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Faster VA-DoD disability evaluations still far off

Leaders in the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments say a new system that will let them jointly evaluate the disabilities of wounded servicemembers is a vast improvement over old procedures, but it will take another year or two before they can meet their goal of evaluating disabilities within 300 days.

Tags: pay and benefits , DoD , VA , Congress , Patty Murray , Bill Lynn , Scott Gould , Scott Brown , electronic health record , technology , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 07:10pm EDT
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Injured troops still waiting for claim processing

A system designed to get wounded troops out of the military and on disability compensation more quickly has failed recently to meet its efficiency goals, delaying service members' release sometimes more than a year, documents show.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , VA , GAO , technology ,

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 09:40am EDT