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Combat Wounded Soldiers Ripped Off In Tax Sham

Released 3/28/16 at Disabled Veterans (blog) | Tags: Discharges, Veteran's Benefits

A recent investigation shows the Pentagon ripped off wounded soldiers through a repayment scheme to a tune of $78 million over the past 25 years. Lawmakers were shocked to learn the Department of Defense had knowingly withheld tax payments from the disability payments paid to wounded soldiers on their way out of the military. Federal law prohibited the practice, but the DOD victimized at least 13,000 disabled soldiers through its withholding policy.

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