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Report says 60,000 veterans get triple benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 60,000 veterans were triple dippers last year, drawing a total of $3. 5 billion in military retirement pay plus veterans and Social Security disability benefits at the same time, congressional auditors report. It's all legal. The average payment was about $59,000, but about 2,300 veterans, or 4 percent of the total, received concurrent payments of $100,000 or more, the Government Accountability Office said. The highest payment was to a veteran who received in in...

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