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Are Military Widows Getting Their Full Benefits

Janet Snyder's husband was a Vietnam War veteran.  He paid into the military's survivor benefit plan for 30 years.  When he died of Agent Orange-related causes in 2010, they expected that Janet would get that money.  But Janet says not all the money is coming her way, and that deduction is causing hardship for some widows in this recession.  We talk to two widows and a VA representative on the details, plus why Janet would have gotten the full amount if she remarried.

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Janet Snyder, veteran widow
Nancy Paternico, veteran widow
Joseph Odya, National Service Officer, AMVETS

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