Stars and Stripes reports that some combat-injured sailors and Marines may have been cheated out of millions in veterans disability payments because of paperwork mistakes made by the services, according to a class-action complaint recently brought against the military. Officials from the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) filed the lawsuit on behalf of three combat veterans who lost about $20,000 in disability benefits each because service officials failed to note their injuries were combat-related. Veterans medically-separated from the Navy or Marine Corps after January, 2008 who believe they might have lost out on disability payments because of similar problems can inquire about joining the lawsuit by calling NVLSP at 1-877-345-8387. A copy of the class-action complaint is available on the NVLSP website.
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