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Veterans Affairs officials going after scammers

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(WRCB) - Veterans Affairs officials in the Tennessee Valley are going after scams that charge veterans for help to obtain benefits.

It's illegal to charge a veteran for help filing a claim for disability or pension benefits.

How it works: so-called financial planners and veterans' counselors have found a loophole by calling their services "consultations" and charging fees of up to $700.

Senator Bob Corker recently sponsored events to help Tennessee veterans and administrators connect with free resources on local levels.

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