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Military sexual assault victims could get back benefits under plan

Victims of military sexual assault could be eligible for tens of thousands of dollars in retroactive disability benefits under a proposal being unveiled by pair of House lawmakers this week.

The measure is unlikely to become law this year, given the short legislative schedule left before the end of December.

But bill sponsors say they hope to either find a way to fast-track the measure or use it as the basis for similar legislation at the start of the next congressional session, where the idea could be advanced as part of more comprehensive military or veterans legislation.

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