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VA officials can wait until January to start paying out the claims, but advocates want action sooner.
The move ends a years-long fight to get faster disability benefits for up to 90,000 Navy veterans who served in Vietnam.
The measure had been stalled on Capitol Hill for several weeks, as court moves took precedence for advocates.
The move all but ends a years long legal fight over presumptive benefits for up to 90,000 Vietnam veterans.