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Some veterans with ALS were deprived of health care benefits, VA watchdog finds

Nov 21, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

The Veterans Affairs Department's internal watchdog has uncovered widespread errors in how the agency awards benefits to some of its most vulnerable patients: those diagnosed with the devastating neurological disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

VA Inspector General Michael Missal, in a review released Tuesday, found that dozens of veterans suffering from ALS were deprived of financial support because staff mishandled their benefits claims.

Officials with the inspector general's ...