Injured-Vet Benefits Vary When injured veterans file claims with the government for disability benefits, the amount of cash they receive depends on where they live. A veteran in Illinois, for example, can expect $5,000 less per year than a veteran in Puerto Rico. Hear NPR's Cheryl Corley.
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Benefits for Injured Veterans Vary by State

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Benefits for Injured Veterans Vary by State

Benefits for Injured Veterans Vary by State

Benefits for Injured Veterans Vary by State

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When injured veterans file claims with the government for disability benefits, the amount of cash they receive depends on where they live. A veteran in Illinois, for example, can expect $5,000 less per year than a veteran in Puerto Rico.

Illinois officials want an explanation for the disparity. The Department of Veterans Affairs began a review earlier this month and the new Veterans Administration secretary says he'll continue the investigation. Hear NPR's Cheryl Corley.