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The letter from the Veterans Administration said: "The non-compensable evaluation heretofore assigned you for your service-connected disability is confirmed and continued."

The bewildered veteran who received it penciled a note across its face: "What the hell does this mean?" and mailed, it to his Congressman.

Last week, the Veterans Administration translated its bureaucratic gobbledygook. The veteran's "physical condition," said VA, "has not changed from a previous examination, and he is not entitled to compensation." Henceforth, a red-faced VA announced, all correspondence will be proofread by young veterans "to make sure it is really intelligible."


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