Scott Davis, a program specialist at the VA enrollment center in Atlanta, says 34,000 veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan lost their eligibility for healthcare after the VA sat on their applications until they expired. The applications were designated as pending because they lacked income information. However, combat veterans are not required to verify their income when applying for VA benefits. For more information, watch the video from Fox News, and also at this article. Mr. Davis' testimony before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs on July 8, 2014 is available on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs website. Mr. Davis filed for whistleblower protection in January, 2014.
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