This time, critics are going after the V.A. to denying benefits to a record number of veterans who have served since the 9-11 attacks. At least 125,000 American veterans who served our country since September 11th are being treated by the V.A. as though they never even put on a uniform. The Department of Veterans Affairs has ruled them ineligible for veterans benefits, not because they didn’t sacrifice, but because they left the military without an honorable discharge.