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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Veterans Dying Waiting On Disability Benefits

Veterans are dying and leaving their spouses or even children to continue their fight.

"I wanted to take the pain. Just a little of it. I just wanted to releave him a little bit but there was no way"” said Mrs. Lundy. Back then doctors had a hard time diagnosing Judge Lundy’s illness. His military discharge files said he had a heart condition.

Lundy filed his first claim with the Veterans Administration asking for disability benefits in 1979. It was denied.

Captain Nick Lundy had more than 40 surgeries, including a liver transplant.

Sadly, he passed away in 1991. During that whole time he appealed his benefits case; claiming his injuries were a direct result of Agent Orange exposure.

The common myth that a veteran’s benefits claim dies with them isn’t true, according to Attig.

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