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Number of veterans waiting for benefits hit a record high

A record number of veterans are waiting to receive benefits as the Trudeau government fails to make progress on the backlog of applications.

At the end of September, more than 44,000 applications from veterans applying for benefits were sitting in Veterans Affairs Canada’s queue, an increase of 10% from six months earlier.

While a number of these applications are in the queue because they were incomplete, since March 2019 the number of complete applications waiting for review rose to 6,300 or 37%.

Over a third of the applications in the queue have been waiting for four months or longer.

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