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Many medically discharged veterans are missing out on rating upgrade

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Hardeep Grewal was a 29-year-old Air Force computer operations specialist suffering a mild case of pneumonia when he deployed to Saudi Arabia and a series of other Southwest Asian countries in 2003.

The staff sergeant stayed ill and returned to the United States “looking like a scarecrow,” he said. He was diagnosed with asthma, which would require two medications daily for the rest of his life. By December 2004, Grewal was medically discharged with a 10 percent disability rating and a small severance payment. https://www.stripes.com/many-medically-discharged-veterans-are-missing-out-on-rating-upgrade-1.524059

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