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Lt. Andy Binder with the Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Department wrote a letter to President Trump detailing problems he is having getting needed paperwork about sheriff's department trainees to the VA. Credit: Lincoln Co. Sheriff Lt. Andy Binder with the Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Department wrote a letter to President Trump detailing problems he is having getting needed paperwork about sheriff's department trainees to the VA. Credit: Lincoln Co. Sheriff
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A Lincoln County Sheriff's lieutenant has written a letter to President Trump detailing why some veterans may not be getting money they deserve from the GI Bill.

"This affects tens of thousands of service members," Lt. Andy Binder said.

Binder said he's having trouble forwarding paperwork to the Veterans Administration for trainees who are at the department learning to be deputies, detectives and corrections officers.  

He said the St. Louis Regional Office of the VA has only one working fax machine for 18 states.

"We made no less than 120 attempts in a three day span to send off our certification letters to the VA and every single time they came back busy," Lt. Binder said.

Without the monthly certification letters, Lt. Binder said the trainees cannot get paid.

It's not known if President Trump has seen the letter, but US Senator Roy Blunt's office told News 4 they do have the letter, and they are looking into the problem.

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