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.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.