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Pentagon erroneously withheld $78 million from injured veterans over 25 years

Released 3/17/16 at Stars & Stripes | Tags: Congressional Legislation

The Pentagon has been deducting money erroneously from combat-wounded veterans’ severance pay for 25 years, an error officials knew about for years and that might have affected upwards of 13,000 troops, according to lawmakers and a veterans advocacy group. Now lawmakers are trying to return the money — estimated to be $78 million — through a bi-partisan bill introduced Thursday.

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