Disabled soldier gets benefits kickstarted by state

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by GLENN FARLEY / KING 5 News

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Posted on June 9, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 9 at 8:39 PM

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- A disabled Army veteran, broke and unable to get his benefits to kick in, won't have to sell his possessions and move in with family after all.

Geoff Moore is a single parent responsible for three daughters and his 17-year-old brother. He was granted a medical discharge last November for a series of injuries. The first was in 2003 when he broke his back in Kuwait. Since, he's dealt with constant pain and post traumatic stress disorder.

After his last deployment just a few years ago to Iraq, Moore began to suffer lingering pain and numbness throughout his body.

Moore says he's still waiting for his benefits to kick in more than a year after he applied for them from the Department of Veteran's Affairs.

Planning to move, Moore was put in touch with the director of the Washington Department of Veteran's Affairs. He was promised help to get caught up on rent and to get his benefits in order.

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