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Twenty years after the Legislature agreed to close enrollment in a program meant to help encourage employers to hire workers who have permanent injuries, the program still has 2,673 open claims.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it now has fewer than 100,000 disability claims older than four months, a "historic milestone" that is one-sixth the size of a long-term backlog that reached a record 611,000 claims in 2013.

Frustration over lost documents and denied claims continues for Floridians who blame cancers and other disease on contaminated water at the U.S. Marine base at Camp Lejeune, N.C. decades ago.
 

Ten retired members of the New York City Police and Fire Departments who now call South Florida home are charged with defrauding the Social Security system of tens of thousands of dollars.

AP

While in Orlando at the Disabled American Veterans national convention over the weekend, President Barack Obama noted the progress that’s been made on disability claims at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Tampa Bay Times reports.