I-Team 8 story sparks VA benefits legislation
Feb 27, 2014 WISH-TV 8

By Karen Hensel

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An I-Team 8 investigation into the Veterans Affairs office in Indianapolis is prompting federal legislation that could help veterans across the country. It’s in response to what I-Team 8 uncovered about veterans dying before ever receiving their benefits.

If a veteran dies before getting their benefits, the new legislation would award those benefits to family members even if the children are over 18. Right now it only goes to dependent spouses and children under 18.

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