Vets “not well-served,” disability panel chief says

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04/12/07

The way the government rates service members’ disabilities is inconsistent, and the Army might be shortchanging injured soldiers, the chairman of a special commission said Thursday. Testifying before a Senate panel, retired Lt. Gen. James Terry Scott, chairman of the Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission, detailed problems in the Pentagon and Veterans Affairs ratings systems...

//www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18076545/


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Flawed System May Hurt Disabled Soldiers

The Army might be shortchanging injured soldiers by rating the severity of their disabilities with a system that is both unwieldy and inconsistent, the head of a special commission said on Thursday. Pentagon officials denied that those who rate the disabilities would cheat service members, but pledged to investigate.

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