AP reported this weekend that America's newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate. RWU Law Magazine explores the possible legal ramifications.

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AP reported this weekend that America's newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate. RWU Law Magazine explores the possible legal ramifications.

RWU Law 3According to The Associated Press, America's newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen.

A staggering 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for injuries they say are service-related. That is more than double the estimate of 21 percent who filed such claims after the Gulf War in the early 1990s, top government officials said.

RWU Law Magazine explores the possible legal ramifications.