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Vets Raise Concerns Over Bonuses for VA Employees

Columbia, SC (WLTX) – The Columbia VA Regional Office just gave more than 350 employees Special Contribution Awards for their good work, totaling close to $200,000.

14,000 veterans in our state are waiting for their benefit claims to be processed. In the midst of cutting down the backlog of claims, some veterans are upset that employees are being given awards.

The decision is not a popular one with veterans like Fletcher Tucker.  “No bonus should have been given,” said Tucker.

Tucker says there are thousands of veterans waiting for their benefits and now is not the time to reward employees.

“Until the situation has been corrected, then its time to talk about bonuses. We’ve got 14,000 still waiting so no, not at all.”  To read full article, click here: http://www.wltx.com/story/news/local/2014/08/15/va-veterans-columbia/14144017/