newshour:

Almost one million veterans are waiting for their benefit claims to be processed, according to an investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting. One regional office in North Carolina was so overrun with claims folders that the sheer weight of their content exceeded the load-bearing capacity of the building itself.

These photos were included in a 2012 report from the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General. To see more photos and learn more about the backlog, go here.

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    as a child of a veteran, this makes me sick to my stomach :(
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    We have enough weapons - more than all the rest of the world - I’d like to see more of our defense budget go into fixing...
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    looks like my teller window
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    because “support our troops” really means “support our military-industrial complex.” and that doesn’t extend to vets....
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    You have a good point, but I’d have to see some data from the VA showing how many applications are for that sort of...
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    You have to realize how ridiculous some of the these claims are though. There are veterans that claim that the STDs they...
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    uh, government doesn’t create jobs
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