Veterans Facing Difficulties Obtaining Benefits Want Issue Brought Into National Spotlight

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Many veterans in Florida are having trouble obtaining disability benefits, some saying it has taken them up to five years to file their claim. With 3.8 million disabled veterans living in the United States as of 2015, there are many who think this issue needs to be brought into the national spotlight.

Lauren Price, a retired navy veteran who has gone through the filing process herself, said more training needs to be invested in those handling future veterans claims.

“We don’t expect them to have someone who knows everything about neurology and orthopedics and psychiatry and all these things to actually handle the readings, but they have to understand the basic medical terminology they’re looking at,” Price said.

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