 28, 2012

Of the 1.6 million veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, nearly half are applying for disability benefits. New numbers show that 45 percent of vets are claiming service-related psychological and physical injuries. That's far more than ever before. So why now?

Greg Jacob is a combat veteran and the policy director for Service Women's Action Network.


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Greg Jacob

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Diana Coontz from San Francisco, CA

Please ask Mr. Greg Jacobs this:
I am a Woman Veteran that Attended the SWAN Truth & Justice Summit in Washington DC. I was terribly injured during their event which included a Congressional Tour on Capitol Hill. I now suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury as a Result...
While heavily sedated in the hospital they tried to record me to eliminate their obvious liability...

I was forced to fly home alone Two days after a Moderate Concussion, unaccompanied which resulted in A serious distressing event stranded 23 hours in Denver, a place I've never been (a layover arranged by SWAN) with no money for food, etc...
SWAN refuses to contact me, send condolences or any reimbursement as promised for my original airfare...

I thought Marines never leave a man behind!

May. 28 2012 05:55 AM

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