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Standardized form aimed to expedite VA disability claims

Primitive information technology could make a huge dent in the backlog of disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tags: VA backlog , GDIT , GDIT Enterprise Center

Friday - 09/26/2014, 10:35am EDT

New, standardized VA forms aim to speed up disability claims process

The Department of Veterans Affairs is set to introduce new, standardized disability claims forms to help streamline the claims process. The goal is to make it easier for veterans and their survivors to clearly state their claims and also provide necessary documentation.

Tags: pay and benefits , Veteran Affairs , veterans , Robert McDonald , Jared Serbu , Allison Hickey

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.

Tags: Social Security Administration , technology , McKinsey & Co. , Terrie Gruber

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 03:23am EDT

VA lifts overtime requirement for claims workers

The Department of Veterans Affairs will temporarily suspend a program that requires more than 10,000 disability claims processors to work at least 20 hours of overtime per month with VA Secretary Eric Shinseki saying Thursday he had to be careful not to burn out his workforce.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , overtime , workforce , Eric Shinseki

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 08:10pm EST

VA expedites disability claims for vets at back of the line

Veterans waiting more than a year for a decision on their disability claims are moving to the front of the line, under a new program announced Friday.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , disability claims backlog , veterans , Veterans Benefits Administration

Friday - 04/19/2013, 06:40pm EDT

Commissioner Astrue: Social Security back up center ready early

Social Security disability claims are being stymied at the state level, claims the Commissioner

Tags: mngt , Social Security , Michael Astrue ,

Friday - 11/20/2009, 12:05pm EST
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Record claims spur demand for automation at VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs, which processed a record one million claims in 2010, is still seeing claims come in faster than it can process them and expects even more new filings in 2011. Despite that, VA hopes to eliminate its backlog of claims by 2015.

Tags: VA , technology , management , Eric Shinseki , Veterans Benefits Administration , American Legion , female veterans , veterans , claims processing , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 07:29am EDT
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VA hopes to jumpstart claims processing

VA officials said they intend eliminate the backlog of disability claims by 2015 by looking to new technology. The agency wants to dramatically expand a pilot program that lets vets submit claims online.

Tags: technology , management , VA , Veterans Benefits Administration , Peter Levin , Michael Walcoff , Fast Track , Jared Serbu

Monday - 12/20/2010, 10:29am EST