New claims data shows that National Guards and Reservists who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to be rejected for disability claims at twice the rate of active-duty troops serving. To date, 45% of active duty troops who served have filed disability claims, with 4% of the claims being denied.

Only 23% of Guards and Reservists have filed for disability benefits, but 11% of the claims have been denied. That means that Guards and Reservists are only half as likely to file claims, but more than twice as likely to be rejected.

The House and Senate veterans affairs committees have asked for investigations into this discrepancy.



Comments are closed.