Listen to a Podcast of a WMT Radio Interview About Veterans Waiting Times

WMT radio’s Bob Bruce featured the investigative story by IowaWatch and four Iowa newspapers about waiting times facing the state’s war veterans who try to get U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits. IowaWatch Executive Director-Editor Lyle Muller spoke with Bruce about this story on Thursday, Jan. 10. You can hear the interview here.

Newsroom Collaboration Gives Veterans Story Life

The numbers were available: Iowa veterans were waiting at the end of 2012, on average, 313 days before the Department of Veterans Affairs processed their benefit claims. Less than a year, but more than 10 months. After returning from war, with disabilities.
But what did those numbers mean?