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News - July 12, 2013

VetCon will be one-stop shop for veterans

VA, others offer help from benefits to job skills

by Glenn Wohltmann

Those who have fought for our country face a staggering number of problems. According to statistics from the office of Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) the unemployment rate among veterans in California is approximately 10.3 percent, three points higher than the national average. The average time for a case pending at the Oakland VA regional office is more than a year, well above the national average. If veterans file a fully-developed claim, the average pending time is 139.7 days at the Oakland VA, although their target is 90 days.

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