Posthumous benefits

 

My dad will be 89 in a few days. He’s a World War II veteran; in fact, he was in the first platoon to cross into Germany.

My sister and I have been supporting him except for his Social Security.

We applied for VA benefits seven months ago.

I was told by a VA representative that there’s a backlog of WWII vets trying to get their benefits and it can take longer than a year. I know my dad didn’t wait a year to show up for active service.

This is shameful; this is the government saying we hope you die before we will actually keep our commitments to vets.

Richard Borenstein,

Aventura

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