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Florida veterans may find their benefits impacted by 'crisis'

Veterans in Florida and other states turn to the federal government for the help they need after having served their country. Unfortunately, upon requesting veterans' benefits, many find themselves victims of a system that many say is broken, resulting in a crisis for veterans in need. This crisis has resulted in cries for reforms at the federal level.

In 2007, during his initial run for president, Barack Obama made promises to former service members that many say he has not fulfilled. He did increase the Department of Veterans Affairs' budget in an attempt to bolster the department, but many claim that the increased funding has done little to help the situation. In fact, many claim the VA is worse now than it was nearly 10 years ago.

Among the many complaints that regularly surface concerning the VA, the backlog of requests for benefits may be the most troubling. Veterans who were assured of care due to their service are finding themselves waiting for their claims to move through the system. Those pushing for reforms call the delays a form of betrayal.

Fortunately for Florida, veterans who are waiting for the benefits they need to allow them to attain financial security, help is available in the form of veterans' benefits attorneys. These attorneys have experience wading through the red tape that often makes obtaining benefits so difficult for veterans. With the help of a legal professional, a veteran may be able to skirt the current crisis and obtain the benefits he or she needs and deserves.

Source:, "Needed: Reform at Veterans Affairs," Dan Caldwell, Jan. 25, 2016

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