Hastert Weighs in on VA Disability Inequities

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An analysis of federal records done by the Chicago Sun-Times showed that Illinois ranks 50th out of 52 states and territories when it comes to disability pay.

Illinois vets received an average of $6,802 in 2003. Veterans in Puerto Rico received the most, at $11,607.

Hastert and several other members of Illinois' delegation have signed a letter asking the VA to study the issue and come up with a solution.

Hastert says Illinois veterans are getting "the short end of the stick" and there should be a more uniform way of handling disability pay.