Filipino WWII veterans sue feds over benefit





Filipino World War II veterans and widows of those who already have died are suing the federal government over benefit payments that they say are inadequate and discriminatory.

The suit was filed against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in San Francisco federal court Friday.

It claims one-time payments of either $9,000 or $15,000 given to the Filipino soldiers or their survivors are a pittance compared with what other veterans receive....


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