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Infographic: Medicaid Vs. Veterans Benefits- How Long Does it Take?

Applying for benefits? Veterans often wait much longer for assistance than those requesting Medicaid- and often by a mile.

How long does it take to get benefits? 316-327 Days for Veterans Affairs, 11-45 Days for Medicaid Eligibility. 900,000 Veterans are waiting for benefits right now. In Los Angeles, Veterans wait up to 619 days for benefits.
Sources: Medicaid Eligibility Determinations: http://www.gao.gov/assets/650/649788.pdf
Veterans Affairs Averages: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/612900-budget-performance-split.html

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