JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) __ The Missouri Veterans Commission says the state’s veterans and their families received more than $1 billion in compensation and pension payments in 2010 __ up about 11 percent from the previous year.

Veterans and their families receive compensation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for pensions, disabilities and service-related deaths.

In all, the VA spent more than $2.2 billion in Missouri last year. Part of that money went toward VA clinics, veteran education programs and the costs of veterans’ medical care.
Missouri Veterans Commission:

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