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Vet Groups Claim VA Discriminates Against Rape Survivors

NBC News reports:

In an email to NBC News, Ndidi Mojay, a VA spokeswoman, said the agency is “unable to comment” specifically on pending litigation involving the federal government.

But Mojay did address the claim more generally, writing: “Meeting the needs of Veterans who have experienced Military Sexual Trauma is of the highest importance to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The department is working very hard to ensure that these claims are adjudicated compassionately and fairly, with sensitivity to the unique circumstances presented by each individual claim.”

The lawsuit casts a hard focus on the VA office tasked with assessing whether disability claims have merit and are worthy of federal compensation: The Veterans Benefits Administration.

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