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Purple Heart Recipients Will Move To Front Of Line For VA Claims

 

March 11, 2019



Purple Heart recipients will soon have priority in the queue for Department of Veterans Affairs claims, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie announced on Feb. 26. The change is in “recognition of wounds taken in battle,” he said. Starting April 1, 2019, veterans who have earned the Purple Heart and are submitting initial disability compensation claims will be given priority processing.

Transylvania County veterans who were awarded the Purple Heart and will be filing an initial VA disability claim can contact the Transylvania County Veterans Service Office at (828) 884-3276 to schedule an appoint...



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