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Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: The family of a Marine who committed suicide after serving multiple combat tours said the Veterans Administration is demanding they return his final disability check for the month he killed himself.
Cpl. Elias Reyes Jr., who served two combat tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of an IED blast during his service, the Boston Globe reported.
The Marine veteran, who dreamed of going to medical school, received $400.93 a month in disability benefits from the VA until the time of his death in April, the Globe reported.
Less than a month later, his family received a letter demanding money issued to the veteran during the month of his death. The Globe reported that the first line of the letter said the VA was sorry to learn about Cpl. Reyes’ death, while the second line asked for his last disability check back.
“The next 22 lines of the letter detailed why my brother is not entitled to his disability check during the month in which he died,” his sister, Irene Kaludi, told the Globe. Keep Reading...