Few Disabled Colorado Vets Apply For Review Of Benefits

DENVER (AP) – More than 110 disabled veterans are eligible to have their disability status reviewed by a board that gives full retirement benefits.

According to the Department of Defense, that’s a small fraction of the nearly 1,500 Colorado veterans who are eligible.

The Denver Post says government bureaucracy, a lack of public outreach, and sometimes pride are keeping many veterans from applying.

The Physical Disability Board of Review can provide a monthly paycheck for life and health benefits for the entire family instead of a one-time settlement from the government.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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