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TOPIC: The U.S. Army's broken disability system


STEP 1 - Read the following article: READING COMPREHENSION ARTICLE 41




STEP 2 - Answer these questions (choose the best answer):

1. Why can't Sgt. Lanier serve in the military anymore?
  Because of his injured back
  Because of his hand
  Because his vision has deteriorated

2. Under the old system, an injured soldier would have to go through the claims process ______________.
  twice
  once
  three or more times

3. How long does it take to get discharged under the current system?
  Under a year
  A couple of months
  Up to two years

4. Is the new system better than the old system?
  Yes, it's much better.
  It doesn't seem that way.
  It is a lot more effective.

5. How much will the government pay Sgt. Lanier in disability compensation?
  They won't pay him anything.
  He doesn't know.
  They will pay him about $2,500 per month.

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