(Associated Press) Nearly 60,000 veterans were triple-dippers last year, drawing a total of $3.5 billion in military retirement pay plus veterans and Social Security disability benefits at the same time, congressional auditors report.
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The average payment was about $59,000, but about 2,300 veterans, or 4 percent of the total, received concurrent payments of $100,000 or more, the Government Accountability Office said.
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The highest payment was to a veteran who received $208,757 in combined payments in 2013.