Nearly 900,000 claims for veterans compensation and pension filed by our nation’s 23 million veterans were pending as of last fall, and the numbers are only going up according to a story in The New York Times published in September. It is an article worth a read, because it discusses the problem that vets know all too well….years of waiting, lost documents, needless denials and appeals. These claims are filed by less than 5% of our nation’s veterans, yet the growing VA bureaucracy cannot keep up. It is scary to think of what the sequester might to do the staffing at the Department of Veterans Affairs and how it will impact the backlog.
- VA backlog continues to mount; no clear solutions in sight (stripes.com)
- Veterans have waited at least a year on claims (newsobserver.com)
- Want to See How VA is Doing Processing Disability Claims? Check Out this Map (theveteransdisabilitylawfirm.com)
- Lawmakers: why delay for vets’ benefits (newsnet5.com)
- TV Report: Florida VA Office One of the Worst (theveteransdisabilitylawfirm.com)