Blumenthal to push for more help for vets today

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Post file photo.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Post file photo.

EAST HARTFORD — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) will join Connecticut veterans today at 11:30 a.m.  at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2083 in East Hartford to announce additional federal funds to address the unconscionable backlog in veteran disability claim.

His office says that while some claims continued to be processed during the shutdown, no new claims appeals were accepted and mandatory overtime that had been ordered to reduce the backlog was canceled. Services and support for veterans seeking to file claims or inquire about the status of existing claims was also severely curtailed, he said.




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