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VA's disability claims backlog down by 44 percent, but problems remain

The Department of Veterans Affairs believes it is on track to end its disability claims backlog by 2015. It's an uphill fight, considering that more than half of its claims have been waiting for at least four months, and appeals take an average of more than two years.

Tags: DoD , Department of Veterans Affairs , Eric Shinseki , American Legion , Zachary Hearn , House Appropriations Committee , management , Veterans Benefit Management System , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 04:53am EDT
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VA reduces disability claims backlog by 44 percent

The Veterans Affairs Department reduced the number of pending disability claims by 267,000 over the last year. Veterans are also waiting 119 days less than they did a year ago for their claims to be processed.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Eric Shinseki , Agent Orange , pay and benefits , Bernie Sanders , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 02:56pm EDT

As VA works to eliminate one backlog, one more might emerge

Under intense congressional and media pressure, VA has moved aggressively to eliminate its backlog of new claims for disability benefits. But veterans who appeal VA's decisions are still waiting years, on average.

Tags: VA , Veterans Affairs , Congress , Jared Serbu , Board of Veterans Appeals , House Veterans Affairs Committee

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 10:06am EDT
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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 , veterans , Veterans Benefits Administration

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

Doubts remain over VA's ability to end huge disability claims backlog

VA officials still insist the 630,000 disability claims waiting to be processed will be eliminated by 2015. But so far, numbers are headed in the wrong direction and House Veterans Affairs Committee members are losing patience.

Tags: VA , VBMS , Congress , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jeff Miller , Michael Michaud , Kevin McCarthy , Jared Serbu , technology , management , Allison Hickey

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 06:31am EDT
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