CBS Uncovers New VA Scandal: Dept. Ignored Veterans' Benefits Claims

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<p>[<em>More in the cross-post on the MRC&#39;s <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2015/02/25/cbs-uncovers-new-… blog</a>.</em>]</p>
<p>Wyatt Andrews revealed the details of a new scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs on the 25 February 2015 edition of <i>CBS This Morning</i>. Andrews zeroed in on how the veterans' benefits office in Oakland, California simply ignored "more than 13,000 informal claims filed between 1996 and 2009 – all of which were stashed in a file cabinet and ignored until 2012." The correspondent spotlighted whistleblowers who claimed that "V.A. supervisors in Oakland ordered [employees] to mark the claims 'no action necessary,' and to toss them aside."</p>

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