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Edwin del Rio waited two years for the Department of Veterans Affairs to resolve his disability claim. When he received a $31,000 retroactive benefits check, he used some of it to buy a new electric guitar and pay off debt. (Monica Lam/KQED)

Edwin del Rio waited two years for the
Department of Veterans Affairs to resolve his disability claim. When he
received a $31,000 retroactive benefits check, he used some of it to
buy a new electric guitar and pay off debt. (Monica Lam/KQED)

Edwin del Rio waited two years for the Department of Veterans Affairs to resolve his disability claim. When he received a $31,000 retroactive benefits check, he used some of it to buy a new electric guitar and pay off debt. (Monica Lam/KQED)