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Do you know that there are approximately 28,000 disabled Veterans who live outside of the U.S. who are excluded from receiving health care from the VA? Many of these Veterans are classified by the VA as 50% or more disabled. If they resided in the U.S., they could be entitled to non-service connected disability health care from the VA at no cost (depending upon their financial status); but because they live overseas they are flatly denied.  The question is “Why?”

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U.S. Army/Capt. Andrew Adcock

For more than a week, the rumor wound its way through online networks of service members and veterans: Soldiers could now claim a 100% disability from the Department of Veterans Affairs if they were given bad batches of the anthrax vaccine from 2001 to 2007.

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Editor’s Note: This article by Jim Absher originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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It can be a major undertaking to sift through all the Department of Veterans Affairs benefits, and one not commonly known to veterans or their families is the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program under Chapter 35.

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