More POW claimants than actual POWs. Some of the recipients of POW benefits apparently don't deserve them.
One of the major idiocies of the VA... phony POWs. Jug Burkett outed all this many years ago, but no one in Congress or the VA or anywhere else has ever even started to work on what should be done, find and kick out and recover money from phony POWs. But a law got passed by Congress, with McCain and Kerry involved, that basically forbids rechecking people once they've been qualified without prior problems in the process. This is nuts, totally nuts, and the numbers of phonies doing this is way too high to just let go. But this article is 9 years old and things haven't changed. What would it take? --Del