I would certainly be upset receiving one, but from what the short article says here, the letter was supposed to let individuals know who actually do have Lou Gehrig’s disease about their benefits.  Ok let’s see, structured query language gone bad maybe and more than likely a human who wrote the code with mismatches.  In this case, benefits = Lou Gehrig, no wait a minute, we need an “if” clause, or two or three of them, and how about a few “when” clauses attached to the array of data,  that could fix it right up.  See the new Algorithm link I added on the site for more details.  BD 

(AP) At least 1,200 veterans across the country have been mistakenly told by the Veterans Administration that they suffer from a fatal imageneurological disease.
One of the leaders of a Gulf War veterans group says panicked veterans from Alabama, Florida, Kansas, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming have contacted the group about the error.

Denise Nichols, the vice president of the National Gulf War Resource Center, says the VA is blaming a coding error for the mistake.

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