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Old 09-06-2014, 11:07 PM
 
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Interesting article and the thread title is the same as the link.

Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable - LA Times

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ack Behunin received welcome news last year from the Department of Veterans Affairs: Due to war-related medical conditions, he was being declared unfit to work, boosting his tax-free monthly disability compensation from $1,850 to $3,000..

Not that he had any interest in a job. A World War II veteran in Burbank, he is 90 years old.

His case is not an aberration. Senior citizens have helped make the benefit known as individual unemployability one of the fastest-growing expenditures in the VA disability system. The number of "unemployable" veterans has nearly tripled since 2000, to 321,451, with the majority at ages when most people have already stopped working.

Government data show that 56% of the beneficiaries are at least 65 years old. Eleven percent are 80 and older.
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