One in Four Vets of Afghanistan Wars Are Filing Disability Claims

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 10, 2006

Press release: “One in four veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars are filing disability claims, according to records released by the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) under the Freedom of Information Act after nine months of denying their existence and posted today on the National Security Archive Web site.”

  • Document 1: VBA report, “Gulf War Veterans Information System, (GWVIS) February 2006,” Release Date March 31, 2006
  • Document 2: VBA report, “Compensation and Pension Benefit Activity Among 464,144 Veterans Deployed to the Global War on Terror,” January 30, 2006
  • Document 3: VBA report, “VBA report, “Compensation and Pension Benefit Activity Among Veterans Deployed to the Global War on Terrorism,” July 20, 2006
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