35k vets denied VA healthcare due to computer error

More than 35,000 combat veterans who applied for healthcare are not receiving it because the VA computer system erroneously flagged them as needing to a submit a means test, according to a document obtained by The Huffington Post.

The means test assesses household income and is a requirement for many veterans who wish to enroll in VA healthcare, but not combat veterans who are automatically eligible for five years of free coverage.

VA management told The Huffington Post that the organization has been aware of the problem since at least April and have issued a request to have the system changed to forego the means test for pending combat veterans, although no change has reportedly taken place yet.

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